endemism endemism


  • (n) nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)



  • Serpentine ecosystems shed light on the nature of plant adaptation and speciation

    ( American Journal of Botany ) Plants living in unusual soils, such as those that are extremely low in essential nutrients, provide insight into the mechanisms of adaptation, natural selection, and endemism. A seminal 1951 paper on serpentine plant endemism has served as a solid foundation for future research on the link between natural selection and speciation. A recent article focuses on how ...
    on March 10, 2014     Source: EurekAlert!

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  1. "Worldwide, we rank fifth in the number of plant species. We also rank fourth in bird endemism, which means that these birds are found only in the Philippines ," Environment Secretary Lito Atienza said.
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Lito Atienza Source: Philippine Star

  2. "The Pondoland centre of biological diversity and endemism is of such importance that it was recently added to the list of 26 global floristic hotspots. We have seen, in some areas, serious degradation over the past few years as a result of...
    on Sep 1, 2005 By: Marthinus van Schalkwyk Source: Dispatch Online

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