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  • [Henderson's] n. 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. Examples of habitats can be as general as lakes, woodland or soil, or more specific, such as mudflats, the bark of an oak tree, chalk downland. cf. niche. see also Shelford’s law of tolerance.

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