Saturday, December 24, 2011

Predator Fear, Alone, Results in Fewer Birds

Fear of meso-predators, and fear alone, results in fewer successful clutches according to a paper by Liana Zanette entitled "Perceived Predation Risk Reduces the Number of Offspring Songbirds Produce per Year" that appears in the December 8th edition of Science

1 comment:

Rick said...

This corelates exactly to the politics of fear as applied to human behaviour. Politicians have been selling the fear of non-existent boogeymen for, well, forever!