COS 113
Predation And Predator-Prey Interactions I

Thursday, August 8, 2013: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
M100HC, Minneapolis Convention Center
1:30 PM
 Dangerous neighbors: Factors influencing cannibalism in antlion larvae
Erez Barkae, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Ohad Golan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Zvika Abramsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Ofer Ovadia, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
1:50 PM
 Surviving in a dangerous world: African ungulates balance strategies to minimize predation risk from multiple predators
Maria Thaker, Indian Institute of Science; Abi Tamim Vanak, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment; Rob Slotow, University of KwaZulu-Natal
2:10 PM
 Encounters with predators have a larger influence on the spatial distribution and movement of their prey than expected
Frank Van Langevelde, Wageningen University; Arthur Van Woersem, Wageningen University; Willem Frederik De Boer, Wageningen University; Steven De Bie, Wageningen University; Rob Slotow, University of KwaZulu-Natal; André Burger, Welgevonden Game Reserve; Jonathan Swart, Welgevonden Game Reserve; Herbert Prins, Wageningen University
2:30 PM
 Can allometric growth by juvenile marine turtles thwart gape-limited predators?  (A morphological test of that hypothesis)
Joshua P. Scholl, Florida Atlantic University; Michael Salmon, Florida Atlantic University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 What do food choice experiments measure?  Differences in prey behavior and traits constrain consumption for a generalist predator
Edwin Cruz-Rivera, The American University in Cairo; Rachel V. Parker, Scottish Association for Marine Science; Mark Beeston, Sparsholt College
3:40 PM
 Boreal predator-prey dynamics: Evaluating and mitigating the effects of human activities
Philip D. DeWitt, Matrix Solutions Inc.; Jonah L. Keim, Matrix Solutions Inc.
4:00 PM
 Prey vulnerability determines the lethal and non-lethal effects of a predator
Clifton B. Ruehl, Columbus State University; Heather D. Vance-Chalcraft, East Carolina University; David R. Chalcraft, East Carolina University
4:20 PM Cancelled
 Predation and landscape characteristics independently affect reef fish community organization
Adrian Stier, University of British Columbia; Kate M. Hanson, American Museum of Natural History; Sally Holbrook, University of California, Santa Barbara; Russ Schmitt, University of California, Santa Barbara; Andrew Brooks, University of California, Santa Barbara
4:40 PM
 Empirical evidence for a stabilizing “Type 1.5” functional response
Caolan Kovach-Orr, McGill University; Gregor F. Fussmann, McGill University; Matthijs Vos, Universitat Potsdam, Institute for Biochemistry and Biology