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eschweizerbartxxx 0368-0770/08/0272 $ 0.75
 

Summary: eschweizerbartxxx
0368-0770/08/0272 $ 0.75
2008 E. Schweizerbartsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, D-70176 Stuttgart
Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol.
2008, vol. 30, Part 2, p. 272274, Stuttgart, April 2008
by E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 2008
Emergence of functional responses from interactions of
individuals
Donald L. DeAngelis, Shu Ju, and J. Nathaniel Holland
Introduction
Ratio-dependent functional responses are regarded by many
ecologists to be relatively uncommon in nature, or at least lack-
ing in a solid mechanistic basis. Our objective was to show that
such responses can be given a mechanistic basis, and to show
that such responses might actually occur more commonly than
thought and can be appropriate for some broad classes of con-
sumer-resource systems, such as wading birds feeding in a
wetland.
The prey-dependent Holling Type II functional response, F,
can be written as

  

Source: Azevedo, Ricardo - Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston
Holland, J. Nathaniel - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology