Predator-induced life-history plasticity under time constraints in pool frogs

  title={Predator-induced life-history plasticity under time constraints in pool frogs},
  author={Res Altwegg},
The mere presence of predators often decreases the growth rate of prey individuals, which devote energy and time to predator avoidance mechanisms. However, if time constraints are present, the prey individuals might be forced to neglect predators in order to grow faster. Amphibian larvae lower their activity when exposed to predators, which increases their survival probability but lowers their growth rate. I investigated how time constraints affect the growth strategies of pool frogs (Rana… CONTINUE READING

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