Aquatic Ecosystems, HIPM Processes


Grazing generally describes a type of feeding, in which a herbivore feeds on plants (such as grasses), and also on other multicellular autotrophs (such as algae). Grazing differs from true predation because the organism being eaten from is not generally killed ...

-- Grazing (WP)


Data Structures

:type    "grazing"

:relates {
  :D { :generic_entities     [ de ] }  ;; Detritus

  :E { :generic_entities     [ ee ] }  ;; Environment

  :P { :generic_entities     [ pe ] }  ;; Phytoplankton

  :Z { :generic_entities     [ ze ] }  ;; Zooplankton

:id      "grazing"

:differential_eqs {
  ;; carbon concentration of Detritus and Plankton
  :D.conc      "(1.0 - E.beta) * S.death_rate   * S.conc"

  :P.conc      "-1             * Z.grazing_rate * Z.conc"
  :Z.conc      "Z.assim_eff    * Z.grazing_rate * Z.conc"

See Data Structures for details.

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