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An area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.

[bio- + Greek topos, place.]


(Environmental Science) ecology a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
[C20: from bio- + Greek topos place]


(ˈbaɪ əˌtoʊp)

a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components.
[1925–30; < German Biotop=bio- bio- + Greek tópos place]


[ˈbaɪəˌtəʊp] Nbiotopo m


nBiotop nt
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Timiryazev, vice-president of the Russian Bird Conservation Union, the territory of the university, which includes such uncharacteristic for Moscow biotopes as high-aged coniferous forests and arable land, is attractive for 14 species of birds listed in the Red Book.
This method of logging and replacing is not a problem in commercial forests but in national parks, natural biotopes cannot be renewed in this way.
III category - objects of protection of biotopes and species.
These original biotopes are slowly regaining attention today as they are producers of ecosystem services that may bring considerable benefits to people.
The study zone was selected because it has representative characteristics of most used biotopes by the species under study in Cuba.
variegatus are associated with seagrass beds; whereas the other three generally inhabit hardground biotopes (Hendler, Miller, Pawson, & Kier, 1995).
The suitability of two forest biotopes (oak and hornbeam-beech forests) for occupation by D.
They rather exist either in mountain biotopes or on the flat part of the region.
Cree en 2002, le centre a pour mission l'evaluation quantitative et qualitative biologique des biotopes, paysages et territoires et la mise en evidence de l'erosion genetique.
Natural biotopes in military training areas are exposed to many threats.
Today, designers even of small street or flowerbed biotopes ought to use "global" plant material from the same nurseries and similar hard material, which have resulted in creating similar urban habitats globally (Ignatieva, Stewart 2009) (Fig.