What happens to the predator when the prey increases?
it stays the same or increases with the prey
the prey will run out of food making it's population decrease. that will cause the predator's population to go down because of the lack of food
predator kills and eats prey for its survival. When the predator population increases, the prey population decreases because of too many hunters. When the prey population decreases, the predator population decreases because of the lack of food. Then, the prey population increases because there aren't that many predators and the process repeats itself.
The "prey population" would decrease. This is because the prey are all being killed and don't reproduce enough to compensate: when the prey population gets low the predator population will too because they will have no prey to eat. When there are less predators, the prey can reproduce and so on. This is a cycle.
In predator-prey relationships, the number of prey is always MORE than the number of predators. The changes in the relationship can be illustrated in the following ways; 1. Prey population increases More food will be available for the predator. 2. Predator grows well and reaches reproduction age 3. Predator population increases 4. More predators preyed on the preys 5. Prey population decreases 6. Less food for the predators 7. Predators die of starvation and do…
Simply put, the predator population tends to increase, too. Eventually, there is a scarcity of prey, and then the predator population drops because many of them starve. Then the prey population recovers. It's known as "nature balancing herself", and it's been going on for millions of years and yet it is pretty successfully.