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no longer active

no longer in existence

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the reduction of the intensity of radiation as a consequence of absorption and radiation

complete annihilation

a conditioning process in which the reinforcer is removed and a conditioned response becomes independent of the conditioned stimulus

the act of extinguishing

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This radical recasting of the concept of species in general and of humans in particular has now achieved the status of dogma, at least in the scientific community.
Joseph Grinnell originated the concept of ecologic niches and was the first to explore the connections between ecologic niches and geographic distributions of species (4).
Also, many coastal refuge wetland areas will likely dry up completely, leaving hundreds of species of waterfowl and other wildlife with nowhere to go but on the path to extinction.
* Natural selection plays a role in the origin of species: If two populations are separated by mountains or an ocean, for example, they eventually become so distinct that they can no longer interbreed to produce fertile offspring.
The competitive exclusionary principle--that two species with the same requirements cannot exist in the same habitat--would lead one to expect a limited number of species to have evolved over time.
Maximum number of species? Greatest stability over time?
Additionally, the program neglects to utilize quantifiable scientific data in support of listings and recovery efforts, thus allowing the listing of species that are not endangered and the creation of unsustainable recovery programs.
Understanding the abundance and distribution of species is arguably the central challenge facing modern ecologists.
Another key goal of the Foundation is protecting large habitats for communities of species and natural ecosystems.
A list of species that have been infected with HPAI H5N 1 virus can be found in online Appendix Table (available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol12no11/060223-appT.htm).
Darwin's emphasis on how populations gradually change gave the notion of species a more arbitrary quality: Species had whatever boundaries taxonomists chose.
Darwin's theory of evolution postulated in his The Origin of Species in 1859 has been a landmark of sorts and has subsequently affected the entire discipline of evolutionary biology which now encompasses a wide range of issues.
Stratospheric ozone depletion, pollution, the introduction of alien species, the overharvesting of species, and increasingly global climate change (Walther et al.
Today, a National Ballast Water Clearinghouse reports data of transfers/invasions of species through a survey meant to oversee the rate of compliance of the voluntary regulations.