biotope


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
This wide expression and distribution of vimentin, an intermediate filament that can sustain extremely large cellular deformations, will provide stability to the HNS cells submitted to regular morphological adaptations caused by a seasonal severe arid biotope.
This incompatibility can probably be explained by an accidental presence of both species in this biotope.
Registration for Media Biotope is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media.
According to A* 33 NatSchG capturing the legally protected biotopes periodically repeated.
These are forest parks and other parks that at different times were found within the city boundaries, preserving to some degree features of natural biotopes.
A total of four sampling stations were established at approximately one km apart to accommodate different biotopes.
Contractor name : GROUPEMENT ALVARO / CABANE ET CHAZOTTE / D & H / BIOTOPE / ABAC
The contract is for the formation of black grouse biotope in three refuges: RabinEwka, GErany and Kruszyniany by:
5 mm (1994-2004) * 450-700 mm precipitation Habitat Single trees along Alluvial forests, a creek, alluvial field biotopes forest-like field biotope, surrounded by areas of intensive agriculture Mean annual 1,685 h (1994-2004) * 2,001-2,200 h sunshine duration * Ten-year period preceding the year in which the outbreak occurred.
Because the cockroach co-inhabits with bedbugs in the same biotope, as demonstrated by Emile Brumpt in 1936 (10), recent changes in pest-control techniques (i.
A dairy farm in La Verrie (Vendee, France) was selected as a favorable biotope for B.
The yak species in its natural biotope is usually rarely exposed to competent Culicoides vectors.