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mi·cro·hab·i·tat

 (mī′krō-hăb′ĭ-tăt′)
n.
A very small, specialized habitat, such as a clump of grass or a space between rocks.

microhabitat

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈhæbɪtæt)
n
(Environmental Science) ecology the smallest part of the environment that supports a distinct flora and fauna, such as a fallen log in a forest

mi•cro•hab•i•tat

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˈhæb ɪˌtæt)

n.
an extremely localized, small-scale environment, as a tree stump or a dead animal.
[1930–35]
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Our objectives in this study were 1) to estimate home range sizes for Canyon and Rock wrens, 2) to assess the degree to which their home ranges overlap within and between species, and 3) to assess fine-scale resource use within rocky cliff habitats by measuring foraging microhabitat locations for each species.
Micrometeorological and microhabitat factors affecting maintenance and dissemination of tick-borne diseases in the environment.
hartwegii (Scotts Valley spineflower, Polygonaceae) is a narrow endemic plant restricted to a specialized microhabitat (exposed bedrock in California prairie) in Santa Cruz County, California.
Nest-site selection is the disproportionate use of specific habitats for nesting (Wilson, 1998); nesting females can use cues from macrohabitat and microhabitat when selecting nest-sites (Janzen and Morjan, 2001; Kolbe and Janzen, 2002).
Microhabitat use by introduced Hemidactylus turcicus (Mediterranean geckos) in north central Florida.
A population of ocean microbes is defined by genetic likeness and shared ecological activities, such as their preferred microhabitat - say, free-floating or attached to algae - or their ability to harvest a particular substance.
This study evaluated the relationship between selected microhabitat features and C.
The secondary objective was to determine significant microhabitat variables associated with location of raccoon latrines.