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Predation

the consumption of one living organism (prey) by another ( the predator)

2

How much effort do I expend foraging?

Search Time and Handling

3

describes the relationship between prey consumption and prey density

Functional Responses

4

Point on graph at which handling time is the only constraint to prey consumption

plateau on curve II and III

5

What does the change in the steepness of the slope in curves II and III represent?

changes in search time

6

Prey Density Equation

Prey Density (m^2)=# of prey present/area (m^2)

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direct relationships between species

competition, predation, herbivory, parasitism, commensalism, amensalism, and mutualism