Changing the Rules of Engagement

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226043630
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226043647 | DOI:
Changing the Rules of Engagement

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There are different ways to explore prey and predator relationships. In a few instances, prey have expanded into areas that lack effective carnivores. Then, we can ask whether prey differ in responses to recently extirpated or long-extinct predators. Other sorts of insights can be gleaned when wildly exotic species invade. Sometimes they are introduced animals known as aliens. They can also be humans armed with new technologies. With these issues in mind, the author describes spent time in Africa, Australia, Argentina, and central Asia in order to study how prey and predator relationships have changed.

Keywords: prey; predators; Africa; Australia; Argentina; central Asia

Chapter.  9683 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology

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