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  • adj. Relating to ecotones.


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  • When there is no more edge, when the sea finally abuts the city, they will just migrate to new ecotonal pastures.


  • Situated between the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean biogeographic regions in Europe, the Alps represent an ecotonal mountain system and are divided in three major sectors.

    Alps conifer and mixed forests

  • However, the combination of smaller ecotonal habitats allows the area to support a variety of mammals, including possibly the largest populations of African elephant and African wild dog on the continent.

    Ecoregions of Tanzania (WWF)

  • With their characteristically diverse habitat complexes, forest savanna mosaics support a high proportion of ecotonal habitats, which have high species richness and are possible locii of tropical differentiation and speciation.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • In addition, A. concolor and A. magnifica shastensis associations, which are widespread in California and southwestern Oregon, occur along the eastern slopes of the Southern Oregon Cascades, reflecting another ecotonal zone in this region.

    Eastern Cascades forests

  • Global climate change may again alter the ecotonal nature of the Karoo/Kalahari-highveld grassland in the extreme west of the ecoregion, with arid-adapted species of the Karoo/Kalahari ecoregions encroaching onto sweet grassland.

    Highveld grasslands

  • Forest remnants comprise approximately 900 km2 of semi-deciduous forests and 420 km2 of ecotonal vegetation (Atlantic forest transition to Caatinga dry forest).

    Pernambuco interior forests

  • The Cantabric Mountain system constitutes an ecotonal zone between the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean biogeographic regions in Europe, which spreads in a west-east direction along 600 kilometers (km), from the Galician Atlantic coasts (Finisterre Cape) to the Western extreme of the Pyrenees in the Basque country.

    Cantabrian mixed forests

  • The proposed ecotonal infrastructure in various stages of inundation.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Due to their great physical diversity, geographic range and high percentage of ecotonal area, the gallery forests may have provided the loci for differentiation and speciation during these massive climatic and habitat fluctuations.

    Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic


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