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Unit 2 Vocab BioGeo
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A characteristic that improves an individual's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
An evolutionary pattern in which many species evolve from a single ancestral species
From one place, but the moved to another place because the first place was lost/became inhabitable
Species that are from here
Native to the place it is found
something that blocks the way
the variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.
Center of Origin
location where a species or other taxon first evolved.
joining of parts
A species with a broad distribution
related but separate geographically
the movement of organisms from one place to another
The arrangement of something across Earth's surface.
making something more diverse and therefore increasing genetic variation
species that are native to and found only within a limited area
Change in a kind of organism over time; process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient organisms.
A term that typically describes a species that no longer has any known living individuals.
A branch of ecology that focuses on the origins of wildland fire and its relationship to the environment more hospitable for their regeneration and growth
a process by which glaciers form and spread
The study of rates of colonization and extinction of species on islands or other isolated areas based on size, shape, and distance from other inhabited regions
continuance in a course of action despite difficulties
the use of evolutionary trees in answering questions about the geographic distribution of organisms
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
Collection of species that add to an areas identity
distribution of a species is the geographical area or habitat where the species live.
the development of skills in a specific kind of work
the formation of new and distinct species in the course of evolution.
A group of similar organisms that can breed and produce fertile offspring.
group or level of organization into which organisms are classified
Theory of Evolution
states that organisms change and develop over time to adapt an increase rate of survival
Any difference between individuals of the same species.
the physical splitting of a habitat
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