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predation pressure

noun, Ecology
the effect of predation upon a population, resulting in the decrease in size of that population.
Origin of predation pressure
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The prey shortage prompted management agencies to reduce the level of stocked predators in attempts to relieve predation pressure.
  • There seems to be little to no predation pressure on them.

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