Exploitation of (removal of individuals or biomass from) a natural population at a rate greater than the population is able to match with its own recruitment, thus tending to drive the population towards extinction.
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References & Websites
- Townsend C, Begon M & Harper J (2008) Essentials of Ecology, 3rd Edition. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford