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vagile

(văj′əl, -īl)
adj.
Able or tending to move from place to place or disperse: a vagile animal species.

va·gil·i·ty (və-jĭl′ĭ-tē, vă-) n.
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By and large, this paper has been concerned with birds, vagile organisms for which the issue of changing land use around protected areas seems especially relevant.
Among the vagile benthic forms, the two main groups correspond to the Order Spirillinina (39%, mainly Spirillina and less commonly Conicospirillina) and the Order Textulariina (38%, mainly Reophax and Ammobaculites, with less abundant Ammodiscus, Redmondoides, Ammomarginulina, and Haplophragmoides).
At present, these ponds provide habitat for only the most abundant and vagile species of anurans.
1998), whereas the fishes in the present study were generally much smaller and presumably less vagile.
Adult insects, however, are vagile and light traps only sample flying, positively phototaxic insects (Southwood 1966).
This is reflected in the distribution of sea urchins or other vagile organisms that cannot withstand intense agitation.
Accordingly, fragmentation may indirectly facilitate the persistence of vagile consumer species within landscapes by creating heterogeneity in the rate at which patches progress through succession.
These patterns probably result because small-seeded species produce more seeds, are more vagile, and persist longer in seed banks than do large-seeded species.
Birds are more vagile than mice, which might [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] by diffusing infected ticks into sites in which transmission is unlikely.
Therefore, when the frequency of unpatterned morphs becomes excessively high, bird predators may develop a search image for this morph and would select more strongly against it among the vagile males.
It will be interesting to see if the species extends its range northward from Tyler, which has an extensive nursery trade in roses and azaleas and could serve as a "distribution center" for this vagile little amphibian in the future.
However, relative abundances of species were generally similar in the two habitats, and it was concluded that the artificial seagrass attracts vagile macro-fauna typical of real seagrass, with the difference in species numbers present probably being due to the lack of time available for the ASU's to accumulate the full suite of species present in the natural seagrass (Bell et al.