, Volume 66, Issue 4-5, pp 705-717
Date: 06 Nov 2012

Group defence and the predator’s functional response

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Abstract

We derive from first principles the functional response of the predator and the reproduction rate of the prey in the case that the prey form groups as a defence against the predator and the latter captures only single prey. We also give some examples of the resulting predator–prey population dynamics.

Dedicated to Odo Diekmann on the occasion of his 65th birthday.