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invertebrate

 [in-ver´tĕ-brāt]
1. having no vertebral column.
2. any animal that has no vertebral column.

in·ver·te·brate

(in-ver'tĕ-brāt),
1. Not possessed of a spinal or vertebral column.
2. Any animal that has no spinal column.

invertebrate

/in·ver·te·brate/ (-ver´tĕ-brāt)
1. having no spinal column.
2. any animal having no spinal column.

invertebrate

(ĭn-vûr′tə-brĭt, -brāt′)
adj.
1. Lacking a backbone or spinal column; not vertebrate.
2. Of or relating to invertebrates: invertebrate zoology.
n.
An animal, such as an insect or mollusk, that lacks a backbone or spinal column.

invertebrate

[invur′təbrit]
an animal that lacks a vertebral column. Invertebrates comprise more than 95% of all species of animals.

in·ver·te·brate

(in-vĕr'tĕ-brăt)
1. Not possessed of a spinal or vertebral column.
2. (in-vĕr'tĕ-brāt) Any animal that has no spinal column.

invertebrate

any animal that does not possess a backbone.

invertebrate

1. having no vertebral column.
2. any animal that has no vertebral column.
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Buglife is working with NIEA and others to ensure our invertebrates have a brighter future.
Species may be selecting for the vegetation structure offered by native plants, while suffering fitness impacts from a lack of invertebrates in these patches.
He has published scientific articles on the behavior, ecology, systematics, biogeography, and genetics of various invertebrate animals, including wasps, ants, flies, sea cucumbers, and harvestmen, as well as studies on malaria and certain gene families in plants.
Other contributors to Spineless are: artist Irene Brown, from Newcastle University's School of Arts and Cultures; Dr Miranda Lowe, collections manager, higher invertebrates, Natural History Museum, London; Dr Dan Skerritt, School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University; and Fiona Ware, curator of crustacea at the National Museum of Scotland.
Although waterbird use of various groups of wetland and aquatic invertebrates is frequently a focus of wetland management, invertebrate community composition and diversity are often used to characterize wetland hydrological history, function, quality, and general health (White and James, 1978; Nudds, 1983; Haukos and Smith, 1993; Anderson and Smith, 1998; Anderson and Smith, 1999; Twedt and Nelms, 1999).
16%) were the dominant macro- invertebrates on weeds associated to wheat (Table 1).
The decrease in invertebrate numbers is due to two main factors - habitat loss and climate disruption on a global scale.
Using data supplied by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, the pair also attempted to determine whether water quality, temperature or river flow best explained the changes in invertebrate abundance that they observed.
Volunteers will get to examine invertebrates collected from the river with a microscope before heading to the river and netting their own creatures to identify.
The massive taxonomic and ecological diversity of invertebrates and their roles in the provision of essential ecological services that help maintain life has been the subject of many books and papers over the last 30 years, with awareness of their importance catalysed through a key essay by EO Wilson (1987).
Although Invertebrate Medicine includes some relevant anatomic and physiologic information, its focus is primarily on medicine and the treatment of disorders that affect both captive and wild invertebrates.