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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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Sequential use, defined as the same location used by multiple individuals at different times, was observed in 40% of golden mice refugia.
Experts believe refugia helped save species such the Wollemi Pine, whose ancestry dates back 200 million years.
Possible refugia in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska during the late Wisconsin glaciation.
In the absence of specific information on moose and WTD distributions and habitat use patterns at VNP, the relationship of the abundance of each species to vegetative conditions and the potential for moose refugia from meningeal worm infection remains unclear.
The visit to the gigantic refugia of Edom, Jordan, after the peace treaty was signed between Israel and Jordan led me to summarize my 30 years of observations in this special habitat, which is found in deserts all over the world.
Harting says that national parks and wilderness areas, especially, are vital components of the recovery zone because they provide adequate refugia for a bird that can cover 100 miles in a daytime reconnaissance.
As such, tributaries may provide better refugia from predators (i.
The probability of detection of the ground skink by avian predators is increased in the absence of refugia (Smith 1997).
Much later, 20,000 years ago, Western and Eastern Pygmies separated, concurrently with a period of climate change leading to large retreats of the equatorial rainforest into refugia.
Rock scallop populations as well as those of other benthic sessile and semisessile species have the potential of being enhanced through the use of networks of permanent and temporary harvest refugia (Quinn et al.
We believe that uncontaminated upstream tributaries served as refugia from which Thompson Cedar Cave was recolonized.