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food web

n.
A complex of interrelated food chains.

food web

see FOOD CHAIN.
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The microbes then fuel a food web that is dominated by crustaceans, including a cave-adapted shrimp species that obtains about 21 percent of its nutrition from methane.
We predicted the relative proportion of endothermic taxa in a food web would be negatively correlated with mean food chain length (MFCL).
Have students read the definition of food web in the "Words to Know" section on page 7.
If this trend continues and extends to other functional groups, tire upper trophic levels of tire food web within tire study area will experience overexploitation.
KEY WORDS: food web, spatial, stable isotope, stomach contents, oyster reef, habitat
Changes in the community structure of lower levels (primary producers) of the food web could cascade to the upper levels (consumers) of the food web.
Previous studies have indicated that alterations in habitat (micro- and macro-) can influence food web variation as a result of secondary mechanisms linked with flow, temperature, and nutrient availability (see Boecklen et al.
Llopiz and Thorrold treat each scale as a snapshot of the food web for the year it was collected--telling them which primary producers anchored the food web and how the haddock fared under that regime.
The food web is explained with reference to the hunting skills of killer whales and sharks.
The findings are based on a computer model showing how disturbances spread through the food web.
4) Partner with another team, combine your raw materials, and rearrange your structure to make it a food web instead of a food chain, with a maximum of three trophic levels.
We can start developing methods of conservation that would apply to any food web,' said Sirer.

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