Posted by on 2012/03/31

Our paper titled “Do Behavioral Foraging Responses of Prey to Predators Function Similarly in Restored and Pristine Foodwebs?” has been published in PLoS ONE. This study compares coral reefs with different histories of fishing pressure in the Line Islands in the central Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We show that prey behavioral responses to changes in the level of predation risk they face are bidirectional, and therefore that marine reserves designed to restore depleted predator populations may also have unexpected effects on prey behaviour.

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