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(2) The locality, site and particular type of local environment occipied by an organism.<ref name="Lincoln">Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). ''A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics'' (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, (England). 361pp.</ref>.
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(2) The locality, site and particular type of local environment occupied by an organism.<ref name="Lincoln">Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). ''A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics'' (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, (England). 361pp.</ref>.
 
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==Definition of a Habitat - Further information==
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==Notes==
 
1. The ''place'' where an organism ''is found'' – i.e. a wave-cut platform, as for example in the EU species and habitats Directive;
 
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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3. The ''area'' where a species ''could potentially establish'' itself, as used by ecologists.
 
3. The ''area'' where a species ''could potentially establish'' itself, as used by ecologists.
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'''Different types of habitats are listed in the article [[Marine habitats and ecosystems]].'''
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==See also==
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:[[Biotopes and classification systems]]
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:[[Functional diversity in marine ecosystems]]
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:[[Natural variability and change in coastal ecosystems]]
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:[[Conservation and restoration of coastal and estuarine habitats]]
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==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 13:29, 12 August 2019

Definition of Habitat:
(1) 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].


(2) The locality, site and particular type of local environment occupied by an organism.[2].
This is the common definition for Habitat, other definitions can be discussed in the article

Notes

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.


Different types of habitats are listed in the article Marine habitats and ecosystems.


See also

Biotopes and classification systems
Functional diversity in marine ecosystems
Natural variability and change in coastal ecosystems
Conservation and restoration of coastal and estuarine habitats


References

  1. Lawrence E. and Henderson W.D. (2005), Henderson’s dictionary of biology, Eleanor Lawrence. 748pp.
  2. Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, (England). 361pp.