By Pedro Barbosa, Ignacio Castellanos
This publication addresses the basic problems with predator-prey interactions, with an emphasis on predation between arthropods, which were larger studied, and for which the database is extra vast than for the big and infrequent vertebrate predators. The publication may still attract ecologists attracted to the extensive factor of predation results on groups.
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Ecology of Predator-Prey Interactions by Pedro Barbosa, Ignacio Castellanos