Definitions

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  • verb To harvest too much, especially at an unsustainably high level

Etymologies

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over- +‎ harvest

Examples

  • "Both studies highlight the importance of considering both climatic change and other human-caused factors such as overharvest in understanding the population dynamics of this and other species."

    innovations-report

  • "Both studies highlight the importance of considering both climatic change and other human-caused factors such as overharvest in understanding the population dynamics of this and other species."

    U.S. News

  • He was convinced that with the proper care taken not to overharvest, the bounty offered up in this one bay alone could last for many centuries.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • He was convinced that with the proper care taken not to overharvest, the bounty offered up in this one bay alone could last for many centuries.

    In The Shadow of The Cypress

  • The elite overharvest deep groundwater for their new modern urban compounds and leisure centres.

    Regional scenarios for Africa's future~ freshwater

  • Steve posted recently about overharvest of a Tibetan medicinal fungus – when I clicked through and read the LA Times article, the scientific name of the fungus rang a bell.

    Fungus among us

  • For some drivers, such as the overharvest of particular species, lag times are rather short; for others, such as nutrient loading and climate change, lag times are much longer.

    Ecosystems and Human Well-being~ Biodiversity Synthesis~ Summary for Decision-makers

  • Steve posted recently about overharvest of a Tibetan medicinal fungus – when I clicked through and read the LA Times article, the scientific name of the fungus rang a bell.

    PSA

  • The Gulf of Mexico red drum fishery nearly collapsed-twice in the past quarter century-because of brazen, unapologetic commercial overharvest.

    Going After Big Red

  • A 2-year-old, but still extremely interesting (as well as disturbing), article from the Associated Press notes that increased demand and soaring prices (as much as $58.00 per bowl) have led to overharvest of swiftlet nests, and thus declines in populations, in Southeast Asia. posted by John L. Trapp at

    BIRDS ETCETERA—Birds, Birding, Birders, and Birdwatching

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