Use of prey hotspots by an avian predator: purposeful unpredictability?

  title={Use of prey hotspots by an avian predator: purposeful unpredictability?},
  author={Timothy C Roth and Steven L. Lima},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  volume={169 2},
The use of space by predators in relation to their prey is a poorly understood aspect of predator-prey interactions. Classic theory suggests that predators should focus their efforts on areas of abundant prey, that is, prey hotspots, whereas game-theoretical models of predator and prey movement suggest that the distribution of predators should match that of their prey's resources. If, however, prey are spatially anchored to one location and these prey have particularly strong antipredator… CONTINUE READING

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