Center of Endemism:
Geographic region with numerous locally endemic species.
The pattern of distribution and abundance of populations, species,
and habitats under conditions where humanity's influence on the
ecosystem is no greater than that of any other biotic factor.
In taxonomy, a category3 just beneath the phylum and above the
order; a group of related, similar orders.
The end of a successional sequence; a community that has reached
stability under a particular set of environmental conditions.
Change in population characteristics over a geographical area,
usually related to a corresponding environmental change.
A population of individuals all derived asexually from the same
The sharing of authority, responsibility, and benefits between
government and local communities in the management of natural
Common Property Resource Management:
The management of a specific resource (such as a forest or pasture)
by a well-defined group of resource users with the authority to
regulate its use by members and outsiders.