PREDATORS REDUCE PREY POPULATION GROWTH BY INDUCING CHANGES IN PREY BEHAVIOR

@article{Nelson2004PREDATORSRP,
  title={PREDATORS REDUCE PREY POPULATION GROWTH BY INDUCING CHANGES IN PREY BEHAVIOR},
  author={Erik H. Nelson and Chris E. Matthews and Jay A. Rosenheim},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={85},
  pages={1853-1858}
}
The ability of predators to reduce prey populations is generally ascribed to the consumption of prey individuals. However, predators may also induce behavioral chang- es in prey individuals, which can reduce prey survival and reproduction. Pea aphid pop- ulations are impacted by a variety of predators, many of which induce escape responses in individual aphids. We created disturbance-only predators (surgically manipulated pred- ators that were unable to consume prey, but were still able to… 

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