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food web

n.
A complex of interrelated food chains.

food web

n
(Environmental Science) a combination of food chains that integrate to form a network

food′ web`



n.
the entirety of interrelated food chains in an ecological community.
[1960–65]

food web

A group of interrelated food chains in a particular ecological community.

food web

A mesh of interlinked food chains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.food web - (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chainsfood web - (ecology) a community of organisms where there are several interrelated food chains
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
organic phenomenon - (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
food chain - (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member
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The concluding section addresses ecological network analysis, and offers a prospectus for future aquatic food web studies.
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The authors determined those averages were declining over time and warned we were "fishing down the food web" by overharvesting fish at the highest trophic levels and then sequentially going after fish farther down the food web.
This end of the food web includes crustaceans and small fish, as well as phytoplankton and other microorganisms.
Jointly to these studies on Wayana communities, a multidisciplinary program is being conducted in French Guiana to investigate the chemical fate of mercury in air, soil, and fresh water and to analyze the transfer process along the food web.
Aran Mooney, a postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has undertaken seminal investigations into the hearing of this seminal creature in the marine food web.
Underlying many marine plagues today, he argues, has been the common practice of mining aquatic systems of desirable fauna until only one species remains to hold the food web together.
At the meeting, organized by the NIEHS and the Alaska Area Native Health Service, Andrew Gilman, director of Health Canada's Office of Sustainable Development, noted that although the AMAP reports described relatively low levels of hazardous substances in the Arctic air, water, and food web compared to other geographic areas, those levels cannot be dismissed as insignificant because of the reliance of indigenous peoples throughout the Arctic on a diet of fish and marine and terrestrial mammals, which ingest and bioaccumulate environmental contaminants such as persistent organic compounds and heavy metals.

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