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animal community

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The characteristic assemblage of animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.

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Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities

Priyanga Amarasekare.

in Ecology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8922 words.

Competition is one of the most ubiquitous of species interactions. It occurs any time a resource that is essential to growth and reproduction (e.g., food, shelter, nesting sites) occurs in...

animal community

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The characteristic assemblage of animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.

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animal community

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

The characteristic assemblage of animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.

animal community

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

The characteristic assemblage of *animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.

animal community

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 14 words.

The characteristic assemblage of *animals that is associated with a particular ecosystem.

Mapping the vulnerability of animal community to pressure in marine systems: disentangling pressure types and integrating their impact from the individual to the community level

Grégoire Certain, Lis Lindahl Jørgensen, Isadora Christel, Benjamin Planque and Vincent Bretagnolle.

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

June 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Marine and Estuarine Biology. 8387 words.

Assessing the vulnerability of biological communities to anthropic pressures in marine systems may be challenging because of the difficulty to properly model each species' response to the...

vertical stratification

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The vertical distribution of subcommunities within a community of plants and animals. See also stratification.

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radioecology

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The study of the effects of radiation on plants and animals in natural communities. See also radiobiology.

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edge

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A border or boundary between two different ecosystems or communities of plants or animals. See also ecotone.

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zoological area

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

An area in the USA that has been designated by the US Forest Service or others as containing animals, animal groups, or animal communities that are natural and important in some particular...

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early forest succession

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The community of plants and animals that develops first after the removal or destruction of vegetation in an area. An early stage in succession. Contrast late forest succession.

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biological survey

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The collection, processing, and analysis of a representative sample of a community of plants and animals in order to determine the structural and/or functional characteristics of that...

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restoration ecology

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The study of the structure and regeneration of plant and animal communities, particularly the deliberate colonization and revegetation of derelict land, for example after activities such as...

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Charles Elton

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Charles Sutherland Elton (1900–1991), British ecologist, made significant contributions to both animal and community ecology. Elton studied zoology under Julian Huxley at Oxford University...

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Natura 2000

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A network of areas within the European Community that is designed to conserve natural habitats and species of plants and animals which are rare, endangered, or vulnerable. See also Habitats...

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tragedy of the Commons

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

G. Hardin (1968) described an increase in the use of common land by a number of graziers, with each grazier continually adding to his stock of animals for as long as the marginal return...

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Nature Conservancy

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

(TNC)

A private, international conservation group based in the USA which was established in 1951, whose mission is ‘to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that...

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Captivity results in disparate loss of gut microbial diversity in closely related hosts

Kevin D. Kohl, Michele M. Skopec and M. Denise Dearing.

in Conservation Physiology

P ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Ecology and Conservation. 5502 words.

The gastrointestinal tracts of animals contain diverse communities of microbes that provide a number of services to their hosts. There is recent concern that these communities may be lost...

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restoration ecology

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 42 words.

The study of the structure and *regeneration of plant and animal *communities, particularly the deliberate *colonization

vertical stratification

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 17 words.

The vertical distribution of *subcommunities within a *community of plants and animals. See also stratification.