macrohabitat


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macrohabitat

the immediate, large-scale environment, as can be seen with the naked eye; flora, fauna, topography, climate in the broad sense, as an animal would experience it.
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Three tows were completed in each macrohabitat in each reach when conditions permitted.
De manera tradicional para su estudio, el reparto de recursos, se divide en tres categorias dimensionales, el habitat, el alimento y el tiempo (Schoener 1968; Pianka 1969, 1973, 1975), mismas que pueden subdividirse en macrohabitat, microhabitat, tipo y tamano de alimento y tiempo de actividad estacional y diaria (Schoener 1974).
Macrohabitat selection by the orb weaving spider, Micrathena gracilis.
Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and macrohabitat connectivity in Mediterranean-climate steams of northern California.
Two null hypotheses were tested and rejected: i) that fishes are randomly distributed with respect to subregion, and ii) that fishes are randomly distributed with respect to macrohabitat.
Effects of macrohabitat and microhabitat on nest-box use and nesting success of American kestrels.
The hypothesis of this study is that correlations exist between nest-sites (nest trees in which primary, cavity-nesters (PCNs) excavate their nest cavities) and macrohabitat characteristics, such as amount of and distance to edge, openings, trails, and roads.
Traditionally, habitat selection studies have been undertaken from a macrohabitat perspective.
distributions of freshwater mussels from readily available macrohabitat descriptors"); see also Schmidt et al.
TABLE 2 Logistic regression analysis indicating the influence of macrohabitat features on use of islands by nesting greater and lesser scaup on the North Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, 1990-95.
The distance from the site to the nearest edge of the macrohabitat was also recorded.