Herbivores

Science / Biology / Herbivores: Term pertaining to a heterotroph, usually an animal, that eats plants or algae. Herbivores function in food chains and food webs as primary consumers.

Food Chain

Science / Biology / Food Chain: The simplest representation of energy fiow in a community. At the base is energy stored in plants, which are eaten by small organisms, which in turn are eaten by progressively larger organisms; the fo MORE

Predator

Science / Marine Biology / Predator: An organism that consumes another living organism (carnivores and herbivores are both predators by this definition) MORE

Trophic Level

Science / Marine Biology / Trophic Level: In a food chain, a level containing organisms of identical feeding habits with respect to the chain (e.g., herbivores) MORE

Primary Production

Science / Marine Biology / Primary Production: The production of living matter by photosynthesizing organisms or by chemosynthesizing organisms. Usually expressed as grams of carbon per square meter per year MORE

Tertiary Production

Science / Marine Biology / Tertiary Production: The production of living material per unit area (or volume) per unit time by organisms consuming the herbivores. Usually expressed as grams carbon per meter square per year MORE

Secondary Production

Science / Marine Biology / Secondary Production: The production of living material per unit area (or volume) per unit time by herbivores. Usually expressed as grams carbon per meter square per year MORE

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