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  • n. Plural form of refugium.


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  • Immense clades come and go without leaving any survivors, and these few weirdos keep chugging along, sometimes in refugia (tuatara) and sometimes not (horseshoe crabs).

    Are Sumatran rhinos really ‘living fossils’?

  • Those isolated pockets of biodiversity were called refugia, "said

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  • (02 / 19 / 2008) Careful design of protected areas to safeguard key "refugia" and allow for migration can increase the resilience of Amazon biodiversity to climate change, report researchers writing in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Tuna may go the way of cod: a collapsed fishery News

  • Quintana-Murci and his team found that the split between these groups occurred around 20,000 years ago, when a period of climate change led to the Pygmy's rainforest habitat retreating into 'refugia', or small refuges of surviving rainforest, before expanding outward again. News

  • And I think we have to look at new ways of not only having national parks and reserves in place, which provide that kind of refugia, but also making that we've got the corridors and connectivity that these species will actually need to exist in a natural landscape; (a) which is evolving, but (b) which has climate change impact.

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  • This westernmost line was meant to distinguish the Napo ecoregion, to the west, from these interfluvial ecoregions as an area of Pleistocene refugia and butterfly endemism (see Napo moist forest description).

    Solimões-Japurá moist forest

  • Overall, endemism is quite high in this hotspot because of extensive speciation among several groups of plants, most notably the epiphytes, suggesting that the region was the location of plant refugia during Pleistocene glaciations.

    Biological diversity in Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena

  • This is due largely to its exceptional geological stability and intricate topography which has allowed some environments and their biota to persist for millennia as refugia from climatic change.

    Greater Blue Mountains Area, Australia

  • If the arctic host populations become fragmented due to the northward expansion of southern biogeographic elements, extinction of parasites in small host populations and/or cryptic speciation (isolation events seen in parasites, often only by using molecular methods, that are not evident in host populations) in refugia are likely to follow.

    Effects of changes in climate and UV radiation levels on structure of arctic ecosystems in the short and long term

  • The deep waters were refugia until the 1950's, when larger vessels with powered gurdys were introduced to exploit cod in deep coastal waters and European trawlers started to fish the deeper water on the banks.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Newfoundland and Labrador Seas, Northeastern Canada


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