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  • adjective Relating to a refugium


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  • These refugial populations occurred across Arctic Canada and Greenland [46], and apparently in a single refugium in northwest Europe [47].

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • This continuum highlights the significance of modern rainforest refugial mammals now confined to the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage property.

    Australian Fossil Mammal Sites, Australia

  • The escarpment supports important refugial biotopes rich in relict species and vegetation types otherwise felled or burnt by man's activities in more accessible localities.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali

  • Diversity patterns of fungivorous insects: comparison between glaciated vs. refugial boreal forests.

    Arctic boreal forest environments

  • The Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area was declared over 8,940 km2 of the region in 1988 and includes most of the remaining larger contiguous rainforest blocks and most of the recognized high altitude refugial rainforest areas where high levels of local endemism occur.

    Queensland tropical rain forests

  • High concentrations of endemic monotypic genera and primitive plant families reflect the refugial nature of many parts of the ecoregion.

    Queensland tropical rain forests

  • This refugial function may become more pronounced in the future, and may imbue the region's islands with substantial conservation significance.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Most, but by no means all of these species are associated with the rugged sandstone and higher rainfall areas of the north Kimberley, illustrating the important refugial function of this area.

    Kimberly tropical savanna

  • Although the reality of this 'Ebro Frontier' pattern has gained wide acceptance since it was first proposed by Professor Zilhão some twenty years ago, two important aspects of the model have remained the object of unresolved controversy: the exact duration of the frontier; and the causes underlying the eventual disappearance of those refugial Neanderthal populations - latest science and technology news stories

  • In order to compare the evolutionary processes leading to different responses to refugial isolation, laboratory-based female preference trials were conducted between N-RED and S-RED, and S-RED and BLUE.

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