overbrowse

overbrowse

(ˌəʊvəˈbraʊz)
vb (tr)
(Environmental Science) to browse on (vegetation, land, etc) excessively, in a damaging way; overgraze
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In extreme cases, migrants could overbrowse vegetation,
Excessive numbers of does overbrowse the habitat, and all does do not get bred during the peak of the rut.
Also, it is well known that if deer numbers are not checked by predators or hunters the ensuing overpopulation of deer will then overbrowse and overgraze vegetation, as is happening today in many parts of the U.
144) The loss of sea otters to hunting and the fur trade allowed sea urchin populations to explode (a phenomenon known as ecological release) and overbrowse their preferred food sources, kelp and algae.