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ecotone

[′ek·ə‚tōn]
(ecology)
A zone of intergradation between ecological communities.
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A elevada riqueza e a caracteristica ecotonal do fragmento estudado decorrem da sobreposicao das floras dos dominios Cerrado e Mata Atlantica, com influencia do chaco umido ocorrente no Pantanal.
To the east, the CPD has an ecotonal belt with the AFPD, regionally known as agreste (Fig.
The ecotonal nest placement and ophiophagous diet are in agreement with previous reports (Harrison and Kiff 1977; Valdez and Osborn 2004; Seminario et al.
Ecotonal changes in soil types typically are not as apparent as changes in vegetation.
Dissertacao (Mestrado em Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente), Tropico Ecotonal do Nordeste, Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, 2011.
The area of highest bird species richness was the ecotonal transition between these two vegetation communities, which occurred within a span of only a few hundred meters.
The locations of the communities represent an ecotonal subsistence strategy, balancing access to the sea and mangal with community ownership of upland fields fit for subsistence farming.
Ecological structure of psammic rotifers in the ecotonal zone of Lake Piaseczno (eastern Poland).
Biorefuge entities chosen for study on Sawtooth National Forest lands display persisting ecotonal transition conditions between temperate Ecoregion expressions (after Bailey, 1998).
Para identificacao botanica desses acessos, foram preparadas exsicatas, com dois exemplares floridos (ramos ferteis) de cada acesso, para posterior incorporacao no Herbario Graziela Barroso (TEPB), localizado no Nucleo de Referencia em Ciencias Ambientais do Tropico Ecotonal do Nordeste (TROPEN) da UFPI.
All of the localities are located on the elevated floor of the piedmont of the subtropical mountainous rainforest, which consists of ecotonal areas with the Chaco xerophytic forest (Cabrera 1976; Brown & Grau 1995).