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How Gradual Interference and Ratio Dependence Emerge

Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg

in How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913831
eISBN:
9780190267902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913831.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on mechanistic theoretical approaches to explain the emergence of ratio dependence at a global scale from various behavioral models of species interaction. It explains how ... More


The Ratio Dependence Controversy

Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg

in How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913831
eISBN:
9780190267902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913831.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding the topic of ratio-dependence model of predator-prey interactions. It considers the practice of many ecologists in using the Lotka-Volterra model and ... More


A comparative approach to understanding human numerical cognition

Kerry E. Jordan and Elizabeth M. Brannon

in The Origins of Object Knowledge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199216895
eISBN:
9780191696039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216895.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Language does not necessarily support all human cognition. Comparative research continues to uncover the links between the cognitive abilities of humans and other animal species that lack language. ... More


Direct Measurements of the Functional Response

Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg

in How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913831
eISBN:
9780190267902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913831.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter studies the methods of direct measurements of prey captures, either in the laboratory or in the field. It reviews experimental or observational studies that lead to direct quantitative ... More


It Must Be Beautiful

Roger Arditi and Lev R. Ginzburg

in How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199913831
eISBN:
9780190267902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199913831.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains the role of ratio-dependence as an invariance in ecology. It analyzes the importance of using scaling invariance in mathematics and proposes that all models of interacting ... More


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