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By Peter Collin

This absolutely revised variation of the bestselling Dictionary of setting and Ecology now comprises over 9,000 phrases from all components of ecology and the environmental sciences. subject lined diversity from soil technology, climatology, agriculture (including GM and natural foods), NGOs, pollutants, waste administration, environmental safety and endangered species.
The Dictionary is perfect for any scholar of ecology or the environmental sciences, and a pragmatic reference for environmental execs, activists and lovers. each one access contains instance sentences, including phonetic pronunciation, grammar notes and components of speech, and encyclopedic reviews extend upon the extra complicated phrases.

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In semiarid regions, natural land covered with bushes and small trees bush-fallow noun a form of subsistence agriculture in which land is cultivated for a few years until its natural fertility is exhausted, then allowed to rest for a long period during which the natural vegetation regrows, after which the land is cleared and cultivated again business park noun an area of land with buildings specially designed and constructed for business premises, light industries or science butane noun a gas produced during petroleum distillation, used domestically for heating and sold in special containers as bottled gas.

BSE noun a fatal brain disease of cattle. Also called mad cow disease. Full form brucellosis brushwood bryophyte BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy BTO abbr British Trust for Ornithology BTO building permit bud noun a young shoot on a plant, which bud may later become a leaf or flower budding noun a way of propagating plants in which a bud from one plant is grafted onto another plant buffalo noun 1. a common domestic animal in tropical countries, used for milk and also as a draught animal 2. US same as bibudding buffalo son buffer noun a solution in which the pH is not changed by adding acid or alkali í verb to prevent a solution from becoming acid or alkaline ć If a lake is well buffered, it will not have a low pH factor, even if acid rain falls into it.

Diluted sewage should not absorb more than 20 ppm of dissolved oxygen. g. a chemical whose occurrence shows the presence of a disease biomass noun 1. the sum of all living organisms in a given area or at a given trophic level, usually expressed in terms of living or dry mass 2. ) biomass boiler noun a device that burns biomass boiler biomass as a fuel to heat water biomass energy noun the energy produced by burning renewable materials such as wood or waste biomaterial noun a biodegradable material of plant origin biome noun a large ecological region characterised by its vegetation and climate and the organisms adapted to live in it biomass energy biomaterial biome biometrical adjective referring to biometrics biometrics noun the use of statistical techniques on biological data (NOTE: takes a singular verb) biomonitoring noun the measurement and tracking of a chemical substance in an organism or in biological material such as blood or urine, in order to monitor exposure to pollution, chemicals or other hazards bion noun a single living organism in an ecosystem biopesticide noun a pesticide produced from biological sources such as plant toxins that occur naturally.

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