Group defence and the predator’s functional response
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- Geritz, S.A.H. & Gyllenberg, M. J. Math. Biol. (2013) 66: 705. doi:10.1007/s00285-012-0617-7
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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.