ADAPTIVE RESPONSES OF PREDATORS TO PREY AND PREY TO PREDATORS: THE FAILURE OF THE ARMS‐RACE ANALOGY

@article{Abrams1986ADAPTIVERO,
  title={ADAPTIVE RESPONSES OF PREDATORS TO PREY AND PREY TO PREDATORS: THE FAILURE OF THE ARMS‐RACE ANALOGY},
  author={P. Abrams},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1986},
  volume={40}
}
  • P. Abrams
  • Published 1986
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
  • This paper analyzes a number of relatively general models of predator‐prey adaptation and coadaptation. The motivation behind this work is, in part, to evaluate the “race analogy” that has been applied in analyzing predator‐prey coevolution. The models are based on the assumption that increased investment in predation‐related adaptations must be paid for by decreased adaptation to some other factor. Increased investment in predation‐related adaptations by the prey lowers the predator's… CONTINUE READING
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