Resource

Science / Marine Biology / Resource: A commodity that is required by an organism and is potentially in short supply

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

Technology / Computers / Uniform Resource Locator (URL): The naming scheme used to identify sites and files on the Internet. URLs combine information about the protocol in use (http, ftp, etc), the address of the site, the subdirectory location, and the fil MORE

Resource Partitioning

Science / Biology / Resource Partitioning: The division of resources such that a few dominant species exploit most of the available resources while other species divide the remainder; helps explain why a few species are abundant in a community MORE

Renewable Resource

Science / Marine Biology / Renewable Resource: A resource that can be replenished through natural processes within a human life span, if it is soundly managed. Compare nonrenewable resource. MORE

Nonrenewable Resource

Science / Marine Biology / Nonrenewable Resource: A resource that is in limited supply and can't be replenished by natural processes, at least not for thousands of years or more. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable resources. Compare renewable resource. MORE

Nonrenewable Resources

Business / Agriculture / Nonrenewable Resources: Nonrenewable resources, in contrast to renewable resources, do not naturally replenish themselves within time limits that permit sustained yield (i.e., minerals and hydrocarbons, such as phosphate roc MORE

National Resources Inventory (NRI)

Business / Agriculture / National Resources Inventory (NRI): A periodic survey of status and changing conditions of the soil, water, and related resources on private land conducted by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The survey is conducted ever MORE

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