Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Big felines have lots of commensal fans

Posted 19 Jun 2012 / 0

Science NowPumas Leave Table Scraps

This is an interesting story because it suggests that Pumas maintain strong ecological interaction strengths with not just their prey but also all these commensal species. This finding makes it a lot harder to discount top predators as simply consumers whose only role is in depleting prey populations: for every prey eaten, a number of commensal species are also fed.

A Minor Post, Commensalism, Community Ecology, Predation, Web

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