Chinese translation: 群落交錯區

English term or phrase:ecotone
Chinese translation:群落交錯區

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23:54 Sep 23, 2008
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Science - Fisheries
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.

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  • 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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  • * 初定的兩個種地理比鄰—它們的繁殖區域比鄰但不重疊。這種情況很少有, 尤其在溫帶地區。分界線通常都是棲息地突然改變的地方(群落交錯區),比如像森林邊緣或者山上的雪線等, 但有時卻不大起眼。地理上的比鄰指出這兩個種群佔有很相似的生態位導致它們無法在同一個地區共存。又因為它們不進行雜交, 可以肯定地說有一種機制(通常是行為上的)來防止種群間的基因交流,因此它們應該屬於不同的種。 - 物種- 維基百科  
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