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habitat

the place where something or someone lives. In ENVIRONMENTAL LAW the focus of European Union and UK legislation affecting conduct in relation to certain habitats. The EU Habitats Directive requires the establishment of a series of high-quality Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across Europe that will make a significant contribution to conserving the habitat types and species identified in Annexes I and II of the Directive. It has been held that the Directive extends UK obligations beyond the 12-mile limit to the UK continental shelf
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subclavibranchium foram mais numerosos em microhabitat de folhas e galhos no leito do corrego e plantas marginais.
En un mismo lugar, es posible encontrar, una variedad de microhabitat cercanos, uno del otro, habitado por especies diferentes.
Las formas inmaduras ocupan diferentes microhabitats y desempenan un papel trofico fundamental en los ecosistemas acuaticos como fragmentadores y depredadores de otros grupos y participan en el reciclaje de nutrientes y como alimento de otros organismos [37, 43, 49].
Distribution of microhabitat types for solitary and aggregated Sabine's Gull nests in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta nest plots, western Alaska, 1986-2013; proportions given in parentheses.
Desiccation tolerance of Eurypanopeus depressus (Smith) (Decapoda: Xanthidae) and the exploitation of microhabitat.
Therefore, it may be that during this period the differential use of microhabitat for reproduction could be favorable for coexistence of these anuran species.
Differences in shark abundance between sites could be driven by microhabitat diversity, prey availability, and/or available habitat space and size between the sites.
To uncover the effects of provisioning man-made food on cub's learned microhabitat selection, we first calculated ratios of variables (variables in microhabitat plots of cub divided by those of its mother) and then compared them between the two pre-release feeding conditions (provisioned food versus natural foraging conditions) through independent samples t-tests (normally distributed) or Mann-Whitney U test (not normally distributed).
Secondly, we also aimed to investigate if the pygmy grasshoppers preferred specific microhabitat conditions.
They were 0-2 cm (L1), 2-4 cm (L2) and 4-6 cm (L3) of five microhabitats including (i) Lee-ward side of sand dune (S1), (ii) Wind-ward side of sand dune (S2), (iii) Clayey area covered with sand (S3), (iv) Interdunal sandy area (S4) and (v) shifting sand dune (S5).
En el presente trabajo, ademas de describir la riqueza y composicion del ensamblaje de anuros que habitan en tres tipos de habitat asociados a un fragmento de bosque seco en el Magdalena medio del departamento de Caldas, se evaluo la relacion de las diferentes especies de anuros con las caracteristicas ambientales (bioticas y abioticas) y el uso de microhabitat, considerando una escala geografica local.