Human Activity Helps Prey Win the Predator-Prey Space Race

  title={Human Activity Helps Prey Win the Predator-Prey Space Race},
  author={Tyler B. Muhly and Christina A Semeniuk and Alessandro Massolo and Laura Hickman and Marco Musiani},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Predator-prey interactions, including between large mammalian wildlife species, can be represented as a "space race", where prey try to minimize and predators maximize spatial overlap. Human activity can also influence the distribution of wildlife species. In particular, high-human disturbance can displace large carnivore predators, a trait-mediated direct effect. Predator displacement by humans could then indirectly benefit prey species by reducing predation risk, a trait-mediated indirect… CONTINUE READING