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Biodiversity

Biodiversity Lead Author: J. Emmett DuffyThis article has been reviewed and approved by the following Topic Editor: John... Read More

Northern Africa and biodiversity

Northern Africa and biodiversity Content Partner: United Nations Environment Programme (other articles) Article Topics:... Read More

Ecology & Biodiversity: New Zealand Flora & Fauna

New Zealand is known for its unique biodiversity, caused by its remarkable geography and geologic history. Breaking away... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Biodiversity

Biodiversity The existence of a wide range of different types of organisms in a given place at a given time. The diversity... Read More

Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously in this lesson, we learned that high biodiversity is essential to a healthy... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

Ecosystem Diversity Definition What is ecosystem diversity? Ecosystem diversity deals with the study of different... Read More

Genetic diversity

Genetic Diversity Definition Each species is composed of individuals with their own set of genes. A gene is the inheritance... Read More

Endemic

Global biodiversity is under threat and the rate at which species are getting endangered and extinct is alarming. If you... Read More

Homogenous

What is homogenous? What does homogenous mean? The word homogenous has been derived from two Greek words that are... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the importance of modern science... Read More

Mātauranga Māori and Science

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the various methods used in measuring... Read More

Community (biology)

Community, in biology, refers to the assemblage of interacting organisms (either of the same or different species)... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Diversity

Definition noun, plural: diversities (biology) The degree of variation of living things present in a particular... Read More

Species

Every living organism is unique when you observe its morphological, anatomical, molecular, genetic, biochemical, chemical,... Read More

Biosphere

What is biosphere? The biosphere is that part of the Earth where living things thrive and live. It is the portion of the... Read More

Nearctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers most of North America, including Greenland, Central Florida, and the... Read More

In situ

When we talk about an experiment, human intervention, a protocol, or its step or any x, y, z call-of-action, it can be... Read More

Environment

Environment Definition What does environment mean? If you mean physical environment, then it is defined as the surrounding... Read More

Neotropical realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers South America, Central America, and the... Read More

Afrotropical realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers Trans-Saharan Africa and Arabia Supplement Biogeographic realms are... Read More

Phylogeny

Phylogeny refers to the evolutionary history of the development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms. The... Read More

Palaearctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers Europe, Asia north of the Himalaya foothills, northern Africa, and the... Read More

Indomalayan realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that includes the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and southern... Read More

Conspecific

Biodiversity is divided into different hierarchical levels in order to study them in a systematic way. Whether it be a... Read More

Oceanian realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers Polynesia (except New Zealand), Micronesia, and the Fijian... Read More

Antarctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers the Antarctica Supplement Biogeographic realms are large spatial regions... Read More

Australasia realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, and neighbouring... Read More

Unsustainability

Definition noun (1) The incapacity of keeping (something) sustainable; the capability of getting depleted (2) The state in... Read More

Habitat mosaic

Definition noun An area or site comprised of multiple habitat types. Supplement A habitat mosaic can be formed through an... Read More

Divergent evolution

Divergent Evolution Definition Divergent evolution refers to the process by which interbreeding species diverged into two... Read More

Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics Definition Phylogenetics is the scientific study of phylogeny. It studies evolutionary relationships among... Read More

Apparent competition

Competition Definition One of the many branches of biology is ecology. Ecology is the study of the relationships that the... Read More

Sustainability

Definition noun (1) The capacity of being sustained; a feature of being sustainable (2) The ability of the ecosystem to keep... Read More

Population Growth and Survivorship

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we learned about biodiversity and endemism. Now, let's look at the... Read More

Non-sustainability

Definition noun The state in which human consumption or activities exceeds the ability of the ecosystem to replenish over... Read More

Anthropophilia

Definition noun (parasitology) The preference of a parasite for human than other animals as host Supplement In parasitology,... Read More