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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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Coral Reefs

Nancy Knowlton.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11765 words.

Coral reefs are the most diverse of marine ecosystems, with hundreds of thousands if not millions of species associated with reefs. For this reason they are often called the rain forests of...

Biological Chaos and Complex Dynamics

David A. Vasseur.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10098 words.

Classically, chaos is defined as a lack of order; however, in a scientific context it refers to the lack of predictability of a process or sample. Chaos differs from randomness in that...

Ecotourism

Nicole M. Ardoin and Alison W. Bowers.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 16193 words.

Although most agree that the term ecotourism was coined in the early 1980s, many researchers also suggest earlier roots for this field. Some researchers and practitioners indicate that the...