Landscape of fear influences the relative importance of consumptive and nonconsumptive predator effects.

@article{Matassa2011LandscapeOF,
  title={Landscape of fear influences the relative importance of consumptive and nonconsumptive predator effects.},
  author={Catherine M Matassa and Geoffrey C Trussell},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 12},
  pages={2258-66}
}
Predators can initiate trophic cascades by consuming and/or scaring their prey. Although both forms of predator effect can increase the overall abundance of prey's resources, nonconsumptive effects may be more important to the spatial and temporal distribution of resources because predation risk often determines where and when prey choose to forage. Our experiment characterized temporal and spatial variation in the strength of consumptive and nonconsumptive predator effects in a rocky… CONTINUE READING
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