Search for dissertations about: "prey"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 180 swedish dissertations containing the word prey.

  1. 1. Platinum Group Elements in Birds of Prey

    Author : Kristine H. Ek; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; rhodium; bird of prey; platinum; laser ablation; palladium; ICP-MS; airborne particles;

    Abstract : The environmental concentrations of Pd, Pt and Rh (three of the platinum group elements, PGE) have increased since the introduction of exhaust catalysts on automobiles. A limited understanding of the environmental distribution and effects of the platinum group elements has raised concern over their potential biological availability. READ MORE

  2. 2. Attacking predators and fleeing prey : detection, escape and targeting behaviour in birds

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Zoologiska institutionen

    Author : Ulrika Kaby; Innes Cuthill; [2005]
    Keywords : zoology; ethology; birds; animal behaviour;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to further our understanding of predator and prey behaviour and decision making in different attack situations. The thesis deals with escape strategies, predator detection ability and prey targeting behaviour. READ MORE

  3. 3. Psychotropic Pharmaceuticals in Aquatic Systems: An Ecological Perspective

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Melanie Hedgespeth; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ecotoxicology; aquatic; trophic level; pharmaceutical; SSRI; beta-blocker; sertraline; fluoxetine; propranolol; fish; daphnia; snail; predator; prey; behavior; life history; multiple stressor;

    Abstract : Psychotropic pharmaceuticals have been shown to exert a variety of sublethal effects on non-target organisms, even at low concentrations found in the environment (ng/L to µg/L); hence, the aim of my research has been to determine the individual-level effects of psychotropic pharmaceuticals (the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors sertraline and fluoxetine, and the β-blocker propranolol) on behavioral and life history traits in freshwater organisms. Further, this research was directed towards assessing the potential large-scale impacts of these effects on population growth and predator-prey interactions (with community-level implications) via the application of traditional, ecological concepts and models. READ MORE

  4. 4. Multiple stressors in rotifer communities: : Effects of predation, climate change, and brownification

    University dissertation from Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

    Author : Huan Zhang; [2017-10]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Climate change; community dynamic; brownification; heat wave; inducible defense; rotifer; plasticity; multiple stressors; Predation; prey;

    Abstract : Most organisms on Earth live in an environment where they are exposed to multiple pressures, including predation and climate change. In many aquatic ecosystems, organisms have to handle additional challenges such as brownification, co-occurring with climate warming. READ MORE

  5. 5. Predator-Prey systems and Applications

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå University of Technology

    Author : Torsten Lindström; Mats Gyllenberg; [1991]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mathematics; Matematik;

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