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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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To examine microhabitat use by each species we assigned each of the burst sampling locations from 2012 in which a focal bird was foraging (n = 2,700 locations) into one of six categories: (1) boulder: upon or under large rocks [greater than or equal to] 0.
Despite the presence of these habitats, the distribution of this species depends on environmental conditions at the scale of microhabitats and the presence of hosts, Atelerix algirus, if any.
hartwegii is a narrow endemic plant restricted to the specialized microhabitat of exposed bedrock in California prairie (as defined by Holstein 2011, equates to California annual grassland of Sawyer et al.
Our goal in this study was to determine which variables characterizing microhabitat are important to nest-site selection within this reintroduced population of M.
Selection of microhabitat by the introduced Mediterranean gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus: influence of ambient light and distance to refuge.
However, there is little discussion on the microhabitat features within Texas waterways that potentially provide the most favorable conditions for continued expansion of C.
Microhabitat variables were measured at each latrine site and included: number of downed trees (coarse woody debris) in a 5-m radius surrounding the latrine, substrate (bare stone, log, or soil), and distance to nearest tree > 30 cm diameter at breast height (DBH).
Each location has its cast of characters interacting with tides, rainfall, seasonal changes, microhabitat, fish and invertebrate recruitment patterns.
Differences in phytotelm conditions between populations suggest that sampling regimes in sites with multiple populations or one very large population should account for microhabitat variations.