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predator

(prĕd′ə-tər, -tôr′)
n.
An organism that lives by preying on other organisms.
Public safety See Sexual predator
Zoology An animal that preys upon and consumes other animals for its sustenance

predator

any animal that lives by preying on other animals from (usually) a lower TROPHIC LEVEL.

predator

an animal that derives its life support by predation.
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The resulting 25-minute long film, On Nature's Terms: Predators and People Co-existing in Harmony offers inspiring narratives that show how the country's attitudes toward predators are undergoing a profound change.
The Bottom-Up perspective emphasizes that plant defenses against herbivores and herbivore defenses against predators are so strong that communities are limited at each level predominantly by food (Murdoch 1966; Polis 1999; Polis & Strong 1996; Strong 1992; White 1978).
To get an idea of how snails respond to predators, the team looked at how pond snails, or Lymnaea stagnalis, responded to smell from a predatory fish, tench.
PAUL TROUT'S BOOK ON ANIMAL PREDATORS AND MYTH is well researched and presented in such a way that it is informative and entertaining.
Chapter one provides the foundation that top-down and bottom-up driving forces are not mutually exclusive, and this oversimplification of ecological processes has distracted ecologists from close examination of complex food webs and the role predators have in ecosystem function.
The songs lasted about 30 minutes, and they differed from the duets that gibbons perform when no predator is present.
These range from trapping and poisoning exotic pests to shifting the entire population of an endangered species (such as the flightless kakapo parrots) to offshore islands that have been cleared of predators.
The speakers discussed laws that protect young people, the modus operandi of predators who thrive on disguises in cyberspace and how parents can better monitor their kids' Internet use.
In the western states, HWA is not a major problem, as their hemlocks show some resistance and there are natural predators that feed on the adelgid.
Frank Lampard, who will wear white/gold said: "I've scored my best goals wearing Predators.
PART 1: Discover how a population would grow with limited food, and without predators.