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variable > species richness

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species richness  


  • p[Henderson's] ecological diversity within a habitat due to the coexistence of many subtly different ecological niches, each occupied by a different species. This type of diversity results from competition between species that tends to reduce the variation within species as each species becomes more finely adapted to its niche. alt. niche diversification. cf. beta diversity, gamma diversity./p

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Entry terms

  • alpha diversity
  • biotic diversity
  • richness of species


  • [controlled by ] U Grandin, 2013-08-22

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  • US LTER controlled vocabulary


  • 0000-0003-0631-8231




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