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  Living Things: Habitats & Ecosystems
The energy cycle within biomes, habitats, and ecosystems determines which populations survive and which die.
Habitats must also supply water for all living things to survive.
When the habitat vanishes, and all members of the population die, then the species is considered extinct.
www.fi.edu /tfi/units/life/habitat/habitat.html   (602 words)

 Habitat (ecology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Habitat (from the Latin for "it inhabits") is the place where a particular species lives and grows.
Habitat destruction is a major factor in causing a species population to decrease, eventually leading to its being endangered, or even to its extinction.
A biome is the set of flora and fauna which live in a habitat and occupy a certain geography.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Habitat_(ecology)   (307 words)

 Conservation Ecology: Habitat Fragmentation and Native Bees: A Premature Verdict?
The contrasting responses of these two halictid bee genera to habitat fragmentation may be plausibly explained by differences in their nesting biologies, not their floral biologies, although such an assertion must be based on knowledge of the identities, nesting substrates, and habitats of the two species.
In all of these cases, changes in the habitat matrix that surrounds the fragments appear to have affected the opportunities for nesting by native bees, an outcome that was not anticipated by the researchers and is therefore now relegated to the realm of speculative interpretation.
Habitat loss at some extreme spatial scale of patch size and isolation is, of course, deleterious to both communities of invertebrate pollinators and the sexual reproduction of plants.
www.ecologyandsociety.org /vol5/iss1/art3   (4875 words)

 FSBI 2005
Freshwater fisheries ecologists have been more conscious of the key role of habitat in management and conservation of fish populations but are still faced with many fundamental ecological challenges in terms of scale issues, and the ever increasing threat of introduced species.
This section will deal with the issue of the habitat quality, its definition and its impacts on the ecology of fish including survivorship, physiological effects, the trade-off between food provision and predation risk, definition of micro-habitat quality and macro and micro-scale habitat use, requirements for mating, egg laying and larval development.
Fish as a group exhibit extraordinary adaptations to a wide range of habitats, from deep sea to transient pools, from the poles to the equator.
fp.paceprojects.f9.co.uk /FSBI2005.htm   (356 words)

 Analyzing Habitat Selection In Animals Without Well-Defined Home Ranges Ecology - Find Articles
Arthur and colleagues presented a statistical framework that allows habitat availability to change for each observation of an animal, thus making habitat-use analysis possible when the habitat changes or it is difficult to determine a home range for each individual.
In studies of habitat selection it is typically assumed that the entire study area is available to all individuals, or that all of each individual's home range is available at all times (Manly et al.
For a given position of the animal, the sum of the null probabili ties for all grid cells of a given habitat type is taken as the availability of this habitat type prior to the next observation of the animal.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2120/is_5_81/ai_62770473   (864 words)

 Classroom Earth : Programs : Habitat Ecology Learning Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Since students have a strong natural interest in habitat, exploring the biological and physical components of each habitat leads students to an investigation of human impact on the environment and broadens their environmental knowledge.
Habitat Ecology Learning Program is a collection of six modules that cover the topics of How Nature Works, Rain Forests, Grasslands, Wetlands, Deserts, and Temperate Forests.
Habitat Ecology Learning Program has been rigorously tested and has been validated by the United States Department of Education as a program of exceptional merit.
www.classroomearth.org /programs/habitat_ecology_learning.cfm   (498 words)

 Conservation Ecology: Invasion of Matrix Species in Small Habitat Patches
In this scheme, alpha diversity is the local diversity within a habitat, beta diversity is a function of the difference between habitats, and gamma diversity is the diversity over a geographical range including a number of different habitat patches, viz.
If many species are specialized for edge habitats, then small patches would have higher than expected diversity as a consequence of having a larger proportion of their area as edges.
When converting patches of different habitats to resemble the most species-rich habitat type, most of the species that will be added to the local fauna are species that were already present in the existing patches of the most species-rich habitat.
www.ecologyandsociety.org /vol3/iss1/art1   (5135 words)

 Habitat Restoration - Campus Ecology - National Wildlife Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The benefits of habitat restoration and environmentally sensitive landscaping are enormous: it can improve water quality and the health of soils, provide habitat for wildlife, protect biological diversity, foster a sense of place, and save money.
Read about actual landscaping and habitat restoration projects being done on campuses around the country.
Student research projects related to landscaping and habitat restoration, along with background information and tips for conducting campus environmental research on these topics, can be found in the Campus Ecology Research Station.
www.nwf.org /campusEcology/dspGreening.cfm?iid=7   (239 words)

