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Synonyms for food web

(ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains

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Food chain approaches too often clump species of different trophic position, and ignore the complexity and omnivory inherent to natural food webs (Murdoch 1966).
Arthropod regulation of micro- and mesobiota in below ground detrital food webs.
Both species are food sources for the coastal food web, but the extent of their contribution to this food web is still unknown.
To examine the relationship between the trophic positions of endothermic taxa and the resulting food chain lengths, food webs were deconstructed into collections of unique food chain paths (FCPs).
Given the Arctic Cods food web significance, a novel spatial analysis was used to investigate climate warming effects on this species and a major competitor, the Saffron Cod.
Moreover, it has been proposed that the reduction or disappearance of sharks considered as top predators may have strong effects on die function and structure of the marine food webs (Stevens et al.
Overharvesting, disease, and other anthropogenic impacts have reduced historical coverage to a fraction of their coverage, inducing potentially major changes in marine food webs (Carpenter & Kitchell 1993, Botsford et al.
They export fish and invertebrate larvae, they influence the productivity of the sea grass bed through grazing and nutrient export and migrate adult fishes and invertebrates, and they export organic material and nutrients supporting the pelagic food web.
Food webs and biodiversity; foundations, models, data.
15]N were measured from fish and macroinvertebrate consumers, terrestrial and aquatic primary producers, and detritus to describe food webs for a reservoir and downstream riverine habitat.
It seeks to explain how wildlife survives in the wild, what sort of food webs exist, threats to the habitats and how man can protect habitats.
Mitchell and his co-authors, Peter Roopnarine of the California Academy of Sciences and Kenneth Angielczyk of the Field Museum, reconstructed terrestrial food webs for 17 Cretaceous ecological communities.
For example, students incorrectly identify the direction of energy flow and fail to precisely differentiate the concepts of food chains and food webs (Adeniyi, 1985; Munson, 1994; Hogan, 2000; Ozkaya et al.
As many hedges and trees as the garden size and location will allow, as these form the basis for a complex series of food webs involving untold numbers of different organisms - they also act as shelter, protection and breeding/nesting sites for a wide variety of creatures.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Exceptionally preserved fossils of insect cocoons have allowed researchers in Argentina to describe how wasps played an important role in food webs devoted to consuming rotting dinosaur eggs.
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