tertiary consumer

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tertiary consumer

n.
An organism that feeds on secondary consumers in a food chain.

tertiary consumer

an organism at the end of a food chain, which can be a carnivore, a decomposer or a parasite. see TOP CARNIVORE.
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Our study shows that mysid shrimp also play an important role in the trophic dynamics of summer flounder in Chesapeake Bay.
In this study I examine temporal variations in the composition of the marsh community, and their ramifications for trophic dynamics.
In any case, it seems sufficient to point out that characterizing the actual distribution of key limiting elements among suspended particles, and the extent to which grazers are able to discriminate among those particles in feeding, should be a high priority in stoichiometric analysis of trophic dynamics under natural conditions.
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope tracers of trophic dynamics in natural populations and fisheries of the Lahontan lake system, Nevada.
landscapes, riparian forests, hyporheic zone) and functional approaches (nutrients, woody debris, trophic dynamics, biodiversity).
Table 1 Impacts of reduced biomass on trophic dynamics 1997- 1998-1999 1999- 1998 2000 Mean chlorophyl a (mg [m.
Such variability has been shown to affect trophic dynamics in complex food webs across the globe (e.
Lang, Eastern Washington State University, for getting me interested in the role of helminths in the trophic dynamics of ecosystems, M.
Simple models of trophic dynamics have played a significant role in increasing our understanding of mechanisms influencing community and ecosystem structure.
Particulate organic carbon supply and trophic dynamics in a Mississippi flood-control reservoir dominated by gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianurn).
Both the individual fitness of fish and species diversity are influenced by the riparian zone--mediated by changes in water quality, habitat quality and food-chain of trophic dynamics.
The adjustments of these vulnerabilities produced the most significant improvements to the fit of the simulation (40% reduction in SS over fitting with fishing rates alone), thus stressing the importance of the parameter in modeling trophic dynamics and, in particular, the role of small pelagics in upwelling systems (Shannon et al.