edaphic community

edaphic community

[ē′daf·ik kə′myün·əd·ē]
(ecology)
A plant community that results from or is influenced by soil factors such as salinity and drainage.
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(2003) verified that the mosaic of vegetation types or successional stages can show patterns of diversity and composition of the edaphic community, depending on the quantity and quality of litter in a specific habitat.
This pattern corroborated the fact that the complexity of the edaphic community increased as the natural regeneration of the Atlantic Forest advanced, in the area of study.
These techniques may negatively impact edaphic communities found on soil inclusions nested within these larger communities by killing vegetation, introducing inappropriate plants, or physically changing the unique soils in the edaphic community.