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a gap-loving species is a species that prefers existing in open spaces such as the gap that the road creates in the rain forest. I can't think of any organism native to rain forests that would be considered significantly gap-loving since most rain forest species rely on the trees and bushes etc... that the rain forest provides which therefore causes them to ...


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The overwhelming cause of death of small animals ( and deer) that I see is that fearsome predator , the Toyota, Ford, Chevy, etc; AKA roadkill. I am in suburban E.TX. Other than that ,Coopers Hawks are common here and take many small birds. Also barred Owls are common and they are eating something. I think it is politically incorrect to estimate how many ...


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Birds migrate for thousands of miles, carrying diseases on a time scale of months or less. With climate shifts, insects and animals shift their ranges on a time scale of hundreds of years or more. Bacterial spores like anthrax can be in a form that is easily blown around the whole Earth, ready to thrive wherever they touch down. Plant diseases travel with ...


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"Biomass is defined as live material, necromass as dead, attached material. Biomass + necromass form the "standing crop" or phytomass." (from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-68786-0_22) But even if we were only talking about biomass, there is only a loose correlation between that and photosynthetic activity - think ...


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