We are pleased to invite you to #13 Open Seminar of the Mammal Research Institute PAS. It is a pleasure to announce our speakers:
Dr. Liana Zanette and Dr. Michael Clinchy from Western University, Department of Biology (London, Ontario, Canada), who will talk about ‘The ecology of fear’.
The ‘ecology of fear’ concerns quantifying the total impact of predators on prey populations and communities. Predators directly kill prey, but the fear that predators induce in their prey may additionally impact prey demography and generate trophic cascades. The challenge is that whereas one can watch a lion killing a zebra one cannot ‘see’ fear killing a zebra, but must instead infer its effects. Manipulative experiments are thus essential to making strong inferences about the effects of fear. I will provide an overview of the research in our lab demonstrating the many dimensions of predator-induced fear on wildlife prey, from brains, to behaviour, to populations and communities, including our work demonstrating the wide-ranging effects that the fear of the human “super predator” has on a variety of species.
When: 13 July 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CET (please note that the seminar will be 30 minutes longer than usual)
Where: Conference hall of the Mammal Research Institute, Stoczek 1, Białowieża
Meeting ID: 826 7941 9648
We are looking forward to seeing you there!