dominant species


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dominant species

[′däm·ə·nənt ′spē‚shēz]
(ecology)
A species of plant or animal that is particularly abundant or controls a major portion of the energy flow in a community.
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Data attribute plot was drawn which revealed dominant species had significant affiliation with the environmental variables as shown by the positive values of contoured lines.
The large positive and negative shifts in the dominant species P.
At the end of cultivation, the biomass of the dominant species of Pediastrum were selected and subjected to nutritional analysis i.
The HRV-C cluster, with 56 of the 105 sequences, is the largest one of these three clusters, revealing HRV-C as the dominant species in the study population.
The traits that made domesticated swine so numerous are the same ones that have helped humans become the dominant species on Earth: cleverness, omnivorousness and adaptability.
We are the dominant species on this planet and our collective intelligence can be questioned, but if we examine the facts we see that as we advance economically family size declines.
Friday DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES SKY PREMIERE, 8PM Andy Serkis stars as Caesar, the leader of the genetically evolved apes, who are threatened by a small band of human survivors as battle ensues to be the dominant species on Earth.
Man and beast have shared the planet, but we've always appointed ourselves as the dominant species," he explains.
Dominant species included pinfish and pipefish, present through the year, and several species of sciaenids which showed seasonal peaks.
They reach a fragile peace but it proves shortlived as both sides are brought to the brink of a war to determine who will emerge as the dominant species.
The dominant species, Panthera leo, has declined by 80 per cent since the 1950s, and by half since 1980, to around 34,000.

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