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adaptability

adaptability  

A measure of the extent to which a species or ecosystem is able to adjust to environmental change (such as global warming). Such adaptation can be planned or unplanned, and it can be carried out in ...
ecological species concept

ecological species concept  

A definition of species as a set of organisms that is adapted to a particular set of resources (niche) in the environment, which explains differences in form and behaviour between species as ...
genotypic adaptation

genotypic adaptation  

A form of biological adaptation that is genetically determined, occurs by natural selection (because those individuals which have favourable genetically acquired traits tend to breed more ...
monsoon forest

monsoon forest  

A tropical forest found in monsoonal regions. Trees are semi-deciduous or evergreen, in order to withstand drought. Monsoon forest is more open, and has more undergrowth, than tropical rain forest. ...
neoendemic

neoendemic  

The formation of a new species that has evolved relatively recently and is locally distributed, as a result of divergent adaptation of existing species to differing environmental conditions.
phenotypic adaptation

phenotypic adaptation  

A non‐genetic form of biological adaptation in organisms, which occurs through behavioural changes in individuals.

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