Difference between revisions of "Habitat"

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|definition= 1. The ''place'' where an organism ''is found'' – i.e. a wave-cut platform, as for example in the EU species and habitats Directive;
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2. The ''area'' where a species ''is found'', as used by biogeographers; or
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3. The ''area'' where a species ''could potentially establish'' itself, as used by ecologists.}}

Revision as of 11:41, 26 October 2007

Definition of Habitat:
The environment within which an organism is normally found. A habitat is characterized by the physical characteristics of the environment and/or the dominant vegetation or other stable biotic characteristics.[1].
This is the common definition for Habitat, other definitions can be discussed in the article

References

  1. Lawrence E. and Henderson W. D. (2005), Henderson’s dictionary of biology, Eleanor Lawrence. 748 p.


Definition of Habitat:
1. The place where an organism is found – i.e. a wave-cut platform, as for example in the EU species and habitats Directive;

2. The area where a species is found, as used by biogeographers; or

3. The area where a species could potentially establish itself, as used by ecologists.
This is the common definition for Habitat, other definitions can be discussed in the article