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Ecological glossary

J. Richard CARPENTER

Ecological glossary

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman, Oklahoma .
Written in English


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Statementcompiled by J. Richard Carpenter.
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Paginationx,306p. :
Number of Pages306
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Open LibraryOL19866403M

Ecological Balance; Ecological Footprint; Ecological Footprint. The simplest way to define ecological footprint would be to call it the impact of human activities measured in terms of the area of biologically productive land and water required to produce the goods consumed and to assimilate the wastes generated. More simply, it is the amount of. Start studying Basic Ecology terms. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Ecology: Organisms and Their Environments Terms Abiotic. Anything that is not, nor has ever been, alive. Some examples of abiotic factors in an environment include precipitation, sunlight, and minerals. Abiotic is the opposite of biotic. Life or no life, that is the question. Autotroph.


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1 1 Glossary Ecology Abundance: The number of organisms in a population, combining “intensity“ (density within inhabited areas) and “prevalence“ (number and size of inhabited areas).

Adaptation: 1) Characteristics of organisms evolved as a consequence of natural selection; 2) Changes in the form or behavior of an organism during life as a response to environmental stimuli; 3) Changes File Size: 76KB.

Ecological niche The sum total of all the resources used by, and the biotic and abiotic conditions suffered by, a species. Each resource (e.g. food) and condition (e.g. temperature) forms an axis of a multi-dimensional ‘hypervolume’ that describes the ecological requirements and constraints that allow a species to maintain long-term average.

Glossary NOTE: This glossary defines the key terms used on this website when discussing the GHG crisis (“climate change”). A glossary is necessary because the terms used to address this crisis have been flagrantly distorted.

Where the IPCC definition is used, this is noted. My own terms, which were coined to fill certain gaps, are. An ecological glossary Hardcover – by John Richard Carpenter (Author) See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

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New chapters on biological resources and ecological applications have been added, including material on environmental economics, import assessments, ecological. A adaptation Process of genetic change within a population due to natural selection, whereby the average state of a character becomes better suited to some feature of the environment.

adaptive management The practice of revisiting management decisions and revising them in the light of new information. adequacy A single reserve that is large enough to fulfill its conservation functions, or in. Appendix B Glossary. Baseline: Information collected before or at the start of a given project that provides a basis for planning and/or evaluating subsequent progress and related impacts.

Control: A site (or other entity) that is similar to the conditions of site/entity to be restored, before any restoration activities take place; similarity should be judged by parameters that are relevant to.

Glossary Abaptation The process by which the present match between organisms and their environment, and the constraints on this match, have been determined by evolutionary forces acting on ancestors.

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The extent to which the conditions simulated in the laboratory reflect real life conditions. Using an experimental laboratory-based research method, as has been the tradition in Cognitive Psychology, rigorous control for confounding variables is put in place and the ideal is that the researcher can study the only the phenomenon of interest.

By manipulating variables (so-called independent. Glossary; Natural communities are finely-tuned systems, where each species has an ecological value to the other species that are part of that ecosystem.

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Definitions of Ecological Terminology. Some sub-shrubs and vines also occur in this ecological system. Where prairies occur, they are usually the dominant ecological system.

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Ecomorphology: It is the study of the relation between an individual’s ecological role, its form, and structural adaptations.

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