Allometric functional response model: body masses constrain interaction strengths.

  title={Allometric functional response model: body masses constrain interaction strengths.},
  author={Olivera Vucic-Pestic and Bj{\"o}rn Christian Rall and Gregor Kalinkat and Ulrich Brose},
  journal={The Journal of animal ecology},
  volume={79 1},
1. Functional responses quantify the per capita consumption rates of predators depending on prey density. The parameters of these nonlinear interaction strength models were recently used as successful proxies for predicting population dynamics, food-web topology and stability. 2. This study addressed systematic effects of predator and prey body masses on the functional response parameters handling time, instantaneous search coefficient (attack coefficient) and a scaling exponent converting type… CONTINUE READING
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