dominant species


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dominant species

the species in a COMMUNITY that exerts the greatest effect.
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Of course, when viewed through the lens of a dominant species that has bred and looked after dogs (and vice versa) for thousands of years, it's easy to assume that this trait by dogs is one of the byproducts of domestication.
Grey squirrels became the more dominant species in the competition for food and living space, causing the native red squirrel population to become virtually non-existent.
ah t t It's like a clash of two dominant cultures of 21st century Britain: phone zombies and assertive cyclists, with the court ruling phone zombies to be the dominant species.
At one point, Number Ten is seen as the prime example of the dominant species, but he then tries to leave the group in his human form but The Voice won't let him.
It's the reason we are the dominant species. We're not the biggest or strongest - we're simply good at communicating with each other.
"Autumn census program for mammals in the natural areas of Razavi Khorasan province has been completed and based on the results, we have witnessed 10% growth of the dominant species of the province since last year," he underlined.
But it's almost obscene to talk about nature solely in terms of its utility to the dominant species. We must preserve and protect landscapes and seascapes, and the animals within them, for their own inherent value.
They had to evolve on the surface as a dominant species. They set evolution in motion.
Interestingly, according to Forbes, humans are already no longer the dominant species on earth, as an answer to the question: Will robots replace human as the dominant species on Earth in the far future?
Shoal grass, with thin, needle-like blades, is historically one of the dominant species in the Indian River Lagoon and St.

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