Habitat

A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical environment that surrounds (influences and is utilized by) a species population.

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Other articles related to "habitat, habitats":

Value of Variable Retention
... tool for helping resolve the dilemma between demands for wood and demands to maintain habitat and ecology biodiversity and structural diversity in managed forests ... least until next harvest rotation in an effort to maintain species, habitat diversity and forest-related processes ... at high risk to being lost due to modern forestry practices and that are known to be important to habitat availability, such as large trees, very young trees, snags, and coarse woody ...
Many-lined Skink - Range and Habitat
... multivirgatus prefers sandy soil and occurs in habitat below 1675 m (5500 ft) ... It lives in rocky habitat up to elevations of 2600 m (8500 ft) ...
Indian Courser - Threat
... population of the Indian Courser is declining at an alarming rate in its natural habitat ... In Abdasa Taluka of Kachchh district in Gujarat, main foraging habitat of the Indian Courser consists of short and sparse grasslands and fallow lands ... This natural habitat is destroyed in some areas and disturbed due to the movement of heavy vehicles and the development of industrial establishments ...
Valvata Piscinalis - Ecology - Habitat
... associated with oligotrophic nearshore zones, clear-water habitats more than turbid water, sparsely vegetated lakes or sites dominated by Chara spp ... littoral habitats with high siltation rates, lentic and stagnant waters or slow streams, fine substrates (mud, silt and sand) – especially during hibernation, and aquatic macrophytes ...
Ornithoptera Richmondia - Abundance and Conservation Status
1985), however Sands Scott (1997) regarded it to satisfy the "Vulnerable" category because of habitat loss across its former range ... Threatening processes for this species are habitat loss and several previously robust populations near Buderim now locally extinct due to habitat destruction for housing and commercial development, other ...

Famous quotes containing the word habitat:

    Neither moral relations nor the moral law can swing in vacuo. Their only habitat can be a mind which feels them; and no world composed of merely physical facts can possibly be a world to which ethical propositions apply.
    William James (1842–1910)

    Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
    John Dewey (1859–1952)