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AB: Abbreviation for the province of Alberta. (Canada)

Abyssal: Ocean habitats below the depth of effective penetration of light.

Additional Topics: Additional topics related to the ecological management of the species.

Adult Food Habits: Trophic type which characterizes the food habits of the adult form of the element. Values include: carnivore, piscivore, invertivore, herbivore, granivore, frugivore, nectarivore, detritivore, scavenger, coprophagous, parasitic, nonfeeding, unknown. The trophic type should constitute 90% of the element's seasonal diet for any season of the year. Carrion is included in each of the animal-type food categories.

Adult Phenology: Phenology type (s) of the animal during its adult stage. Values include: hibernates/aestivates, circadian, diurnal, nocturnal, crepuscular.

AK: Abbreviation for the state of Alaska. (United States)
AL: Abbreviation for the state of Alabama. (United States)

Alliance : For more information see Classification of Ecological Communities.

Alpine: Barren substrate or herbaceous and low shrubby vegetation above mountain timberline.
For more information see
Classification of Ecological Communities.

Alternate Separation Procedure : Description of the procedure to be used to separate occurrences in cases when separation distances cannot be specified.

American Fisheries Society Status: Code for the status categories assigned by the American Fisheries Society Endangered Species Committee. The statuses are applied to mussels, crayfishes and freshwater fishes. The committee examines the entire range of each species or subspecies on their list and designates one of five categories: Endangered (E) (note: E* = Possibly Extinct), Threatened (T), Special Concern (SC), Undetermined (U) or Currently Stable (CS).

AR: Abbreviation for the state of Arkansas. (United States)
Area of Occupancy: A rating code for the estimated current area of occupancy, which is defined as the area within the range extent that a species or ecosystem actually occupies. For species, area is estimated by counting the number of occupied cells in a uniform grid. In most cases a grid of size 2x2 km (a cell area of 4 km2) should be used, but a smaller 1 km2 grid is appropriate for linear and some other occurrence types. For ecosystems, areas can be measured or estimated directly based on the best available information. Area of Occupancy for ecosystems is assessed based on selecting the typical spatial pattern of the type (small patch, large patch, matrix). See Spatial Scale and Pattern. For more information see NatureServe Conservation Status.

Association For more information see Classification of Ecological Communities .

Association Name The name of Associations that are members of the Ecological System..

Association Unique Identifier The unique identifier of Associations that are members of the Ecological System..

Author (Occurrence Specifications): Name of the person principally responsible for preparing this version of the occurrence specifications..

Author (Population Viability Criteria): Name of the person principally responsible for preparing this version of the population/occurrence viability criteria.

AZ: Abbreviation for the state of Arizona. (United States)
 

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