Relaxation of risk-sensitive behaviour of prey following disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian devil.

@article{Hollings2015RelaxationOR,
  title={Relaxation of risk-sensitive behaviour of prey following disease-induced decline of an apex predator, the Tasmanian devil.},
  author={Tracey Hollings and Hamish I McCallum and Kaely Kreger and Nick J. Mooney and Menna E. Jones},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={282 1810}
}
Apex predators structure ecosystems through lethal and non-lethal interactions with prey, and their global decline is causing loss of ecological function. Behavioural changes of prey are some of the most rapid responses to predator decline and may act as an early indicator of cascading effects. The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii), an apex predator… CONTINUE READING

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