grazing food web

grazing food web

[′graz·iŋ ‚füd ‚web]
(ecology)
A trophic web that is based on the consumption of the tissues of living organisms.
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Alternatively, soil-litter detritivores may also function as direct food subsidies to animals foraging in grazing food webs (Polis, 1991).
Only well-designed experiments, in which harvestman abundance is directly manipulated, can quantify their role of as biocontrol agents and evaluate the relative ecological role of these arachnids in detrital and grazing food webs.