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(Science: ecology, zoology) The physical location or type of environment in which an organism or biological population lives or occurs.

The place occupied by an organism, population, or community. It is the physical part of the community structure in which an organism finds its home, and includes the sum total of all the environmental conditions present in the specific place occupied by an organism. Often a habitat is defined to include a whole community of organisms.

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The influence of area on the number of species

... high concentrations of species in small areas. When you go onto continents, the diversity doesn't increase linearly with area because many of the habitats are the same and you get the same or similar combinations of species in different areas.

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The influence of area on the number of species
Replies: 7
Views: 5313

Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... So is the African Savanna where we should be living? Is this where all the food we should be eating is? Arent all the other primates in optimal habitats for there specific needs? Or does each specific nationality or "type" of person have a location that fits them best? I am tall and ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
Replies: 2
Views: 8978

Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... coming into contact with one another in the wild, unless one of them were introduced into the habitat of the other. They also live in different habitats. Most gorillas inhabit lowland tropical rainforest, but some live in bamboo forest and montane rainforest. The grizzly bear prefers open habitats, ...

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by darrellacoustic
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
Replies: 10
Views: 28209

A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species

... major. For example, tropical climate in Africa isn't all that different than tropical climate in Asia, South America and Australia. Most European habitats aren't too different than North American or some Asian Habitats. There are even many similarities between the Arctic and the Antarctica. So, ...

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by Mothership
Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species
Replies: 4
Views: 5671

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to the resistance of human pathogens to antibiotics can be involved in central metabolic processes of environmental bacteria in their natural habitats." So, one of the major points of the paper you quoted is that a gene that was originally used to make a protein involved in metabolism ...

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by Luxorien
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
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