microhabitat


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microhabitat

[¦mī·krō′hab·ə‚tat]
(ecology)
A small, specialized, and effectively isolated location.
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2004), citam que a laje de cimento do vertedouro, e microhabitat ideal a procriacao de simulideos por produzir alto teor de oxigenio dissolvido na agua, bem como a vegetacao aquatica nas margens do riacho ou parcialmente submersa.
La literatura actual no reporta la especificidad y heterogeneidad de los diferentes microhabitat que se generan por una diversidad de especies y la distribucion de los mismos sobre los ecosistemas humedos.
Las ninfas colonizan diferentes microhabitats del sistema acuatico y viven en aguas limpias y bien oxigenadas, aunque algunas especies pueden tolerar cierto grado de contaminacion organica, razon por la cual los efemeropteros hacen parte de uno de los grupos de la entomofauna acuatica de mayor utilizacion en evaluaciones ambientales sobre la calidad del agua y el habitat [41, 54].
To examine the relationship between microhabitat use and population size, we used linear regression analysis to test for: (1) a trend in the proportion of nests on islands between 1986 and 2013, which was a period of significant growth for the YKB Sabine's Gull population (Fischer and Stehn 2013); and (2) a correlation between the proportion of nests on islands and total nest population size in each year of the study.
The aim was to identify microhabitat factors (such as water channels, shade status, vegetation height, human activity and presence of litter) affecting dengue vector proliferation.
In this study, our main goals were to: 1) describe the structure of an assemblage of 15 species of anurans with indirect development in four temporary streams during their reproductive season; 2) evaluate the relationship between climatic variables (temperature, precipitation and humidity) and anuran occupancy and reproductive activity in those four streams; and finally, 3) determine the temporal and spatial occupancy, abundance, and diversity as well as microhabitat use by species during reproductive activities.
In turn, a number of environmental parameters that are influenced by restoration designs, including available subtidal habitat, tidal flow, vegetation cover, microhabitat (used here as a small scale environmental feature, such as an eelgrass bed or mudflat, within the larger estuary habitat) diversity, and average depth, vary greatly among sites, and can impact ecological function (Zedler 1996; Nicolas et al.
The weakest association was exhibited by microhabitat S5 (Shifting sand dune) and soil layer L3 (4-6 cm) having the minimum species in soil seed bank with lowest number of seeds.