die-off


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die-off

(dī′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
A sudden collapse of a species or of a population or community of organisms, as from disease or environmental disruption.
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The new timeline places the creature's die-off at more than a million years before the Permian extinction, in which about 90 percent of marine species vanished.
However, the regions where the mass die-off has emerged - Kostanay, Akmola and Aktobe - are far from Baikonur.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says die-offs occur each spring along beaches from Oregon to California.
Fossils in India revealed that plankton species became smaller, with less elaborate shells, suggesting that sulfur and carbon dioxide from volcanism caused ocean acidification and led to a mass die-off in the seas.
The MPN methodology along with the mature sentinel chamber technology (patented by Michael Jenkins) can be used to compare die-off rates of zoonotic pathogens and fecal indicator bacteria in water and soils.
The die-off ultimately was attributed to organochlorine pesticide (OCP) poisoning from dieldrin, toxaphene, and DDT and its metabolites that were applied over many years when the fields had been used for crop production.
There was no die-off of moose in the park or other parts of central Alberta that winter.
obstetricans collected during mass die-off events in Spain; from these latter samples, we successfully isolated viable B.
I have had very poor crops and a large plant die-off last year.
Most of the wildlife association members believe the oak die-off is a natural process.