- One predator - two prey systems: Individual behaviour and population dynamics
- Award date
- 18 January 2012
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
In this thesis, I study relatively simple food webs consisting of only two or three herbivores, a plant and a predator. Such systems are characterized by complex interactions, on the one hand, through the occurrence of apparent competition, apparent mutualism and intraguild predation, and on the other hand through the behaviour of predators and prey. Additionally, the temporal and spatial scales on which these interactions occur will intensify or weaken the effect of these interactions on population densities.
The aim of this thesis is to study interactions determining prey densities in a simple food web and how prey and predator behaviour influence the strength of these interactions.
- Thesis: 154100_Thesis (1).pdf: Please note that the acknowledgements section and the author's curriculum vitae are not included
in this file.
Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.