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New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More

Natural selection

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

Exploitation competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition wherein organisms indirectly compete with other organisms for resources by... 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

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

Ecological niche

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

Carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity Definition What is carrying capacity? In biology and environmental science, the carrying capacity of a... Read More

Biosecurity and Biocontrol

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

Limiting factor

Limiting factor in biology refers to any of the factors (variables) in an environment capable of limiting a process, such as... Read More

Competition

Definition noun (ecology) A symbiotic relationship between or among living things that compete for a limited resources,... Read More

Interference competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition wherein organisms directly vie for resources, such as by... Read More

Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri)

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Previously, we've seen the different animals endemic to New Zealand. Due to the... Read More

Northern Africa and biodiversity

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

Soils

Where a plant grows and what resources are available to it is of vital importance to the life of a plant. The soil type and... Read More

Symbiosis

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

Environment

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

New Zealand’s Unique Flora

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we've come to know some of the most fascinating endemic... 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

Ecosystem diversity

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

Assimilation

Assimilation Definition What is assimilation? Assimilation in biology is defined as the process in which living organisms... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... 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

Public Engagement: Rising Expectations in the Digital Age

Gone are the simpler days where scientists could isolate and focus solely on their work, engaging exclusively with other... Read More

Intraspecific competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition between members of the same species Supplement In biology, competition... Read More

Darwin and Natural Selection

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. In the 19th century, a man called Charles Darwin, a biologist from England,... Read More

Resources

resource (Science: chemistry) total amount of a substance which exists in the earth and could conceivably be extracted... 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

Biotic resource

Definition noun A type of natural resource derived from the biosphere as opposed to abiotic resource from non-living... Read More

Critically endangered species

Definition noun Any species that has an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future (as categorized by the... Read More

Intercalary meristem

The basic structural framework of plants is composed of different types of tissues. Based upon the capacity to divide, the... Read More

Interspecific competition

Definition noun (ecology) A form of competition between different species inhabiting the same ecological... Read More

Renewable resource

Definition noun A type of natural resource that can be replenished or takes a rather short period of time for nature to... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Dominant

Dominant Definition The word dominant or dominant trait is commonly used in biology. The general meaning of dominant is to... Read More

Biorefineries – Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions

Biorefineries - Industrial Processes and Products: Status Quo and Future Directions  ... Read More

Water in Plants

The movement of molecules, specifically water and any solutes, is vital to understand in light of plant processes. This will... Read More

Fundamental niche

Definition noun The full range of environmental conditions and resources an organism can possibly occupy and use,... Read More

Abilities

Ability The quality or state of being able; power to perform, whether physical, moral, intellectual, conventional, or legal;... Read More

Adaptive Radiation

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. When Charles Darwin was in the Galapagos Islands, one of the first things he... Read More