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depauperate

(də-pô′pər-ĭt)
adj.
1. Lacking in variety, especially of species or genes: depauperate island faunas; a genetically depauperate population.
2. Arrested in growth or development; stunted.

de·pau′pe·ra′tion (-pə-rā′shən) n.
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The lower part of the analysed section is depauperate of zonal conodont species and isotope data are not representative, which makes an exact stratigraphic subdivision of this part of the core impossible.
We documented a consistent increase in coral abundance in shallow habitats over the past 15 years, despite naturally depauperate fish assemblages and intense fishing pressure that is likely most responsible for the low fish abundances, small body sizes, and skewed trophic structure (Friedlander et al.
In California, offshore oil platforms have accumulated a broad array of marine life from the surface to the seafloor in areas that are otherwise depauperate of natural reef or complex structure.
The current distribution of frogs in the far south of South America has been explained by the means of three different hypothesis: 1) Depauperate hypothesis (DARLINGTON, 1965), 2) "Ancient assemblage" hypothesis (CEI, 1962), and 3) "Complex history" hypothesis (VUILLEUMIER, 1968).
The parasitic fauna of the contemporary population was depauperate (Marquard-Petersen, 1997).
The relatively depauperate Holarctic faunas are the best known overall (Froeschner, 1988; J.
Interestingly, the streams that were located in suburban parks also possessed depauperate macroinvertebrate communities, as evidenced by low scores.
It had been assumed that these inputs of degraded water from upstream would limit the fish population in the lower Pigeon River to a depauperate community of pollution-tolerant species (Wiley and Seelbach 1998; MacDonald et al.