 Fishery Ecology Branch Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Fishery Ecology Branch also conducts research on habitat restoration, because losses of wetlands and coral reefs in the region are a major concern.
The goal of restoration projects often is to build functional habitats for fishery species, and our research program on functional ecology of habitats has proven valuable in assessing restoration success and providing target levels for habitat restoration activities.
This program is designed to increase awareness of fisheries ecology and habitat restoration in minority communities and increase diversity among NOAA fishery biologists and ecologists.
galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov /research/fisheryecology/index.html   (333 words)

 Lamson Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Influence Of Habitat Abundance And Fragmentation On Northern Spotted Owls In Western Oregon
Habitat Area Requirements Of Breeding Forest Birds Of The Middle Atlantic States
Habitat Relationships Of Moose On The Copper River Delta In Coastal South-central Alaska
www.plymouth.edu /library/opac/subjkey/habitat   (208 words)

 Habitat Ecology Learning Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Habitat Ecology Learning Program (HELP) is an exciting interdisciplinary curriculum designed for students in the upper elementary grades.
Through this process of discovery, students learn how topics such as habitat destruction, endangered species, human population growth, and pollution are relevant to their own lives.
In parent survey responses, ninety-four percent of the responding parents observed students explaining habitat ecology concepts and applying them to new situations.
www.bronxzoo.com /bz-education/teacherinformation/bz-curricula/271152   (1055 words)

 Archived: Promising Science Program
Habitat Ecology Learning Program is recommended as a Promising science program.
The Habitat Ecology Learning Program (HELP) is a comprehensive life science program for upper elementary school students related to endangered species and their habitats.
The goal of HELP is to increase student knowledge of the science of ecology by (a) sustaining teacher use of inquiry-based instructional strategies and (b) integrating the educational richness of community zoos and other life science centers with classroom instruction.
www.ed.gov /offices/OERI/ORAD/KAD/expert_panel/help.html   (908 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : Wildlife-Habitat Relationships in Oregon and Washington: Livres en anglais: Thomas A. O'Neil,David H. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Included are color photographs of each habitat type, as well as hundreds of maps, diagrams, and other illustrations.
Intended for use by natural resource managers and planners, scientists, conservationists, educators, and other individuals with a deep interest in wildlife species and their habitats, this book is sure to be a valuable resource and standard reference for many years to come.
Tom O'Neil is director of the Northwest Habitat Institute and has worked as a wildlife ecologist and biologist for a number of organizations and agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
www.amazon.fr /Wildlife-Habitat-Relationships-in-Oregon-Washington/dp/0870714880   (462 words)

 Ecology Page
Ecology is the study of the "homes" of animals and plants.
The kind of animals and plants which can live in a habitat obviously depend upon what the habitat is like.
In an oak forest, the oak trees affect the soil by removing water and nutrients, they affect the climate inside the forest and shelter other things from extremes of temperature etc. and they are a source of food for insect, birds and squirrels.
www.purchon.com /ecology/definitions.htm   (1865 words)

The reasons for this lack of study are that the habitat of these little fellows is not the most accessable.
In the section on habitat, the use of burrows was detailed.
This reflects the habitat of rainforest in Amazonia.
www.crocodilian.com /paleosuchus/ecology.html   (2399 words)

 NPWRC :: Nesting Ecology and Nesting Habitat Requirements of Ohio's Grassland-Nesting Birds: A Literature Review
Summaries of habitat types used for breeding (nesting and brood rearing), vegetative characteristics of breeding territories and/or nest sites, area requirements, and effects of no management, mowing, grazing, and prescribed burning on habitat use, nesting density, and/or reproductive success were developed for each species.
Factors responsible for the decline of grassland bird populations are not entirely understood, but are believed to be a combination of loss and degradation of grassland habitat, reproductive failure because of high rates of nest predation and parasitism, and shifts in agricultural practices, such as earlier and more frequent cutting of hayfields.
Additional research on the preferred habitat types and vegetation composition and structure of nesting bobolinks, dickcissels, and lark sparrows is needed.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/birds/ohionest   (561 words)

 Project Information Habitat: information ecology domains - information habitat: where information lives
Project Information Habitat is an evolving design and demonstration of an online habitat for project information, with a set of approximately 200 web pages on projects that have been part of Information Habitat's history.
ECOLOGY was the successor to the INTERNET database, renamed to focus attention on its ecological properties, and incorporating minor revisions and updates to its structure, in addition to the conceptual shift associated with the change of name.
An evolution from the ECOLOGY database, Habitat Three is conceived of both as a preliminary organizing database for an anticipated Habitat III Conference to be held in 2016, and as a prototype digital habitat for the Third Millennium.
habitat.igc.org /projects/pih.htm   (2254 words)

