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elevation

An orthographic (flattened;nonperspective) drawing of the various faces of a building, component, or improvement, showing examples of relevant details and something to indicate scale.One may have elevations of each side of a building,usually with a person standing nearby to illustrate scale; elevations of cabinets in kitchens or offices; or elevations of a storm sewer system showing a representation of the incline.

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The explanations commonly offered for elevational patterns in species richness can be grouped into four categories: climatic hypotheses based on current abiotic conditions, spatial hypotheses of area and spatial constraint, historical hypothesis invoking processes occurring across evolutionary timescales, and biotic hypotheses such as community overlap (juxtaposition), source-sink dynamics and habitat heterogeneity (Brown, 2001; Lomolino, 2001; Grytnes and McCain, 2007).
This region is ideal for studying the plasticity of leaf structure and function because of its larger elevational gradients (average height >4000 m) and environmental variations.
The impact of sterile populations on the perception of elevational richness patterns in ferns.
Temperature changes alone may alter elevation ranges of some bird species, as the boundaries of many bird ranges are correlated with climatic factors (Bohning-Gaese and Lemoine 2004), particularly at the upper latitudinal and elevational boundaries where cold temperatures may impose physiological constraints (Root 1988; Root and Schneider 1993; Newton 2003).
For me, this elevational treatment sums up what I've become used to from them regarding the visual relief of the town, a total blank.
Continuing the auction's artistic theme, other featured lots include Elevational Weights (Vertical 2010), a paint stick by American minimalist sculptor Richard Serra, as well as original works by Cai Guo Qiang (Horse in Doha), Matthew Day Jackson (Cult of Death) and Yousaf Ahmad (Teach Your Son).
Modern interest has focused on distributions along latitudinal and elevational gradients and the processes that control these patterns (Colwell et al.
et al (2010) Net primary productivity allocation and cycling of carbon along a tropical forest elevational transect in the Peruvian Andes.
elevational and latitudinal) on species assemblages remain a central theme of biogeography (Willig et al.
1987) provided evidence that predictions might be improved by relating equations across similar elevational zones, while Cattet (1990) suggested that an increase in the number of variables representative of size and BM would better describe the relationship between morphological measurements and BM.