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refugium

[rə′fyü·jē·əm]
(ecology)
An area which has escaped the great changes which occurred in the region as a whole, often providing conditions in which relic colonies can survive; for example, a driftless area which has escaped the effects of glaciation because it projected above the ice.
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No cryptic species were discovered through this study, although distinct geographic and genetic structuring was revealed, likely due to current geographic isolation of the sampled waterbodies, as well as the locations of historical glacial refugia.
2008: Species persistence in northerly glacial refugia of Europe: a matter of chance or biogeographical traits?
Recolonization of disturbed habitat patches happened rapidly following this disturbance and was facilitated by habitat refugia and morphological, behavioral, and physiological traits of the organisms (Wallace & Anderson 1996; Lytle & Poff 2004).
That this species rarely burrows in basalt plains grasslands may be attributed to the difficulties of burrowing in clay soil and/or the abundance of alternative refugia.
1998) prevents the detection of older appearances which could shed light on the possible establishment of local glacial refugia.
Other phylogeographic studies of amphibians in the PNW using mtDNA show varying degrees of similarity in their genetic signatures, particularly with regard to major rivers and Pleistocene refugia.
Australian marine refugia research offers an opportunity to make Pacific regional maritime security co-operation more effective, writes NICHOLAS FLOYD, a visiting scholar of the Lowy Institute 2009-10.
Anthelmintic resistance of nematode parasites of small ruminants in eastern Ethiopia: Exploitation of refugia to restore anthelmintic efficacy.
From a scientific standpoint, these marine protected areas and sanctuaries contain valuable elements of gene pools, and create reproductive refugia for fish populations.
Esta idea origino sus poemas El gaucho Martin Fierro (1872) y La vuelta de Martin Fierro (1879), cuyo protagonista es un gaucho que se refugia en la pampa para escapar de la justicia.