dominant species


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dominant species

[′däm·ə·nənt ′spē‚shēz]
(ecology)
A species of plant or animal that is particularly abundant or controls a major portion of the energy flow in a community.
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Station B1 also exhibited four dominant and four frequent species during SF; however, a change was observed in the presence of new dominant species: A.
Waggler or short pole is accounting for "fish a chuck" in some cases, with roach and rudd being the dominant species in double figure nets.
Leaf nutrient resorption and nutrient use efficiency: To evaluate the leaf nutrient-resorption process, mature green leaves were collected from 10 individuals representing each dominant species (Table 1).
Sonneratia alba, or perepat or mangrove apple, the most adapted mangrove species on the island based on its distribution in the mangrove forest, is the dominant species on the island.
The dendrogram formulates species into groups and communities on the basis of species close association and also prominently show up the dominant species. Hence, dendrogram was used to classify the vegetation in groups and sub groups.
These trees love the sun and quickly become the dominant species. Soon, trees that thrive in the shade--the large, deciduous trees that will be the dominant species in the mature forest--begin to grow in their understory.
The speakers of the first day pledged they were the dominant species on earth doesn't mean that "we can do whatever we want without suffering consequences." They said that not only do "we have to protect endangered species we also have to protect species essential to the continuation of Earth's life.
The dominant species growing on the timberlands is loblolly pine, which is "a faster-growing species than the Douglas fir we traditionally have worked with," Taylor said.
Generalized Additive Model: Specie response curve is a graphical representation and describes the relationship between a particular species with the environmental gradients that effect on its growth variations.In zone-I the most dominant species Ephedra intermedia showed the highest response towards the soil having organic matter in percentage of 1.3 to 1.4 %.
Their demise paved the way for mammals - and humans - to become the dominant species. The week's schedules made you wonder if that was a good thing.
It is set in a post-apocalyptic world that is inhabited by mechanized creatures for mankind is no longer the dominant species. Aloy's adventures involve unraveling ancient mysteries and finding artifacts and technologies that will help seal the fate of the planet.
Peak density refers to the highest yearly density measured and typically occurs shortly after the majority of numerically dominant species hatch, given high rates of early mortality.

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