Disentangling the roles of bottom-up and top-down drivers in the trade-off between food acquisition and safety in prey with multiple predators

Olivier Pays, Pierrick Blanchard, Simon Chamaillé-Jammes, Marion Valeix, Andrew Loveridge, David Macdonald, Stéphanie Périquet, Esther Van Der Meer, Patrick Duncan, Godfrey Mtare & Herve Fritz
1. Prey face a trade-off between acquiring food and avoiding predation, but food availability, and therefore its effect, is rarely measured in field studies investigating non-lethal effects of predation. The main aim of this study is to investigate the role of the presence of predators in the functional adjustments of feeding parameters with patch quality in a medium-size herbivore. 2. In Hwange National Park (Zimbabwe), we set up an experiment by manipulating, over two years,...
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