Body condition and parasite intensity correlates with escape capacity in Iberian hares (Lepus granatensis)

@article{Alzaga2007BodyCA,
  title={Body condition and parasite intensity correlates with escape capacity in Iberian hares (Lepus granatensis)},
  author={Vanesa Alzaga and Joaqu{\'i}n Vicente and Diego Villan{\'u}a and Patrick Acevedo and Fabi{\'a}n Casas and Christian Gort{\'a}zar},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={62},
  pages={769-775}
}
Preys require effective anti-predator traits to escape from predator attacks, whereas predators focus on individuals that have lower fitness. This fitness reduction is due to the effects of many regulatory forces such as parasites. We directly observed in the field the escape performance of the Iberian hare (Lepus granatensis) against coursing predators (measured as the time to be taken by greyhounds) and examined the relationships between parasite loads and duration of escape behaviours to… CONTINUE READING

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