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  • noun A measure of the order in an ecological system


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  • Daniel McShea (2001a, 2001b, McShea and Changizi 2003) has proposed a structural hierarchy that is based on two components, the number of levels of “nestedness” and the degree to which the highest individual in the nesting is individuated or developed.

    The Biological Notion of Individual

  • I can't wait to hug them and cook for them and somehow try to make time slow down ... glad that our empty-nestedness is a temporary one.

    Raising Five

  • Zasloff on local land use planning, and a paper by Wood on extending the public trust doctrine to protect the atmosphere-provide vivid and repeated testimony to the nestedness of our jurisdictional systems.

    Concurring Opinions


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