Essays Tagged: "Predator"

Wolf Predations. This paper discusses four hypotheses to explain the effects of wolf predation on prey populations of large ungulates.

hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis, the predation regulating hypothesis, the predatorpit hypothesis, and the stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literature tha ... imiting hypothesis fitmost study cases, but that more research is necessary to account for multiple predator - multiple prey relationships.The effects of predation can have an enormous impact on the e ...

(7 pages) 144 0 4.5 Jan/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology


shadyfigures unmoving eyes fixed on it's target, a lost harbor seal pup. As the distance betweenthe predator and it's prey grew closer, the jaws of the massive fish drew forward,exposing nearly eight ...

(8 pages) 146 0 4.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology


The Tiger is often described as a particularly dangerous, sly, and invincible predator. The Tiger is the largest of the cat family. They have powerful bodies, large paws, and ver ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Foraging Response to Predator Scent in Rural versus Urban Settings

ed on the foraging behavioral habits of the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in the presence of predatory scent. The differential influences of urban versus rural settings in their relation to for ... influences of urban versus rural settings in their relation to foraging practices will be studied. Predator scent has been shown to influence foraging behavior in the past (Lima and Valone, 1986). Pr ...

(2 pages) 103 1 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

The Predator movie review

Predator, a hunter of prey, in the movie the predator is an alien hunter that travels the universe i ... eneric jungle in South America after a mission, only to find themselves the victims of an invisible predator stalking them. Growing frightened and confused, members of the team are picked off until ev ... ldly adversary attack these unsuspecting soldiers? But when I think back to the title of the movie 'Predator' and much is self explanatory.This movie started like 'Rambo' and ended like 'Aliens' and t ...

(2 pages) 43 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Exploring Women's choices when confronted by male energies in "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates and in the myth of Persephone by Homer.

erves only one purpose and that is to set up the story for a long drawn out battle over between the predator which is men over women. The only person who notices her is her mother whom she despises. H ...

(4 pages) 159 1 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay describes the use of humor in the novel Grendel.

Grendle is killing. The humor allows the reader to sympathize with Grendel's position, that of the predator. The prey is not meaningful, only nutritious and entertaining. It is a macabre humor, which ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Contradictions on the "Tell-Tale Heart' by Edgar Allen Poe

This implies that the room and hallway are pitch black, which means that neither the victim nor the predator can see anything - without light. So the narrator can both see and not see his victim. This ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Effects of Wolf Predation

hypotheses examined are the predation limiting hypothesis,the predation regulating hypothesis, the predator pit hypothesis, andthe stable limit cycle hypothesis. There is much research literaturethat ... imiting hypothesis fit most study cases, but that moreresearch is necessary to account for multiple predator - multiple preyrelationships.The effects of predation can have an enormous impact on theeco ...

(7 pages) 51 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Hunting, A Recipe For Murder

nment; such as "buck-only" hunts that leaving up to eight does per buck. These hunts coupled which "predator hunts" leave little balance left in our ecosystem, in turn leaving prey populations way off ... ther animals are killed or find the land less habitable. This eventually leads to a lack of natural predators, leaving the deer to flourish. When left alone, an ecosystem runs quite smoothly for the r ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

All About Sharks-seven paragraphs

a strange fossil record consisting of mainly teeth. The shark is also considered to be the perfect predator. Sharks come in all different shapes and sizes. Sharks are also known to sometimes attack p ... was from 40 to 50 feet in length. It is safe to say that Megalodon is still considered the largest predatory fish to have ever existed.The shark is considered by many to be the perfect predator. It i ...

(3 pages) 32 1 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Population growth

ect of two species in competition for the same resources and the outcome of the interaction between predators and their prey. Their equations fit the theory of the time (and are still about the best w ... tions have so many things affecting them besides simple competition and there is so seldom a single predator/single prey situation in nature that it was difficult to show that the equations ever had a ...

(43 pages) 377 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Meg

of his fellow divers, he still believes that he saw the Meg that day. He theorizes that this great predator may still exist in a 1,550 mile isolated stretch, 7 miles down. Against other scientists, h ... e of 6 miles of icy water above the warmer layer at the bottom, even if it is sixty-feet long, this predator wouldn't be able to swim fast enough to reach the surface warmer layers. His theories can b ...

(4 pages) 20 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

"Of Mice and Men" Themes

u've met them.In a discussion someone brought up that some of the characters may have somewhat of a predator-like nature. I do agree with this with several characters. One of which is Curley, the boss ... blood, when he talks to Lennie and George answers. Curley is the best example of a character with a predator-like nature because he actually stalks people down, looking for a fight, or looking to beli ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Comment On The Mysterious Affair At Styles By Ryan Melo

to read stories that are never solved. It's different than all the other mystery books where as the predator is always caught. I find this story more of a suspense than mystery. Reason being is that t ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Symbiosis: You Scratch My Back, and I'll Scratch Yours."

haring the same hole in the ground.If the pistol shrimp lived alone, it would be more vulnerable to predators due to its very poor eyesight. If the watchman goby fish lived on its own, it would not ha ... ennas to communicate with the goby, so if the goby suddenly darts in to the burrow because it saw a predator, the pistol shrimp would quickly follow.This close partnership that the goby and the shrimp ...

(2 pages) 14 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Effects of Group Size and Position on Vigilance in Young Adults.

ations. One of the most widely accepted functions of vigilance is to increase the ability to detect predators. This skill is better known as anti-predator vigilance. Anti-predator vigilance is describ ... s anti-predator vigilance. Anti-predator vigilance is described simply as a state of being alert to predators. This is an imperative ability for almost any animal's survival. Animals, as well as human ...

(13 pages) 35 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Natural Selection and Darwin's Theory of Evolution (As proven in a Variation Lab)

ased category. Variations could have also been fostered due to environmental reasons. Possibly, a predator might have come along that only ate the larger fish, therefore killing off all of the large ...

(6 pages) 67 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Language, sound and literary choices the poet has made in "Mountain Lion"

after each one. This suggests that the speaker is saying it with natural reflex, like it has seen a predator. This group represents the evil and selfish people of the world. The prosaic quality of thi ...

(3 pages) 16 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

2001: A Space Odyssey

er. After awhile they gather around a waterhole and watch in shock as a zebra gets hunted down by a predator, probably and tiger or a leopard. One the same night the apes huddle together protectively ...

(8 pages) 38 1 3.8 May/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy