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Habitat

Definition

noun, plural: habitats

(1) Place where an organism or a biological population normally lives or occurs.

(2) The location or environment where an organism (or a thing) is most likely to be found, e.g. the body part of the host of a parasite as in the scalp of the host is the habitat of a head louse.

(3) The home to a particular organism where the species will attempt to be as adaptive as possible to that particular environment.

(4) The place being occupied by an organism, population, or community.


Supplement

Word origin: from Latin, it dwells, third person sing. present of habitāre, to dwell.

Related forms: habitation (noun), habitable (adjective).
Related phrases: dispersal habitat, habitat component.


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Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

From Maniguet, Xavier; SURVIVAL, HOW TO PREVAIL IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS; BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS; NEW YORK, NY; 1994; p031 Man may be considered a tropical animal because when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings must be 82.4°F (28°C) for his metabolism to be maintained ...

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by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Views: 246

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

Ive been wondering about where humans should be living. Where is our actual natural habitat? I know all about Blue Zones and the longevity that humans have who live there....but Where should we be living? For years I have been pondering about Homo Sapiens natural ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... of animals that had been isolated from each other much longer than humans show no appreciable variations in intelligence regardless of habitat or range. Snow leopards are not more intelligent than African leopards. Siberian tigers are not more intelligent than Bengal tigers and so on. ...

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by Seth90210
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
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Species Perfection?

... changed much at all in the last 150 million years as they are already reached "perfection" in every way shape and form and rule their habitat there is nothing different to adapt to except changes in prey items and a few behavioral changes. So I suppose you cant perfect the already ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Species Perfection?
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Views: 1437

The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... OK. I would certainly be against the introduction of a parasitic wasp. It might decide to prey on loads of rare and beneficial insects in its new habitat, and once thriving would be impossible to eradicate, worse even than the cane toad. I would however love to see some of our iconic rare species ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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