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predation analysis The mathematical modelling of predator–prey relationships (as, e.g., in the Lotka–Volterra equations). Using these models, computer simulations of predator and prey behaviour can be made and tested against field results. This gives a useful insight into the development of community structure, and more particularly into the behaviour of pest organisms and other species which are important commercially or in conservation.

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predation analysis The mathematical modelling of predator–prey relationships as, for example, in the Lotka-Volterra equations. Using these models, computer simulations of predator and prey behaviour can be made and tested against field results. This gives a useful insight into the development of community structure, and more particularly into the behaviour of pest organisms and other species that are important commercially or in conservation.

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predation analysis The mathematical modelling of predator-prey relationships (e.g. in the Lotka-Volterra equations). Using these models, computer simulations of predator and prey behaviour can be made and tested against field results. This gives a useful insight into the development of community structure, and more particularly into the behaviour of pest organisms and other species that are important commercially or in conservation.

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