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refugium

[rə′fyü·jē·əm]
(ecology)
An area which has escaped the great changes which occurred in the region as a whole, often providing conditions in which relic colonies can survive; for example, a driftless area which has escaped the effects of glaciation because it projected above the ice.
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Refugia forges powerful links between motherhood and the land, sustenance and destruction.
2008: Species persistence in northerly glacial refugia of Europe: a matter of chance or biogeographical traits?
No cryptic species were discovered through this study, although distinct geographic and genetic structuring was revealed, likely due to current geographic isolation of the sampled waterbodies, as well as the locations of historical glacial refugia. Further work should include more geographically widespread sampling throughout the U.S.
Refugia within refugia: patterns of phylogeographic concordance in the Iberian Peninsula.Phylogeography in southern European refugia: evolutionary perspectives on the origins and conservation of European biodiversity.
Recolonization of disturbed habitat patches happened rapidly following this disturbance and was facilitated by habitat refugia and morphological, behavioral, and physiological traits of the organisms (Wallace & Anderson 1996; Lytle & Poff 2004).
Most species of reptiles and frogs inhabiting Werribee-Keilor plains grasslands occupy gaps and cavities beneath surface refugia (i.e.
This clearly shows refugia planting is more important in developed countries than in Pakistan.
The scarcity of sequences covering longer chronological periods (RUIZ-ZAPATA & al., 1998) prevents the detection of older appearances which could shed light on the possible establishment of local glacial refugia. In addition, both the poor pollen production (ANDERSEN, 1970; BJUNE & al., 2013) and its limited pollen dispersal capacity (MOORE & al., 1991) hinder its appearance in fossil records (JACOBSON & BRADSHAW, 1981; CONEDERA & al., 2006).
Siltation from development projects often results in the loss of refugia for Hellbenders, as the large rocks and their openings become smothered.
"Coral reefs in parts of the western Indian Ocean, French Polynesia and the southern Great Barrier Reef, have been identified as temporary refugia from rising sea surface temperatures," said Ruben van Hooidonk, Ph.D., from the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami and NO's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory.
En la isla donde ella se refugia, hallara un secreto familiar.