The Orgins and Evolution of Predator‐Prey Theory

  title={The Orgins and Evolution of Predator‐Prey Theory},
  author={A. Berryman},
  • A. Berryman
  • Published 1992
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Predator-prey theory is traced from its origins in the Malthus-Verhulst lo- gistic equation, through the Lotka-Volterra equations, logistic modifications to both prey and predator equations, incorporation of the Michaelis-Menten-Holling functional response into the predator and prey equations, and the recent development of ratio-dependent functional responses and per-capita rate of change functions. Some of the problems of classical predator-prey theory, including the paradoxes of enrichment… CONTINUE READING
    Ratio- and predator-dependent functional forms for predators optimally foraging in patches.