Accounting for size-specific predation improves our ability to predict the strength of a trophic cascade.

@article{Stevenson2016AccountingFS,
  title={Accounting for size-specific predation improves our ability to predict the strength of a trophic cascade.},
  author={Christine F Stevenson and Kyle W. Demes and Anne K. Salomon},
  journal={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          1041-53
        }
}
Predation can influence the magnitude of herbivory that grazers exert on primary producers by altering both grazer abundance and their per capita consumption rates via changes in behavior, density-dependent effects, and size. Therefore, models based solely on changes in abundance may miss key components of grazing pressure. We estimated shifts in grazing… CONTINUE READING