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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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Four of the systems (East Sandia Springs, Independence Creek, Big Bend National Park Refugium Pond, and Clear Creek) did not contain red-rim melania snails in 1999 and still remain negative for this species.
In this latter case, patterns of genetic variation will be hardly distinguishable from those expected for species that immigrated from a single refugium.
Under low rainfall conditions, the nest acted as a drought refugium for sideoats grama, while granivory reduced the density of Texas wintergrass.
1) Et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium, Latin for: One's home is the safest refuge for all.
The following models are affected by this recall: Ardica Enabled Mountain Hardwear Radiance Jackets, Refugium Jackets and Sitka Dutch Oven Vests.
This new evidence therefore puts at five millennia the duration of the Iberian Neanderthal refugium, and counters speculations that Neanderthal populations could have remained in the Gibraltar area until 28,000 years ago.
Topics to be covered include: dry and summer rainy season survey and monitoring workshops; a captive maintenance and propagation workshop, which will include the construction of a small-scale headstarting facility and refugium pond for imperiled amphibians; and training to provide educators with the knowledge and tools to teach children.
Further, during the Sartan Ice Age there was a forest refugium in the middle reach of the Anadyr (Kozhevnikov and Zheleznov-Chokotskij 1995) where a moose population most closely related to Alaskan moose might have existed.
Refugium Botanicum was published by William Wilson Saunders, botanist and horticulturist.
Patterns in the Great Lakes suggest contributions from at least two primary glacial refugium groups.
We discussed the various interpretations put forward for a site that had given its name to the later Iron Age in Europe: bridges, toll, battle, fort, refugium, accident, votive deposit, sanctuary.
Carr noted that for centuries, monasteries were known as refugium peccatorum--a place of refuge for sinners, where people often came to live among the monastic community in repentance and penance for sinful deeds.