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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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Shell area, weight, and crushing force were compared between treatments using both a three-way mixed ANOVA model, with predation level and food availability as fixed factors and tank as a random factor, and a two-way factorial ANOVA model, with predation level and food availability as fixed factors and oyster values averaged across tanks.
Nevertheless, the results agree with the finding of other studies that show that weight bearing may represent a physical handicap to females and increase the predation risk (e.
Their findings also provided other interesting insights into predation patterns.
More recent studies recognized the predation potential of this species and examined its feeding on juvenile urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) (Clemente et al.
Third, more financially constrained firms are subject to higher predation risk.
Marking nests with (lags in this way does not influence predation rates at our study site (Strickland et al, 2010).
In the predation risk trial, we examined the rabbits' choice of feeding stations containing PSM-free food placed under dark (low predation risk) versus transparent (high predation risk) concealment.
In 2011, I recovered 2 radio-collared (VHF) fawns on Prince of Wales Island that I suspected succumbed from Bald Eagle predation.
This evidence points to predation, Porter said, instead of other processes like mineral growth that can poke holes in fossils.
In this last case, seed predation rates may increase as the activity of generalist predator species, adapted to edge environments, may extend further into the fragment (Wilcove, 1985), or decrease, due to edge aversion of some predator species (Burkey, 1993).