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extirpation

 [ek″ster-pa´shun]
complete removal or eradication of an organ or tissue.

ex·tir·pa·tion

(eks'tĭr-pā'shŭn),
Partial or complete removal of an organ or diseased tissue.
[L. extirpo, to root out, fr. stirps, a stalk, root]

extirpation

(ĕk′stər-pā′shən)
n.
The surgical removal of an organ, a part of an organ, or a diseased tissue.

ex′tir·pate′ v.

extirpation

[ek′stərpā′shən]
Etymology: L, extirpare, to root out
the total removal of a diseased organ or body part.

extirpation

An older term for excision.

ex·tir·pa·tion

(eks'tĭr-pā'shŭn)
Complete removal of an organ or diseased tissue.
[L. extirpo, to root out, fr. stirps, a stalk, root]

extirpation

complete removal or eradication of an organ or tissue.
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Long-distance dispersal events can be essential for the persistence of highly isolated populations because they provide genetic connectivity and can serve as mechanisms for recolonization following local extinctions, but they are rare due to the high risks incurred by dispersing individuals (Lowe, 2010).
Santa Cruz Island is the southernmost region for bishop pine forests and important nesting habitat for bald eagles, which were returned to the islands in 2002, following a 50-year local extinction due to DDT pesticides polluting the pelagic food web.
Community attributes such as species richness, rates of local extinction and colonization, and community turnover are often used as metrics to evaluate the condition of natural systems (Nichols et al.
Dr Neil Reid of Queen's University Belfast, who carried out research, said when the European species had been introduced into other countries such as Sweden it out-competed and interbred with native hares causing their local extinction.
This species has disappeared from the Adriatic Sea due to human impact and it faces local extinction in the Ionian Sea.
Specifically, each habitat trade can affect rates of local extinction, inbreeding, genetic drift, and gene flow in different ways (Bruggeman et al.
dendrobatidis distribution, which is disturbing when one considers that at least 3 European amphibian species are undergoing chytrid-associated die-offs that will likely lead to local extinction (4,5) (J.
This information will be critical if we are to save the Nassau grouper populations from local extinction, as has already occurred on some Caribbean islands.
Three species found by the previous survey were not found in the present survey, possibly because of local extinction.
High frequency fires will cause local extinction of banksias and subsequently remove the possums' food supply, making it almost impossible for pygmy possums to migrate back into such an area.

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