Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Ecology

resource

Any element of the environment that, by controlling it, an animal can increase its fitness. This includes both biological and physical components, such as place of refuge, food, or mate. If the resource is in short supply and critical, it becomes a limiting resource

Literatur

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)

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