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Allopatry

**Allopatry** is an ecological and biogeological term that signifies that groups of organisms live in separate not overlapping geographical areas. For instance, two populations of the same species living on ...

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Soil eroding ants

In the book //Niche Construction: The Neglected Process in Evolution// <> the authors use examples from the book //Journey to the Ants// <> to illustrate ecosystem engineering. Though ...

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Biotope

**Biotope** is an ecological term that describes a unique environmental area where a specific assembly of plants and animals can be found. In English the term biotop is used almost ...

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Ecological license

Synonyms: ecological vacancy

Ecological license is a term coined by German biologists Günther and Osche <> which is rarely used in international ecological literature. <
> Ecological license is the sum of ...

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Categories: Ecology Systems Theory


Ecological refugium

An Ecological refugium is what is in colloquial German often understood by ecological niche. <
> Is an ecologically characterized location where a once abundant species can survive and thrive. ...

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Categories: Biology Ecology


Ecotype

**Ecotype** is a specific phenotype of a species that occurs in in a certain environment, ecosystem, only. Usually other species that live in the same ecosystem define the ecotype. As ...

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Habitat

**Habitat** is an ecological term that describes the environment in a set of organisms naturally live. The set of organisms can be of a single species (population) //autoecological habitat// or ...

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Parapatry

**Parapatry** is a term from ecology or biogeography that describes the relationship between groups of organisms whose ranges are adjacent but not significantly overlapping. Two plant species are **parapatric** if ...

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Patricity

**Patricity** is a newly created term that describes the degree by which the ranges of two sets of organisms overlap. Patricity embraces the terms allopatry, peripatry, parapatry, and sympatry that ...

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Peripatry

**Peripatry** is a term from ecology and biogeography that describes the relationship between groups of organisms whose ranges are adjacent but not overlapping. For instance, two plants are **peripatric** if ...

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Speciation

**Speciation** is the generation of a new species by evolution. It is generally assumed that speciation is the result of isolation as observed by Darwin and Wallace on separate islands, ...

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Categories: Biology Evolutionary Biology


Sympatry

**Sympatry**, is a term from ecology and biogeography that constitutes the same or significantly overlapping distributions of different sets of organisms. We call two species **sympatric** if they inhabit the ...

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