biota biota

Definition(s):

  • (n) all the plant and animal life of a particular region

Usage(s):

  • Robert Hershler, a taxonomist at the Smithsonian Institution, has combed through the biota of hundreds of springs in the Great Basin region, including Snake Valley, and has .

News

  • Oregon State Parks considers land sale to Bandon golf course developer

    Under the proposal, 280 acres of property closest to U.S. 101 would be traded to Bandon Biota, a corporation owned by golf course developer Mike Keiser. Bandon Biota intends to develop a 27-hole walking-only golf course on the property. I
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. The conservationist Aldo Leopold described the danger of our hubris: "If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is...
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Aldo Leopold Source: UNM Daily Lobo (registration)

  2. "I certainly believe that Australians should be patriotic about our special landscape and its biota, its plants and its animals and that what is happening in Tasmania and to some extent in the forests of Gippsland is appalling," said Mr Wooley....
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Charles Wooley Source: ABC Online

  3. As leading evolutionary biologist, the late Ernst Mayr, wrote in 2001, "When we look at the living biota, whether at the level of the higher taxa or even at that of the species, discontinuities are overwhelmingly frequent. . . . The discontinuities...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Ernst Mayr Source: Discovery Institute (blog)

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