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Changes in an organism's physiological structure or function or habits that allow it to survive in new surroundings.
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adjustments made by animals in respect of their environments.

Adaptation: Taking actions to avoid, benefit from, or deal with current and future climate change. Adaptation can take place in advance (by planning before an impact occurs) or in response to changes that are already occurring.

the fact that the organism becomes suited to a particular environment
the description of the requirements of various species. In the early days of ecology, autecology developed as a more exact form of natural history ...

IPCC Definition "Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderate harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.

Adaptation: a genetically determined characteristic that enhances the ability of an organism to cope with its environment; any alteration or response of an organism that favors survival in a changed environment.
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Adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment.

adaptation to climate change = such as desertification
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Adaptation fund
Fund established in January 2002 (COP7, Marrakesh) to help least developed countries (LDCs) meet the cost of adaptation to climate change.

Change in an organism resulting from the action of natural selection on variation so that the organism is fitted more perfectly for existence in its environment.
adaptive_enzyme ...

adaptation : Changes in an organism's structure or habits that help it adjust to its surroundings.
additive effect : Combined effect of two or more chemicals equal to the sum of their individual effects.

Adaptation-Changes in an organism that have no irreversible disruptions in response to changing environmental conditions. (IUPAC) ...

adaptation The result of the process of long-term evolutionary adjustment of a population to environmental changes.

Apparent adaptation of an organism to changing conditions of the environment (especially chemical) associated with stresses in biochemical systems that exceed the limits of normal (homeostatic) mechanisms.

Adaptation Fund
The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable and are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

Any genetically controlled structural, physiological, or behavioral characteristic that helps an organism survive and reproduce under a given set of environmental conditions. It usually results from a beneficial mutation.

Adaptation: how living things change what they do or what they are to survive in a particular environment. In this the organism is not a passive recipient of external circumstances; the relationship is interactive. See Evolution.

Adaptation is the name of the game when you live thousands of feet below the water's surface. See how these deep-sea denizens make the most of their deep, dark home.
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Adaptation strategies accept some warming as a given and focus on preventing or reducing undesirable consequences: for example defending against rising sea levels or ensuring food security.

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Adaptation The process of adapting to the physical impacts of climate change on the environment, the economy, infrastructure and society at large.

adaptation The adjustment of an organism or population to a new or altered environment through genetic changes brought about by natural selection.

adaptation a genetic or behavioral trait or pattern that enhances a plant's or animal's ability to survive and reproduce in its environment.

[2] adaptation A physiological, morphological, or behavioral trait with an underlying genetic basis that enhances the survival and reproduction of its bearers in their environment.

At this point we should differentiate between the terms adaptation and acclimation. Some plants are better adapted to cope with a drought.

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability [pdf], the report from Working Group II of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-which took six years to compile and draws on the research of 2, ...

The 63-page guide (downloads in pdf) is clearly written in plain English, and offers comprehensive information on the science of global climate change, potential impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and policies.

Since desert conditions are so severe, the plants that live there need to have adaptations to compensate for the lack of water.

A coordinating and integrating system which functions in the adaptation of an organism to its environment; in vertebrates, the system consists of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, and ganglia.

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Specialized landscapes with warm, dry summers; cool, wet winters; many unique plant and animal adaptations; and many levels of endemism.
See megalopolis.

A building that is accessible to the disabled, without requiring special adaptation, is an example. So is a home that anticipates the way owners will use it differently as they age. Also referred to as inclusive design.

With its capacity for reporting on climate change, its consequences, and the viability of adaptation and mitigation measures, ...

When ecosystems are disturbed, the level of their functioning often changes as part of the adaptation to the disturbance.

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