food chain

Sequence of organisms in an ecosystem occupying specific hierarchical levels (trophic levels) such that organisms belonging to a superior level survive by eating organisms belonging to inferior levels. The chain begins with plants and ends with the largest carnivores. The sequence can be represented as compartments in a mathematical model or analysis.

Source: IAEA (2000)





The term "food chain" was found in the following pages:

Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Around the World Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels | EVISA's News
Link database: Hydroelectric Development and Mercury in the Environment
Elephant Sealsí fur as a source for methylmercury in coastal sea water | EVISA's News
Mercury may not defeat seafood brain benefits | EVISA's News
New quick test for methylmercury | EVISA's News
Methylmercury in European rice varies by more than a factor of 50 | EVISA's News
Scientists reveal how organic mercury can interfere with vision | EVISA's News
Journals database: Science of the Total Environment
Link database: Encyclopedia of Earth: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) as a source of microelements and toxic contaminants
Tracking down the source of human exposure to mercury by analyzing human hair | EVISA's News
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2974
Elemental speciation is going commercial | EVISA's News
Company database: IBC Advanced Technologies
Company database: Food and Drink Federation (FDF)
Link database: EFSA: Scientific Opinion on Lead in Food
Tributyltin exposure promotes obesity in following mice generations | EVISA's News
High levels of mercury found in mountain lions linked to coastal fog | EVISA's News
Mercury in Fish: Groups Sue FDA for Seafood Health Information | EVISA's News
Dietary mercury exposure: Mercury isotopes can tell the source | EVISA's News
Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover | EVISA's News