 Ecology Group -- Projects-Salmon Habitat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The objective of this study was to estimate the quantity and location of potential spawning habitat, and secondly to determine the redd capacity of the area based on spawning habitat characteristics.
The location, quantity, and quality of potential spawning habitat was estimated by comparing physical habitat characteristics against suitability criteria for fall chinook spawning habitat compiled from reference locations in the Columbia River basin.
Salmon habitats in the Columbia and Snake rivers have changed dramatically during the past 60 years because of hydroelectric development and operation.
www.pnl.gov /ecology/Projects/salmon.htm   (836 words)

 Bookworkz:: Habitat Conservation: Managing the Physical Environment
In many habitats conservation management needs to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes.
Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers this text discusses: * how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat * explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; * uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored.
Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists and limnologists this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management.
www.bookworkz.com /education/ecology/0471984981.html   (214 words)

 Bellingham Bay Habitat
One of the fundamental elements of the Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot Project is habitat restoration and protection.
The Habitat Action Team is made up of representatives from the Department of Ecology, Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, EPA, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Action Team, Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe, with additional local participation by RE Sources.
In 1998, the Habitat Action Team developed a Habitat Restoration Documentation Report that examined historic conditions in Bellingham Bay and identified potential habitat restoration and protection opportunities.
www.ecy.wa.gov /programs/tcp/sites/blhm_bay/bb_habitat/bb_hab_Part1.htm   (197 words)

 RUMFS-Fish Habitat Ecology
Estuaries are receiving increasing pressure as people continue to utilize the coastal zone for housing, recreation, and industrial purposes.
This is particularly important for those species that are dependent on estuaries as nurseries or for feeding and reproduction.
We intend to place special emphasis on the juvenile stage, rather than the planktonic larval stages, because constructive management of juvenile nursery habitats (protection, restoration) is possible and the emerging consensus is that survival during the early juvenile stage has important implications for year class strength and subsequent abundance of the adult population.
marine.rutgers.edu /rumfs/ResearchHabitatEcology.htm   (350 words)

 Fishery Ecology Branch Current Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These reefs may provide critical habitat for several species of fishes and invertebrates due to the prey availability and predation refuge afforded by the structural complexity of the reefs.
Currently, we are sampling small patches of oyster reefs using a drop sam pler to examine use of this habitat by nekton.
Identifying and quantifying the habitat role of oyster reefs, particularly in relation to other habitat types, is critical in implementing effective management and protection measures for Essential Fish Habitat (EFH).
galveston.ssp.nmfs.gov /research/fisheryecology/currentresearch/nekton/index.html   (149 words)

 IdahoPTV's Dialogue For Kids - Ecology Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ecology- the study of how living (biotic) and nonliving (abiotic) parts of the environment interact with each other
habitat - the natural environment of a plant or animal.
population - all the organisms that constitute a specific group or occur in a specified habitat.
www.idahoptv.org /dialogue4kids/season4/ecology/glossary.html   (199 words)

 Ecological Niche
By analogy, it may be said that the habitat is the organism's "address", and the niche is its "profession", biologically speaking.
These six things are the "profession" or ecological niche of the oak tree; you can think of it as being a kind of job description.
If the oak trees were cut down or destroyed by fire or storms they would no longer be doing their job and this would have a disastrous effect on all the other organisms living in the same habitat.
www.purchon.com /ecology/niche.htm   (425 words)

 Ecology home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Marine ecology: scale-dependent regulation of subtidal kelp forests, recruitment processes in marine macroalgae (with emphasis on the role of dormant stages), impacts of large disturbances (El Niño-Southern Oscillations).
Marine invertebrate conservation ecology: relationship between habitat structure and faunal survival and abundance; effects of habitat fragmentation on fauna in marine systems; crustacean ecology; larval dispersal and recruitment; seagrass community ecology; kelp forest ecology.
Plant physiological ecology; ecosystem ecology, effects of global change and elevated carbon dioxide on native ecosystems, especially tundra and Mediterranean-type ecosystems.
www.bio.sdsu.edu /ecology/faculty.html   (319 words)

 The Environment Directory - Science:Ecology
Centre universitaire d'ecologie humaine (ECOLU) Postgraduate courses in Human Ecology, coordination and diffusion of information, research and study of the peri-urban zones and natural areas of a transboundary region, housing quality, urban pollution, health and well-being.
Conservation Ecology is an international peer-reviewed scientific journal and a publication of the Ecological Society of America.
Ecology and Conservation Research Group - Open University of the UK The Ecology Channel - The Ecology Channel covering our world and how we relate to it, provide comprehensive information, education and entertainment service on ecology and the environment.
www.webdirectory.com /Science/Ecology   (851 words)

 Habitat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Habitat for Humanity, a charity related to housing.
Habitat 67, an exhibition at the 1967 World's fair in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
A space habitat is a self-contained environment supporting a number of people in the vacuum of space in a permanent way.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Habitat   (168 words)

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