Date of Award
Masters Capstone Project
M.S. in Geographic Information Science
College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Geography and the Environment
Steven R. Hick
Predator-prey interactions, Interaction between species
Predator-prey interactions are complex and direct interactions between predator-prey pairs are difficult to distinguish due to direct and indirect effects of additional predator-prey interactions. While most studies evaluating the impact of predators on prey concentrate on consumption (mortality of prey caused by a predator), there are a variety of interactions that take place between predators and prey that may not result in mortality. These in direct impacts of predation have been found to influence micro- and macro- habitat use, time allocation patterns, species distribution, population growth, and species interactions and can be just as strong or stronger than consumptive effects.
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Messinger, Lindsey, "Inter-Species Interactions: Effects of Spatial Proximity of Breeding Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia) and Mountain Plovers (Charadrius montanus) on Mountain Plover Nest Success" (2012). Geography and the Environment: Graduate Student Capstones. 27.