Physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
Relating to, or resulting from, the influence of human beings on nature (chiefly in relation to climate or environmental pollution).
The measurement of the water depth of an ocean or other large body of water.
Anything associated with or occurring on the bottom of a body of water.
The flora and fauna found on the bottom, or in the bottom sediments, of a sea or lake.
Created or brought about by living organisms.
The study of the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time.
The plant and animal life of a region.
Relating to, or resulting from, living organisms.
The study of the origin and evolution of topographic and bathymetric features created by physical, chemical or biological processes operating at or near Earth’s surface
The science of quantifying the shape and texture of the Earth’s surface, without inferences about the underlying geological processes (see Geomorphology).
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
National Benthic Habitat Layer.
Substratum (plural Substrata)
The surface on which (or in which) an organism lives.