It’s common knowledge that the more predators have to eat, the larger their population grows. But that common knowledge was challenged in a study published in Science that found when prey populations double, predator populations don’t increase nearly as much.
The study looked at animal dynamics in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, the Kalahari Desert, and other ecosystems throughout the world.
You can read more about the study here:
- Predator-prey study may reveal surprising new law of nature — Canadian Broadcasting Corporation