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Habitat

Habitat Definition Habitat refers to the place or the location where an organism (or a biological population) lives,... 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

Dispersal habitat

Dispersal habitat forest vegetation with at least 40% canopy closure and an average stand diameter of 11''. These stands are... Read More

Ecosystem diversity

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

Microhabitat

A habitat within a habitat, that possesses unique properties where new variations of life can exist and thrive due to the... Read More

Fish habitat

Fish habitat The aquatic environment and the immediately surrounding terrestrial environment that, combined, afford the... Read More

Ecological niche

An ecological niche refers to the interrelationship of a species with all the biotic and abiotic factors affecting it. This... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Emigration

Definition noun, plural: emigrations (ecology) The act of leaving a habitat or place with the intent of moving to a... Read More

Primary succession

Primary succession definition Primary succession is an ecological succession where a newly formed area is colonized for the... Read More

Allopatric speciation

We can define speciation as a process by which the novel genetically independent group of organisms are formed through the... Read More

Fragmentation

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

Community (biology)

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

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More

Pioneer species

You might have come across news of some barren lands turning into luscious grasslands or forests after decades? Or you might... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Realized niche

What is a niche? A niche can be defined as the means by which a species or an individual interacts with its environment. In... Read More

Symbiosis

Symbiosis Definition What is symbiosis? Symbiosis can be defined as any kind of relationship or interaction between two... Read More

Biocoenosis

Definition noun, plural: biocoenoses All the interacting organisms that live together in a specific habitat or biotope,... Read More

Divergent evolution

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

Seaweed

A seaweed refers to any of the macroscopic marine algae. They include the conspicuous, multicellular algal species of... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... 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

Biodiversity

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

Sympatric speciation

Speciation is a process of evolution through which two different existing populations evolve and a distinct species form. It... Read More

Animal Water Regulation

Homeostatic control, a set environment, and how evolution and natural selection drives a species to adapt to its environment... Read More

Ecosystem

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

Mutualism

Mutualism Definition What is mutualism? In biology and ecology, a mutualism is a form of symbiosis that is characterized by... Read More

Tracking the migration of Whip-poor-will in Americas

Eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferous) is continuously declining due to habitat loss and unavailability of insects... Read More

Ecosystem Succession

Just one of the amazing aspects of life on Earth is that it spreads to all areas where the habitat will allow it to survive.... Read More

Terrestrial plant

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial plants Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce in aquatic... Read More

Migration

Definition noun, plural: migrations (1) Passing from one part to another, said of certain morbid processes or symptoms (2)... Read More

Avicennia germinans

Definition noun (botany) A plant species of the family Acanthaceae, and is commonly known as the black... 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

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Gene flow

Definition noun The movement and exchange of genes or alleles from one population of species to another Supplement Gene flow... Read More

Dissolved oxygen

Definition noun The amount of free oxygen dissolved in water, expressed in mg/L, parts per million (ppm), or in percent of... 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