terrestrial environment


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terrestrial environment

[tə′res·trē·əl in′vī·rən·mənt]
(geography)
The earth's land area, including its human-made and natural surface and subsurface features, and its interfaces and interactions with the atmosphere and the oceans.
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Movement studies have revealed that western pond turtles in intermittent streams will move into remnant pools as the stream contracts and fragments, and many will later move to the upland terrestrial environment to estivate (Bondi and Marks, 2013).
Sheikh Saif bin Himiar al Malik al-Shihi Governor of A'Dhahirah opened an art and picture gallery held on the sidelines of the celebration included several photos of the wildlife of the marine and terrestrial environment and many works of art inspired by the raw materials available in our daily lives and how to exploit and protect our environment from risks.
mucosus makes slight modifications to its efficient swimming locomotion mechanics, principally by increasing movement of the tail, to move effectively over the terrestrial environment.
Walter-Anthony indicates that, according to the data from this study, geologic methane seeps in Alaska's terrestrial environment may contribute about 250,000 metric tons to the atmosphere each year.
An active participant in field trips, he proved himself to be an excellent photographer of a wide range of fauna and flora, contributing numerous pictures to Jebel Hafit--A Natural History, The Emirates--A Natural History and Terrestrial Environment of Abu Dhabi Emirate.
catesbeiana), which results in larger size at metamorphosis, thus reducing risks of predation and desiccation in the terrestrial environment (Werner, 1986).
Long distance movement is not restricted to the terrestrial environment in this family, and aquatic movement has received little attention.
Since the fragments stayed frozen and were barely exposed to the terrestrial environment before they were collected, the pieces are chockfull of volatile (easily vaporized) compounds that date back to ancient times.
They're part of this--a direct link down to a terminal on the ground that feeds you into the terrestrial environment.
Any person who has died on land and remained in a terrestrial environment during the onset of rigor mortis will display a different posture.
As for the terrestrial environment, mono-cropped genetically modified soy crops do present environmental concerns.

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