The assortment of species on earth; within and between ecosystems; and the variation in the genetic compostion of a species
A community of various organisms interacting with each other within a particular physical environment
Information that refutes or supports a claim or hypothesis; information that leads to the develpment of a claim or hypothesis
A process in which something changes gradually or by intervals over time. In biology, changes in the genetic composition of a population that eventually give rise to other diverse life forms.
A branched diagram for classifying taxa that represents a hypothesis about the history of descent of groups of taxa
A series of populations of a single species or several species descended from a common ancestor
A measure of biodiversity using the pattern of the relationships of lineages to one another over time.
The ability to meet a community's present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The plural of taxa, it is a group of (one or more) organisms, which a taxonomist adjudges to be a unit.