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fau·na

(faw'nă),
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]

fauna

/fau·na/ (faw´nah) the collective animal organisms of a given locality.

fauna

(fô′nə)
n. pl. fau·nas or fau·nae (-nē′)
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Animals, especially the animals of a particular region or period, considered as a group.
2. A catalog of the animals of a specific region or period.

fau′nal adj.
fau′nal·ly adv.

fau·na

(faw'nă)
The animal forms of a continent, district, locality, or habitat.
[Mod. L. application of Fauna, sister of Faunus, a rural deity]

fauna

the grouping of animals present in any one place or at any one time in geological history Together with the FLORA this constitutes the total of organisms living in a particular environment - ‘the flora and fauna’.
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This study is the first within the GOM region to examine community composition of intertidal meiofauna populations over the course of a year and the first to incorporate Illumina platform technologies to assess meiofaunal diversity.
La identificacion y cuantificacion de la meiofauna resulta extremadamente engorrosa, maxime cuando se trabaja en sitios donde un contenido elevado del sedimento es fino (Heip et al.
De Troch M, van Gansbeke MD, Vincx M (2006) Resource availability and meiofauna in sediments of tropical seagrass beds: Local versus global trends.
The true brackish-water meiofauna typical of the Baltic Sea was investigated by Pallo et al.
Robina 2003 Marine Meiofauna of the Western Part of Sarawak.
The benefit gained by trapping meiofauna lessened as nitrogen level increased, as hypothesised.
The meiofauna may be found down to a depth of one meter, and it has been estimated that each square meter may contain a million individuals feeding on microorganisms and detritus.
Moderate predation on meiofauna by the macrobenthos of the Wadden Sea.
The effects of meiofauna on settling macrofauna: meiofauna may structure macrofaunal communities.
Individual articles discuss the use of manures, human wastes, and terrestrial vegetation and aquatic macrophytes in aquaculture; detrital and algal-based food chains in aquaculture; the role of meiofauna in marine detrital systems; composition and nutritive values of detritus; carbon pathways in aquatic detrital systems; production of organic fertilizers by composting; conversion of cellulosic and other organic wastes into microbial proteins; methods for determining biomass and productivity of microorganisms in detrital food webs; the role and impact of anaerobic microbial processes in aquatic systems; trophic dynamics of particle-bound bacteria in pelagic ecosystems, functional roles of the major groups of bacteria associated with detritus; and more.
2 m) had died, and the remaining shells and bag material had been colonized by oysters and other meiofauna.
The meiofauna represents the most abundant metazoan group in the marine benthic system, distributed from the intertidal to abyssal depths, and with productivity rates similar to or higher than those of macrofauna (Gerlach, 1971; Giere, 9009).