predation

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predation

Forensics
See Postmortem animal predation.

Health insurance
See Predatory pricing.

Public safety
See Sexual predator.

Sexology
See Predatory paraphilia.

predation

see PREDATOR.

predation

the characteristic of preying on other animals as a source of food. Can be a big cause of loss in animal flocks and herds, especially lambs. See also predatory.
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The dotted line shows what the relationship would look like if predator and prey increased proportionately.
The effects of predation on both predator and prey populations change as prey densities vary.
Average speeds of predator and prey populations before and after a one-round simulation.
It is hoped that the experiments will eventually show the predator and prey robots mimicking behaviour seen in the natural world such as prey herding for protection and the predators using pack strategies.
If stochasticity in primary productivity is superimposed on a long-term cycle, which might be caused by cyclical variation in climate, for example, the cycle may be seen in the predator and prey populations (Figure 3c).
In their words: ``In the wild, the relationship between predator and prey defines the daily routine of virtually every animal alive.
Disturbing this balance can have disastrous consequences for both predator and prey, he says.