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Indigenous (ecology)

Index Indigenous (ecology)

In biogeography, a species is defined as indigenous to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural process, with no human intervention. [1]

9 relations: Biogeography, Biome, Domestication, Ecosystem, Endemism, Evolution, Introduced species, Native plant, Species.


Biogeography is the study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time.

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A biome is a community of plants and animals that have common characteristics for the environment they exist in.

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Domestication is a sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to secure a more predictable supply of resources from that second group.

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An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.

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Endemism is the ecological state of a species being unique to a defined geographic location, such as an island, nation, country or other defined zone, or habitat type; organisms that are indigenous to a place are not endemic to it if they are also found elsewhere.

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Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Introduced species

An introduced species (alien species, exotic species, non-indigenous species, or non-native species) is a species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental.

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Native plant

Native plants are plants indigenous to a given area in geologic time.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Autochthon (nature), Indigenous (vine), Indigenous species, Indigineous, Native species, Native wildlife.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_(ecology)

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