Absolute versus per unit body length speed of prey as an estimator of vulnerability to predation.

@article{Vandamme1999AbsoluteVP,
  title={Absolute versus per unit body length speed of prey as an estimator of vulnerability to predation.},
  author={R Vandamme and TJ Vandooren},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          347-352
        }
}
To study whether absolute (m/s) or relative (body lengths/s) speed should be used to compare the vulnerability of differently sized animals, we developed a simple computer simulation. Human 'predators' were asked to 'catch' (mouse-click) prey of different sizes, moving at different speeds across a computer screen. Using the simulation, a prey's chances of escaping predation depended on its speed (faster prey were more difficult to catch than slower prey of the same body size), but also on its… CONTINUE READING

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