grazing pathway

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Food chain in which the primary producers (green plants) are eaten by grazing herbivores, with subsequent energy transfer to various levels of carnivore (e.g. plant (blackberry, Rubus)®herbivore (bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus)®carnivore (tawny owl, Strix aluco). Compare detrital pathway.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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