Single-species metapopulation dynamics concepts models and observations


Predators:
 Predator is an animal that hunts and kills other animals, usually for food, predation describes a biological interaction where a predator species kills and eats other organisms, known as prey.
 Predators are either carnivores or omnivores. Usually treated separately is herbivory, which describes a relationship where a herbivore consumes plants. This may involve killing the organism, or eating only part of it (known as grazing). However, from an ecological perspective, the activities of the herbivorous species that kill the organism they feed on is functionally the same as predation.
 There may be hierarchies of predators; for example, though small birds prey on insects, they may in turn be prey for snakes, which may in turn be prey for hawks. A predator at the top of its food chain is called an apex predator.
 Many predators specialize in hunting only one species of prey. Others are more opportunistic and will kill and eat almost anything. The specialists are usually particularly well suited to capturing their preferred prey.
 There is a full spectrum of specialization. Some predators specialize in certain classes of prey, not just single species. Almost all will switch to other prey when the preferred target is extremely scarce.

In botanical nomenclature , a monotypic genus is a genus in the special case where a genus and a single species are simultaneously described. [2]


Single-species metapopulation dynamics concepts models and observations

Single-species metapopulation dynamics concepts models and observations



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