ecological diversity


Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ecological niche — Black smokers create ecological niches with their unusual environment In ecology, a niche (   …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological sanitation — Ecological sanitation, also known as ecosan or eco san, are terms coined to describe a form of sanitation that usually involves urine diversion and the recycling of water and nutrients contained within human wastes back into the local environment …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological release — is a phenomenon associated with island biogeography. It is the name given to the process in which a species will expand its habitat and resource utilization into areas of lower species diversity [Losos, J.B., Queiroz, K. (1997). Evolutionary… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological effects of biodiversity — The diversity of species and genes in ecological communities affects the functioning of these communities. These ecological effects of biodiversity in turn affect both climate change through enhanced greenhouse gases, aerosols and loss of land… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological extinction — Types and definitions of extinctions = Estes, Duggins, and Rathburn (1989) recognize three distinct types of extinction.Global extinction is defined as “the ubiquitous disappearance of a species. [Estes et al. The ecology of extinctions in kelp… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological succession — Succession after disturbance: a boreal forest one (left) and two years (right) after a wildfire. Ecological succession, is the phenomenon or process by which a community progressively transforms itself until a stable community is formed. It is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological footprint — The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth s ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet s ecological capacity to regenerate.[1] It represents the amount of …   Wikipedia

  • Ecological facilitation — Facilitation describes species interactions that benefit at least one of the participants and cause harm to neither (Stachowicz 2001). Facilitations can be categorized as mutualisms, in which both species benefit, or commensalisms, in which one… …   Wikipedia

  • Diversity-function debate — Contents 1 Definitions 2 Issues in Ecology 3 References 4 See also 5 External links …   Wikipedia

  • Diversity index — A diversity index is a statistic which is intended to measure the local members of a set consisting of various types of objects. Diversity indices can be used in many fields of study to assess the diversity of any population in which each member… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.