Landscape ecology
Landscape ecology is the science of studying and improving relationships between ecological processes in the environment and particular ecosystems. This is done within a variety of landscape scales, d...
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Scale (spatial)
In sciences such as physics, geography, astronomy, meteorology and statistics, the term scale or spatial scale is used for describing or classifying with large approximation the extent or size of a le...
Heterogeneity
Homogeneity and heterogeneity are concepts often used in the sciences and statistics relating to the uniformity in a substance or organism. A material or image that is homogeneous is uniform in compos...
Edge effect
In ecology, edge effects refer to the changes in population or community structures that occur at the boundary of two habitats. Areas with small habitat fragments exhibit especially pronounced edge ef...
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Ecotone
An ecotone is a transition area between two biomes. It is where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the...
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Ecocline
In biology and ecology, an ecocline or simply cline (from Greek: κλίνω "to possess or exhibit gradient, to lean") describes an ecotone in which a series of biocommunities display a continuous grad...
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Ecotype
In evolutionary ecology, an ecotype, sometimes called ecospecies, describes a genetically distinct geographic variety, population or race within a species, which is adapted to specific environmental c...
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Disturbance
Disturbance and its variants may refer to:
Habitat fragmentation
Habitat fragmentation describes the emergence of discontinuities (fragmentation) in an organism's preferred environment (habitat), causing population fragmentation. Habitat fragmentation can be caused...
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Lake County Forest Preserves
Lake County Forest Preserves (also called Lake County Forest Preserve District, or LCFPD) is a governmental organization that purchases land and oversees the use of public open space in Lake County, I...
Wildlife corridor
A habitat corridor, wildlife corridor or green corridor is an area of habitat connecting wildlife populations separated by human activities or structures (such as roads, development, or logging). This...
Subtropical climate vegetated roof
A subtropical climate vegetated roof (SCV roof) is a type of green building practice that employs a planted soil media installed above a waterproof roof deck to obtain environmental benefits and addre...
Paseo del Jaguar
Paseo del Jaguar ("Path of the Jaguar") is a proposed interconnected system of refuges and conservation corridors running from the United States through Mexico and Central America into South America. ...
Organization for Bat Conservation
Organization for Bat Conservation (OBC) is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan established to further Bat Conservation. It is a conservationist organization, founded by Rob M...
Biogeography
Biogeography is the study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time. Organisms and biological communities often vary in a regular fashion along geog...
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Forest fragmentation
Forest fragmentation is a form of habitat fragmentation, occurring when forests are cut down in a manner that leaves relatively small, isolated patches of forest known as forest fragments or forest re...
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Spatial ecology
Spatial ecology is a specialization in ecology and geography that is concerned with the identification of spatial patterns and their relationships to ecological phenomena. Ecological events can be exp...
Restoration ecology
Restoration ecology emerged as a separate field in ecology in the 1980s. It is the scientific study supporting the practice of ecological restoration, which is the practice of renewing and restoring d...
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Metapopulation
A metapopulation consists of a group of spatially separated populations of the same species which interact at some level. The term metapopulation was coined by Richard Levins in 1969 to describe a mod...
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Road ecology
Roads are known to cause significant damage to forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Besides the direct habitat loss due to the road itself, and the roadkill of animal species, roads alter water-fl...
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Koedoe
Koedoe, subtitled African Protected Area Conservation and Science, is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering biology, ecology, and biodiversity conservation in Africa. It was establis...
Foster's rule
Foster's rule (also known as the island rule) is a principle in evolutionary biology stating that members of a species get smaller or bigger depending on the resources available in the environment. Fo...
Wildland–urban interface
A wildland–urban interface refers to the zone of transition between unoccupied land and human development. Communities that are within 0.5 miles (0.80 km) of the zone may also be included. These...
Groundwater-dependent ecosystems
Groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) are a vital yet poorly understood component of the natural environment. Typical examples of these systems are springs (hydrosphere) and wetlands ecosystems wher...
Cross-boundary subsidy
Cross-boundary subsidies are caused by organisms or materials that cross or traverse habitat patch boundaries, subsidizing the resident populations. The transferred organisms and materials may provide...
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Conservation biology
Conservation is the scientific study of the nature and of Earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction and the erosion of ...
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Juncus subnodulosus–Cirsium palustre fen-meadow
The Juncus subnodulosus–Cirsium palustre fen-meadow is a plant association characteristically found on damp ground in portions of western Europe. This type of fen-meadow appears to have co-evolved wi...
Ecological niche
In ecology, a niche (, /ˈniːʃ/ or /ˈnɪtʃ/) is a term with a variety of meanings related to the behavior of a species living under specific environmental conditions. The ecological niche describes how ...
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