predation pressure

noun

Definition of predation pressure 

: the effects of predation on a natural community especially with respect to the survival of species preyed upon

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This predation pressure, however, has also given prey a steep incentive to hide during bright nights. National Geographic, "Sex, Death, and Pollination: How the Moon Changes Life on Earth," 6 July 2017

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First Known Use of predation pressure

1941, in the meaning defined above

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