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Predator--prey dynamics; role of olfaction.


Predator--prey dynamics; role of olfaction.

Conover, Michael R.

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The sheer variety of strategies employed by animals to avoid being seen by predators led Conover (wildland resources, Utah State U.) to wonder whether a similar range of tactics have developed for hiding from predators that hunt by smell. He examines the mechanics of olfaction and predator predator

an animal that derives its life support by predation.
 detection of ground-based odor odor (o´der) a volatile emanation perceived by the sense of smell.

1. The property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell.
 trails or airborne odor plumes. He then discusses the physics of airflow to locate those areas where prey can successfully hide and investigates if they actually do so. Finally, he discusses the implications of his findings for broader ecological ecological

emanating from or pertaining to ecology.

ecological biome
see biome.

ecological climax
the state of balance in an ecosystem when its inhabitants have established their permanent relationships with each

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Date:Jun 1, 2007
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