Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Arrangement or formation in zones; zonate structure.
  • noun Ecology The distribution of organisms in biogeographic zones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In phytogeography, the distribution of vegetation in œcological zones or belts, or the general concept of such distribution. See zone, 8.
  • noun In cytology, a term applied to a differentiation of the cytoplasm of the plant cell into concentric layers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An arrangement or distribution of things into zones.

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Examples

  • These patterns of zonation are different depending on whether the reef is a fringing, atoll or barrier reef.

    Coral reef zonation

  • Such distributional patterns of corals on reefs creates the zonation found on many coral reefs.

    Coral reef zonation

  • A typical zonation pattern includes back reef or reef flat, reef crest or algal ridge, and seaward slope or fore-reef.

    Coral reef zonation

  • Most reefs exhibit a similar zonation pattern that reflects both vertical and horizontal gradients in water energy (mainly waves) and proximity to land.

    Coral reef

  • This plan was endorsed by a the province authorities and establishes the zonation and management regulations for the entire area.

    Península Valdés, Argentina

  • Climate change is one of the biggest threats to coral reefs, and can lead to changes in zonation.

    Coral reef zonation

  • Climate change and hazard zonation in the circum-Arctic permafrost regions.

    Permafrost and infrastructure in the Arctic

  • Permafrost distribution, zonation and stability along the eastern ranges of the Cordillera of North America.

    Permafrost and infrastructure in the Arctic

  • Vertical vegetational zonation characterizes the Alaska Range and Wrangell Mountains, beginning with dense bottom-land stands of white spruce and cottonwood on the floodplains and low terraces of the Copper and Susitna Rivers.

    Alaska Range Humid Tayga - Tundra - Meadow (Bailey)

  • Actual boundaries and zonation of the park were defined on 11 October 1971 by Law 19.292.

    Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

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