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- adj. Relating to, or determined by, conditions of the soil, especially as it relates to biological systems
Beyond these edaphic savannas is a wide plain covered with lowland forest.
The combination of high rainfall, edaphic, and topographic variability, and historical biogeographical patterns renders these forests some of the most diverse species in the world.
Vegetation is highly variable throughout this ecoregion and are influenced primarily by edaphic processes and disturbance regimes.
While other sites may experience similar rain shadow effects, lower elevation, greater overall precipitation, and edaphic variations impede sagebrush growth.
While the distribution of the forest, woodland, savanna, and grassland elements is partly determined by edaphic and climatic factors, disturbance factors such as fire, logging, and agriculture play an increasing role in the spread of secondary savanna and grassland.
The word 'edaphic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'ground, soil'.