Putting prey and predator into the CO2 equation--qualitative and quantitative effects of ocean acidification on predator-prey interactions.

@article{Ferrari2011PuttingPA,
  title={Putting prey and predator into the CO2 equation--qualitative and quantitative effects of ocean acidification on predator-prey interactions.},
  author={M. Ferrari and M. McCormick and P. Munday and M. Meekan and D. Dixson and {\"O}ona Lonnstedt and D. Chivers},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 11},
  pages={
          1143-8
        }
}
  • M. Ferrari, M. McCormick, +4 authors D. Chivers
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Ecology letters
  • Little is known about the impact of ocean acidification on predator-prey dynamics. Herein, we examined the effect of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) on both prey and predator by letting one predatory reef fish interact for 24 h with eight small or large juvenile damselfishes from four congeneric species. Both prey and predator were exposed to control or elevated levels of CO(2). Mortality rate and predator selectivity were compared across CO(2) treatments, prey size and species. Small juveniles of all… CONTINUE READING

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