Synthesizing intraguild predation theory and data

Principal Investigators:

Elizabeth T. Borer

Although intraguild predation (IGP), a form of omnivory, is widespread in natural communities and has received significant attention in the recent theoretical and empirical literature, a gulf exists between theoretical predictions about the role of IGP in food webs and our understanding of its role in real communities. With few exceptions, the IGP literature falls into two categories operating at different time-scales: (1) theory presenting long-term effects of IGP on species persistence and population densities, and (2) short-term studies demonstrating... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st September 2003—16th July 2004Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Elizabeth T. Borerborer@umn.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Presentations Borer, Elizabeth T.; Seabloom, Eric W.; Shurin, Jonathan B.; Anderson, Kurt E.; Blanchette, Carol A.; Broitman, Bernardo R.; Cooper, Scott D.; Halpern, Benjamin S. 2003. Within- and among-system differences in the strength of trophic cascades: Methodology or biology? August 2003. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America. Vol: 84(3). Pages 39.
Data Set Borer, Elizabeth T.; Briggs, Cheryl J. 2004. Empirical intraguild predation studies. (Online version)
Data Set Borer, Elizabeth T. 2004. Multi-system trophic cascade dataset. (Online version)
Presentations Borer, Elizabeth T. 2004. Topic: Intraguild predation, February 2004. Department of Biology, York University. Heslington, England.
Presentations Borer, Elizabeth T. 2004. Topic: Intraguild predation, January 2004. Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College at Silwood Park. Ascot, England.
Journal Article Borer, Elizabeth T.; Halpern, Benjamin S.; Seabloom, Eric W. 2006. Asymmetry in community regulation: Effects of predators and productivity. Ecology. Vol: 87(11). Pages 2813-2820. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Borer, Elizabeth T. 2006. Does adding biological detail increase coexistence in an intraguild predation model?. Ecological Modelling. Vol: 196. Pages 447–461. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Borer, Elizabeth T.; Hosseini, Parviez R.; Seabloom, Eric W.; Dobson, Andrew P. 2007. Pathogen-induced reversal of native dominance in a grassland community. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 104(13). Pages 5473-5478. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Borer, Elizabeth T.; Briggs, Cheryl J.; Holt, Robert D. 2007. Predators, parasitoids, and pathogens: A cross-cutting examination of intraguild predation theory. Ecology. Vol: 88(11). Pages 2681-2688. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Briggs, Cheryl J.; Borer, Elizabeth T. 2005. Why short-term experiments may not allow long-term predictions about intraguild predation. Ecological Applications. Vol: 15(4). Pages 1111-1117. (Online version)
Journal Article Snyder, Robin E.; Borer, Elizabeth T.; Chesson, Peter L. 2005. Examining the relative importance of spatial and nonspatial coexistence mechanisms. American Naturalist. Vol: 166(4). Pages E75-E94. (Online version)
"Synthesizing intraguild predation theory and data" is project ID: 6980