ecotone

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ecotone

[′ek·ə‚tōn]
(ecology)
A zone of intergradation between ecological communities.
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Black Solitary Eagles may require mountainous terrain and ecotones to optimize flight and foraging habitats.
Thus, diffuse ecotones would have linear or gradual changes in diversity and species turnover.
In the in situ model, populations diverge across ecotones, with the steepest gradient in habitat between populations at the terminus of the ring that act as biological species.
Implications of precipitation redistribution for shifts in temperate savanna ecotones.
Prey use by web-building spiders: stable isotope analyses of trophic flow at a forest-stream ecotone.
In order to improve the water quality of the reservoir, ecotones will be constructed using vegetation derived from the surrounding habitats in the region.
We evaluated the product of percent of forest and agricultural areas as an indicator of the forest/agriculture ecotone.
More often than not, ecotones become areas of tension, the rich building higher and higher walls to keep the squatters out of sight, and out of mind.
Once in the estuary, bay, lagoon or bayou, there are more subtle but equally important edge effects around ecotones.
ricinus varied not only between host species, but also between sampling sites and was highest in ecotones (Kintai and Kaunas Botanical Garden Park) where adult ticks and other I.
These include 1) development of new ecotones related to expansion of southern animal species, such as deer, red fox, and domestic livestock; 2) altered routes and timing of migration for wild birds and caribou herds; 3) habitat alteration and fragmentation due to resource extraction and development; and 4) historical and ongoing translocation of hosts and pathogens (e.
Within a few hundred yards it's possible to see hardy alpine mosses, lichens and heathers, nitrogen-fixing shrubland and heather, and grasslands, with sharp ecotones between each.