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- n. Plural form of ecotope.
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Like ecosystems, ecotopes are identified using relatively flexible criteria.
Other parameters that must be considered in the classification of ecotopes include their period of stability (such as the number of years that a feature might persist), and their spatial scale (minimum mapping unit).
In the case of ecotopes, by criteria defined within a specific ecological mapping and classification system.