Researchers study predator-prey relationships in the Bahamas to understand changes in ecosystems
Lizard species studied: curly-tailed lizard (left), green anole (top) and brown anole (right).
Invading predators can devastate an ecosystem. In fact, a leading cause of extinction is the introduction of predators into an isolated place like an island or a lake.
The destruction is usually blamed on the predator’s eating choices, but sometimes the key is the prey animals’ responses, according to a team of researchers led by ecologist Robert Pringle at Princeton University and colleagues at the University of Florida and other institutions. Read more >>