biotope


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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.
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These original biotopes are slowly regaining attention today as they are producers of ecosystem services that may bring considerable benefits to people.
Conclusions: Agricultural (farming) biotope has higher quality as feeding habitat for Mourning dove.
The ellipse-based metrics of niche width analysis -restricted to one locality- found that the hardground biotope species (D.
Caltran H, Silan P (1996) Gill filaments of Liza ramada, a biotope for ectoparasites: Surface area acquisition using image analysis and growth models.
Such scientifically substantiated feeding for imported animals and animals of own reproduction and compliance with standards and rules of scientific and environmental ethics contributed to rational use of high-productive genotypes in the process of raising a number of generations in the biotope of North Kazakhstan new for them.
The suitability of two forest biotopes (oak and hornbeam-beech forests) for occupation by D.
Further research into such studies has led to research in biotope mapping [10] and in a similar context our study aims to produce files for BAR mapping as its goal for model development.
The dry season revealed high densities for this biotope during May and August, although they tended to decrease with the proximity of the rainy season (Figure 6).
Today even small street biotope is using "global" plant material from foreign nurseries and hard material which have resulted in creating similar urban habitats globe wise.
The DMZ is so impressive in biodiversity in terms of its ecosystem due to its remoteness and no human impact," Uwe Riecken, director of biotope protection at the German Federal Agency for Nature told a Congress workshop.
One of the ecological planning methods is biotope structure analysis in which ecologically valuable biotopes, such as woodlands and grasslands with broadleaved deciduous forest trees, are identified (Lovenhaft et al.
Immature stages were collected using the dipping method of Service (10) and each larval biotope was characterized quantitatively by means of a portable multi-parameter for studying the chemical proprieties of water collections.