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anthropogenic

[¦an·thrə·pə¦jen·ik]
(ecology)
Referring to environmental alterations resulting from the presence or activities of humans.
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Rather than combining dates for sites as Chamberlain (1996) did, the data were individually plotted, allowing all the chronological data for each site to be shown and compared with other datasets, such as proxy climate data and radiocarbon dates on anthropogenically modified non-human material.
Abundant Larix macrofossils were found only in peatlands that are currently dominated by tamarack (with the exception of the Aker, Wilkinson, and Shafer localities which have been anthropogenically altered), suggesting that tamarack bogs may have a unique developmental history and ecol ogy.
Coastal degradation, climate variability, and increased industrialization may pose human health risks from mobilization and transport of anthropogenically derived and natural toxic agents in the environment (Harvell et al.
Clearly, Vaccinieae in Colombia (as shown by this example) and in Latin America in general (based on personal experience) prefer this type of montane habitat--climatically wet, geologically young, and anthropogenically relatively little disturbed.
All plots were characterised by similar soil conditions (light grey forest soils with anthropogenically mixed upper horizons) and a normal moistening regime.
There are few biological records that span long enough timescales to address the effect of anthropogenically induced environmental change like from global warming, or that span long enough spatial scales to address inherent scales of population variability induced from environmental gradients.
Examples such as this should, perhaps, give cause to re-evaluate the role of anthropogenically induced burning in landscapes with a longer antiquity of human occupation.
Obtained results may give view of mechanisms of dispersion and development of earthworms' fauna in northern latitudes and on the specifics of lumbricide ecology in zonal and anthropogenically disturbed soils of the North.
Sessile marine invertebrates are suitable candidates to examine long-term changes in climate and anthropogenically induced changes in local environments.
1999b) concluded that there was little evidence to suggest that the moated features were substantially anthropogenically constructed (McNeill 1997; O'Reilly 1999).
Its incorporation into soil is currently being promoted as one of the tools that could be deployed to combat anthropogenically induced increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations [19,24].
By the Early Classic, the bajos had been anthropogenically transformed from perennial to seasonal wetlands, spurring the need to develop alternative water sources.