What is apparent competition? The concept deals with predator-prey relations in multi-prey ecosystems. For example: How do wolves impact a white-tailed deer population when there are also moose on the landscape? And how does this impact change when the elk population goes up or down? That concept is analyzed in this article.
Debra Mitts-Smith is a School of Information Sciences faculty member at the University of Illinois. Her research and teaching focus on visual culture, children’s literature, history of the book, and storytelling. Her book, Picturing the Wolf in Children’s Literature, was published by Routledge in 2010.
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