Enemy–Victim Interactions

Part of the Use R! book series (USE R)


Enemy–victim interactions, a.k.a. consumer{resource, or exploitative interactions are among the most dramatic interactions we can witness, whether that interaction is a cheetah chasing down a gazelle, or an osprey diving for a fish. Humans have always had a fascination with predators and death, and ecologists are humans, for the most part. In addition, plants are consumers too, but watching grass take up nitrate and CO2 (i.e., grow) is somewhat less scintillating than tracking wolves across the tundra. Nonetheless, these are both examples of consumer–resource interactions; most competition, by the way, is thought to operate through uptake of shared, limiting resources [120, 200].


Jacobian Matrix Functional Response Prey Density Prey Model Volterra Model 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyMiami UniversityOxfordUSA

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