THEORETICAL ECOLOGY

Beyond an ecological ideal gas law

A new modelling study highlights the importance of the search process in predator–prey interactions. When predators act on information related to prey location, the dynamics and stability of populations are more realistic.

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Fig. 1: Sensory information influences predator–prey interactions.

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O’Dwyer, J.P. Beyond an ecological ideal gas law. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 14–15 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-1066-0

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