endemism


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endemism

[′en·də‚miz·əm]
(medicine)
The state or quality of being endemic.
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In tropical America, tree fern diversity and endemism are not randomly distributed, but aggregate into distinct regions (Tryon, 1972).
Members of this cluster have a reduced number of endemic species and confirm a widespread pattern of other insular systems in which an increase in species and endemism diversity only starts to occur above a particular threshold area (i.
Led by Anthrotect in partnership with members of the COCOMASUR landholder association, the Choco-Darien Conservation Corridor REDD+ Project engages Afro-Colombian families to improve natural resource management in the Choco, a region known for its biological diversity and endemism.
Particularly significant, is the remarkably high percentage of endemism among its shorefishes, 21.
Due to the long isolation of the island, the evolution of its fauna resulted in a high level of endemism (Paulian & Viette 2003).
dendrobatidis Area of Current knowledge Unresolved research knowledge questions Disease Multiple regions of How and from where did emergence endemism and 1 the hypervirulent lineage widely introduced emerge?
Likewise, there has been improved understanding of the distributions of plants and animals, especially endemism in island biotas where the founder effect is significant.
Given the high rate of endemism in the Ash Meadows area, it is not surprising that species may still be discovered.
These ecosystems supported a diverse range of life forms with high endemism and some unique features, such as the kakapo (a large ground-dwelling parrot) and the tuatara (a reptile with links to ancient beings).
All these areas are a hotbed of endemism for cladocerous crustaceans, as is also the case in Japan and eastern Russia," said Alonso.