edge effect

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edge effect

[′ej i‚fekt]
(ecology)
The influence of adjacent plant communities on the number of animal species present in the direct vicinity.
(electricity)
An outward-curving distortion of lines of force near the edges of two parallel metal plates that form a capacitor.
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Hence, we expected to find higher DCP densities in marsh creek or estuarine edge habitats.
since nest predation from corvids tends to increase at edge habitats (Hannon and Cotterill, 1998), it would be reasonable to expect an increase in warbler nest predation by scrub-jays.
Decapod crustaceans accounted for 83% of the total catch across all habitats, with 84% found within the marsh edge habitat.
That epiphany "nod" about edge habitat gave me new eyes for the dispossessed people in our city neighbourhood.
preferentially use edge habitat (Weatherhead and Charland 1985, Durner and Gates 1993, Blouin-Demers and Weatherhead 2002).
One of the multitude of wildlife habitat projects conducted by the Game Commission, border-edge cutting is the first step in creating early successional edge habitat.
Edge habitat was a zone of vegetation between two distinct habitats such as brushland and grassland.
Edge habitat is ideal for spotting game and for keeping tabs on your quarry during the stalk.
The highest bird abundance (30/plot) found was in the forest/forest edge pond habitat and the lowest abundance (22/plot) was found in the forest/forest edge habitat category for the 15-minute count duration.
Half of the populations lived in the dense tropical rain forest, while the other half came from the extensive and patchy edge habitat that separates the forest from the savanna.
In the past 10 years we have developed the PPG Aquarium into a world-class marine environment, reached a benchmark of 1 million visitors, built the state-of-the-art Water's Edge habitat and now are one of the top 10 zoos in the country.
Early in the breeding season, the risk of parasitism was lower in nests that were farther from edges; however, late in the breeding season, nests farther from edge habitat had a higher risk of parasitism (Fig.