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Desert sore

Any of a variety of chronic non-specific cutaneous ulcers, most commonly on the shins, knees, hands, and forearms, and probably a variant of ecthyma, that occur in tropical and desert areas.

Synonym: barcoo rot, veldt sore.

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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... and macroalgae and so on. Examples of different ecosystems include: Forests Grasslands Wetlands Lakes Rivers Rocky shores Soft shores (beaches) Deserts But the distinction between an environment and an ecosystem is the fact that when you refer to an ecosystem you're talking about the habitat, ...

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Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
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Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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Re: I'm writing a fictional short story. I have some questions.

... problem is that there are insufficient predators. We are the apex predator of the planet and with us gone some areas of the globe would turn into deserts if there were no large predators around to keep the ungulate population down. Predator numbers would have to increase, and move into new areas ...

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by animartco
Sat May 26, 2012 12:38 pm
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Re: What is salt stress?

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Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is salt stress?
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What do you know of hydroponics?

... should be contained in your hydroponic solution. This method is also used in areas where soil is not fertile (e.g. area with dry soil, near deserts). Lettuce and tomatoes are examples of plants that could be grown.

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by angiezenun
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What do you know of hydroponics?
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Environmental Change

... erosion and compounding the problem by reducing yields even further in some of the poorer regions of the world. Forests are being cut down and deserts are expanding at alarming rates, either directly because of hunger or indirectly because of ill-fated attempts to service debt and/or develop ...

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by ridyinastar
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
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