Journal article

Prey switching: a case study from New Guinea.

PD Dwyer

Journal of Animal Ecology | Wiley | Published : 1982


A quantitative seasonal switch occurs in the species of mammalian prey taken by Etolo people of Papua New Guinea. The switch in species of prey is largely a result of shifting from trapping mammals at one time of the year to hunting them at another. It is reinforced by the increased vulnerability of certain species during the period when new gardens are prepared; this period coincides with trapping.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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