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13:54 Feb 13, 2009
English to Danish translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology, Fisheries
English term or phrase: ecotone
Definition from A Glossary of Marine Nature Conservation and Fisheries :
a narrow and fairly sharply defined transition zone between two or more communities (Allaby 1998); eg the different plankton communities that occur on opposite sides of fronts.

Example sentence(s):
  • Macroinvertebrate biomass was highest at an intermediate riparian ecotone complexity with an adequate supply of organic matter and incident light. Fish biomass followed the same trend, being lowest in heavily shaded areas and in open channels without riparian vegetation (range: 1-4.5 g m-2), but highest in ecotones of intermediate complexity (range: 1.6-92.8 g m-2). The cascading effect of invertebrate density depletion, which was inversely related to fish biomass, was observed seasonally. Wiley InterScience
  • The complexity and biological importance of riparian ecotones depend on the extent to which the system is self-regulating, which depends in turn on geology, physiography, climate, vegetation, human activity and the age of the system. Fish and riparian ecotones – a hypothesis
  • A common example of ecotones is estuaries—the transitional area between rivers and the oceans. The variety of species found in an estuary is much higher than in the river or in the shallow sea-water. BASICS OF ECOLOGY & LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
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5 +1økoton
Lone Sørensen


  

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108 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
økoton


Definition from Den Store Danske:
En økoton er et grænseområde mellem to naturområder, fx et skovbryn, en strandkant eller en vandløbsbræmme.

Example sentence(s):
  • I sådanne overgangsområder er der ofte et rigt dyre- og planteliv. Fx rummer økotonen mellem vand og land i Tøndermarskens grøfter det højeste arts- og individantal pr. m2 i Danmark. - Den Store Danske  
Lone Sørensen
Denmark
Local time: 20:22
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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Yes  Anna Haxen
108 days
  -> Mange tak!!!
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