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colonize

(kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. colo·nized, colo·nizing, colo·nizes
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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A subset of the absent areas may still represent colonizable areas, and reported locations may represent either adventitious specimens in unsuitable areas or the initiation of a reproducing population.
Un par de perlas; traduzco libremente: "America es conquistable y colonizable, desde el lenguaje y la religion, hasta las vanguardias artisticas y arquitectonicas: todo es importado".
By increasing spatial heterogeneity, plant beds can offer colonizable habitat as well as refuge from predation for aquatic organisms, especially zooplankton.
Space is, paradoxically, the curse of the American suburbs, apparently infinite and endlessly colonizable, but the built outcome of this quantitative latitude is predictably dire.