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12.33: Habitat Destruction

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bog

Wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material, often mosses; one of the four main types of wetlands.

desertification

Process by which fertile land is depleted of top soil and becomes a desert.

extinction

Complete disappearance of a species.

habitat

Natural home or environment of an organism; the physical environment in which a species lives.

invasive species

Exotic, introduced species that out-competes the native species.

non-native species

Exotic species introduced into a new habitat.

slash-and-burn agriculture

Clearing of land for agriculture by cutting down and burning forests.

wetland

Land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, with the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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Nov 29, 2012
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