depauperate


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depauperate

[dē′pȯ·pə·rət]
(biology)
Inferiority of natural development or size.
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2011, GSMFC 2012), landings data, and initial surveys of the system, oyster reefs are depauperate in the PBS relative to other GOM and eastern U.
In this study, we put forward the hypothesis that the four species within the Ceratozamia norstogii complex, despite the low genetic variability between them, probably have originated from a genetically depauperate ancestor through an allopatric speciation process, resulting from recent divergence due to genetic drift via founder effects.
We suggest this discordance could be a sensitive indicator of a population just beginning to feel the effects of isolation, even though it is not yet significantly inbred or otherwise genetically depauperate.
Nevertheless, Smith's (2009) assessment of Shelly Beach as relatively depauperate remains broadly valid.
With only 6 species, Alaska's bat fauna is the most depauperate of any state in the continental United States.
The lower part of the section corresponding to the Birstonas Formation (Jaagarahu Regional Stage) is depauperate of short-ranging conodont species, which precludes conodont-based biozonation of this interval.
Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is the most isolated island in the Pacific Ocean, so the existence there of relatively depauperate (species poor) communities with high levels of endemism is not surprising.
Although there is a section in the book's first chapter about NZ's historical problems from human introductions of invasive species, there is scant mention of the weak biotic resistance because of NZ's depauperate indigenous fauna and flora in general and, in particular, its vulnerability to salt marsh colonization by an invasive mosquito because of the absence of a native culicid occupying that habitat.
Over-browsing in Pennsylvania creates a depauperate forest dominated by an understory tree: Results from a 60-year-old deer enclosure.
Our results corroborate the observations of previous studies that indicate that lizards of the genus Enyalius tend to feed mainly on relatively large-bodied arthropods and to harbour depauperate endoparasite fauna.
The Afrotropical anthomyiid fauna appears rather depauperate, with 66 described species recorded to date (Kirk-Spriggs & Stuckenberg 2009).