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bi·o·tope

(bī'ō-tōp),
The smallest geographic area providing uniform conditions for life; the physical part of an ecosystem.
[G. bios, life, + topos, place]

biotope

[bī′ətōp]
Etymology: Gk, bios + topos, place
a specific biological habitat or site.

biotope

The smallest ecosystem, which is characterised by homogeneity of the environmental conditions and types of organisms.

bi·o·tope

(bī'ō-tōp)
The smallest geographic area providing uniform conditions for life; the physical part of an ecosystem.
[G. bios, life, + topos, place]

biotope

a whole or part of any habitat defined by the dominant organisms which live in it; for example, heather moor.

biotope

an area of land surface that provides uniform conditions over its entire surface for animal and plant life.
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Meanwhile, the report proposed creating biotopes, or environmentally balanced areas where flora and fauna exist in harmony, in schools in an effort to involve the parents, faculty and local residents in the children's environmental education.
I am not conversant in biotopes, but I appreciate the songs and croaks and buzzings that the valley breeze delivers throughout our days here.
5) The heart of the reserve is its nearly 800,000 hectares of strictly protected core zones, which include national parks and biotopes (wildlife refuges) reserved solely for conservation.
Increasingly popular are biotopes, a kind of snapshot of a certain aquatic area of the world that can be re-created in a tank.
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The reserve is divided into three areas: multiple use, core (including biotopes and national parks), and buffer, a nine-mile wide belt, relatively well populated, that surrounds the bio-sphere and helps protect the reserve.
It emphasises the tending of key biotopes (grove forests, spruce-hardwood mires, stream banks, shore stands), as well as developing environmentally compatible silvicultural practices, protecting biodiversity, and encouraging broad-leaved species and mixed stands.