Trophic Interactions

∞ generated and posted on 2016.08.29 ∞

Feeding relationships where one organism obtains nutrients and energy from another.

Predator-prey interactions are the most easily recognized of trophic interactions, but so too are herbivore-plant interactions or even parasite-host interactions.

These typically are victim-exploiter relationships but also can involve mutualistic interactions where both members of an interaction gain even as nutrients and energy are passed from one member to another.