predation

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Synonyms for predation

an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding

the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

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Based on this comparison, naticids are clearly able to consume bivalves with similar or larger shell lengths than their own, although the maximum size differential between predator and prey can differ markedly among prey species (Kitchell et al.
This information can be used to more effectively manage a reserve system where both predator and prey populations are the focus of conservation efforts.
Second, most predators prey on several prey species, which, in turn, have more than one predator, yet the models presented here deal with single predator and prey populations.
2007), because seawater temperature varies with location (especially depth) and time, and because temperature has significant effects on metabolism, behavior, and growth in both predator and prey species.
Predation is a dynamic process, the outcome of which depends on the relative sizes of the predator and prey, their physiological state, attack strategy and inherent aggressiveness (Walker et al.
Changes in drilling techniques through the eons may have stimulated a biological arms race between predator and prey, she adds.
Whenever a gastropod latched onto a mussel, both predator and prey were isolated by using a plastic mesh cage (for details see Chattopadhyay and Baumiller [2007]).
For the past 35 years, biologists have tracked the island's moose and wolves to study the influence of predator and prey populations on each other.
But the costs of rearing both predator and prey have limited adoption of biological pest control by U.