Vocabulary Q-R

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Recolonization
Recovery of a species through natural movement into an area, not influenced by human intervention.

Recovery
The act or process of restoring threatened or endangered species to a non-threatened or non-endangered status.

Reintroduction
The release of a species into an area that was part of their probable historic geographic range, but from which they have declined or disappeared, for the purpose of establishing a new wild population.

Resource dispersion hypothesis; This theory holds that food quantity and distribution is the primary cause and determinant of group size (D. W. Macdonald 1983; von Schantz 1984).