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anthropogenic

[¦an·thrə·pə¦jen·ik]
(ecology)
Referring to environmental alterations resulting from the presence or activities of humans.
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* finding their own research questions and methods to dig deeper (e.g., photo documentation about traces of anthropogenic impacts on the landscape, investigating increasing threat of natural hazards to humans under CC conditions, comparing time spans of naturally and anthropogenically caused changes to the environment, etc.);
In this regard, there is a need for selection of alternatives, which would comply with the normalized water consumption regime of irrigation systems and provide a stable social and economic situation in the region and environmental sustainability in the development of anthropogenically cultivated lands (Zhang et al., 2016).
This research project was carried out to analyze the vegetation dynamic of anthropogenically disturbed ecosystem of Kirana Hills, located between district Sargodha and Chiniot in Punjab Pakistan.
Emissions and sinks operate at opposing ends of the problem of anthropogenically produced greenhouse gases, one at the front end, when carbon is released into the atmosphere and the other at the back end, when carbon is reabsorbed or recaptured and sequestered somewhere in the earth or the oceans.
inputs to water and air, environmental quality, and products containing harmful substances and materials and the use thereof." (67) States listed nitrogen and phosphorus as priority substances for "preventative measures" because of their tendency to anthropogenically cause eutrophication.
In 2006, when a pair of Ospreys was discovered breeding at Fort Wainwright in an easily viewable and accessible location along the Chena River, I took the opportunity to study the breeding biology and behavior of this species in the highly active and anthropogenically dynamic environment of a military installation.
However, it was unclear if the divergence in the current genetic structure of the populations was naturally or anthropogenically induced, with the exception of the Willapa Bay and Coos Bay population.
With the majority of its upstream portion flowing through the undeveloped Pinelands National Reserve, this watershed is considered one of the least anthropogenically disturbed estuaries in the northeastern United States (Good and Good, 1984; Kennish and O'Donnell, 2002).
In anthropogenically disturbed environments, such as the Bacanga River/ MA, average concentration of total phosphorus (438 [micro]g[g.sup.-1]; PROTAZIO et al., 2004) was higher than those detected in the Agua Preta reservoir (172 [micro]g[g.sup.-1]).
At Fort Ogilvie, a number of glacially and anthropogenically eroded surfaces are present.
(76) Arcturus, the celebrated northern star, means the "guardian of the bear." (77) While courts debate legal remedies for the loss of human habitats in polar regions, (78) the existential threat to the polar bear has spurred legal action against the vectors of anthropogenically induced climate change.