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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

Sustainable

Definition adjective (1) Of, or relating to a state of being maintained at a constant level while no major or severe damage... Read More

Sustain

Definition verb (1) To keep or maintain; to endure (2) To nourish, especially with food (3) To support; to promote (4) To... 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

Unsustainability

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

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Carrying capacity

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

Limiting factor

Limiting Factor Definition A limiting factor refers to any of the factors (variables) in an environment capable of limiting... Read More

Viable

Viable definition In biology, the word viable pertains to a life form, such as a cell, that is alive or capable of... Read More

Biology

Biology Definition Biology is the branch of science that primarily deals with the structure, function, growth, evolution,... Read More

Viability

Whether we talk about “a travel plan” or “a science experiment” or “the chances of a pregnancy reaching its... Read More

Environmental resistance

Environmental Resistance Definition Environmental resistance is such a process in which certain different elements or... Read More

Energy coupling

What is Energy Coupling? Work, whether it be physical or biological, requires energy to be expended. In biological... Read More

Weather

weather To undergo or endure the action of the atmosphere; to suffer meteorological influences; sometimes, to wear away, or... 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

Aromatic compound

Aromatic compound --> cyclic compound Any compound in which the constituent atoms, or any part of them, form a ring. Used... Read More

Basal metabolic rate

Basal metabolic rate is the amount of enrgy required to sustain only vital organs when one is at rest (Science:... Read More

Props

prop To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building;... Read More

Exotic species

Exotic Species Definition What is an exotic species? In biology, an exotic species refers to a plant species or an animal... Read More

Pyramid of Productivity

Definition noun A graphical representation in the shape of a pyramid showing the distribution of productivity or flow of... 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

Allopatric speciation

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

Cyclic compound

Cyclic compound Any compound in which the constituent atoms, or any part of them, form a ring. Used mainly in organic... 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

Syntrophy

Definition noun A biological circumstances of two different species of microorganisms that are mutually dependent with... Read More

Redundancy Hypothesis

Definition noun A theory that assumes one or more species impart a role within an ecological unit to maintain dynamic... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

The Human Physiology

Physiology is the study of how living organisms function. Thus, human physiology deals specifically with the physiological... Read More

Origins of Life on Earth

Although Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago, life began to exist not long after. Due to the huge timescales... Read More

Population Regulation in an Ecosystem

Darwin focused some of this work in regards to the population size of a species, and what factors may affect them. He... 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

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

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Food

Definition noun (1) A form of nourishing substance that is consumed (2) A substance that provides nourishment (3) A source... Read More

Kite

Kite 1. (Science: ornithology) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long... 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

Maintain

Maintain 1. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to... Read More

Population

Living organisms typically prefer to live, grow and survive in groups. Except for some species that prefer solitude - both... Read More

Process

Process Definition What is a process? In biology, a process (plural: processes) means any of the various biological... Read More