food web

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food web (plural food webs)

  1. (ecology) A diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey.
    • 2013, Donald A. Falk, Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, Foundations of Restoration Ecology, Island Press ISBN 9781597266048, page 165
      Rather, each species is embedded within a network of predator-prey interactions in what Charles Darwin referred to as an “entangled bank” and is now known in the most general sense as a food web. In its most basic form, a food web reveals []

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