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ecotone

[′ek·ə‚tōn]
(ecology)
A zone of intergradation between ecological communities.
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Firstly, the spatial pattern of alternated wooded and open areas provides a wide availability of ecotonal areas that have been related to smaller home-range size (Lovari et al.
Procesos de Formacion en el Registro Bioarqueologico de la Sub-Region Pampa Humeda y Area Ecotonal Pampa-Patagonia.
Relacoes entre atributos do solo e vegetacoes da regiao ecotonal do medio rio Sao Francisco, Brasil.
Entre estas ultimas se encuentra el area que abarca la Pampa Ondulada y el Bajo Delta del Parana, que incluye el limite ecotonal subtropical pampasico, lo que le otorga importancia biogeografica y ecologica, y que ademas esta sujeta a una fuerte alteracion antropica (Ringuelet, 1978; Bo, 2006; Viglizzo et al., 2006).
Cobertura y uso de la tierra en el ecosistema de mangle y zona ecotonal del corredor del mangle, desde la Bahia de Jiquilisco, El Salvador hasta el estero Padre Ramos, Nicaragua.
The interface of the CPD with the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest Phytogeographical Domains is characterized by ecotonal zones, where the features of each domain can be intermediate and/or interdigitated with the other.
The nesting area was a steep, ecotonal slope of submontane pine forest overlooking riparian valleys of broadleaf forest (17[degrees] 01' N, 88[degrees] 49' W).
Only seven known species of cladocerans may be regarded as true inhabitants of subterranean environments, although they actively colonize ecotonal habitats (Forro et al., 2008).
The plant species occurring in this ecotonal environment vary from sedges, rushes, grasses and other herbaceous plants to shrubby thickets of Tea-tree (Melaleuca and Lept ospermum species) in higher rainfall areas or Lignum Duma florulenta in low rainfall areas.
Dissertacao (Mestrado em Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente), Tropico Ecotonal do Nordeste, Universidade Federal do Piaui, Teresina, 2011.