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herbivore:

see carnivorecarnivore
, term commonly applied to any animal whose diet consists wholly or largely of animal matter. In animal systematics it refers to members of the mammalian order Carnivora (see Chordata).
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herbivore

[′hər·bə‚vȯr]
(vertebrate zoology)
An animal that eats only vegetation.
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herbivore

an animal that feeds on grass and other plants
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In order to prevent herbivore damage to the habitat of the protected mammal species and site ecosystem, corrective actions have been carried out, attempted or are proposed at all sites, including culling, sterilisation, reintroduction of native predators and possum (protective) banding of trees.
A scientific study published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science supports the thesis that the depletion of large-bodied herbivores leads to the evolution of catastrophic wildfire.
urticae is not regarded as an abundant and damaging herbivore in maize, resistance induction can come a management component and minimize any injuries caused by this herbivore.
The observed spatial relationships (attraction, independence, and repulsion) between cattle and different wild herbivore guilds in the three different land-use types can largely be attributed to pasture resources availability and the density of cattle and wild herbivores in the specific land-use types.
Understanding the intraguild and multitrophic interactions that underline these benefits may allow us to harness ant-plant interactions in agricultural settings where herbivore damage and the overuse of pesticides are worldwide concerns.
A post hoc LSD test revealed that the lipid content of omnivore were significantly different from, both herbivore and carnivore (Fig.
But even large herbivores can be less inclined to browse where spiky bushes of bramble, hawthorn and gorse have established.
Phytochemical ecology of an avian herbivore, the greater sage-grouse: implications for behavior, physiology, and conservation.--MS thesis, Boise State Univ., Boise Idaho.
Our study investigated the influence of human hunting on herbivore behavioural responses, estimating vigilance and population density of common herbivores in an area of non-consumptive tourism, southern Gonarezhou National Park (hereafter, Gonarezhou), and a hunting area, Malipati Safari Area (hereafter, Malipati).
Herbivore damage and plant characteristics were recorded for the five legume species.
At herbivore attack, AMF significantly enhanced growth performance of forbs, but it did not affect grass (effect size with 95% CIs: 0.42 with 0.24-0.60 for forb; 0.00 with -0.19-0.20) (Figure 2(a)).
The aim of this study was to investigate how forest canopy structure affects insect herbivore species richness and abundance depending on feeding guilds' specificities.