Temperature dependence of the functional response.

  title={Temperature dependence of the functional response.},
  author={G{\"o}ran Englund and Gunnar Ohlund and Catherine L. Hein and Sebastian Diehl},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  volume={14 9},
The Arrhenius equation has emerged as the favoured model for describing the temperature dependence of consumption in predator-prey models. To examine the relevance of this equation, we undertook a meta-analysis of published relationships between functional response parameters and temperature. We show that, when plotted in lin-log space, temperature dependence of both attack rate and maximal ingestion rate exhibits a hump-shaped relationship and not a linear one as predicted by the Arrhenius… CONTINUE READING
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