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English term or phrase:ecotone
Polish translation:ekoton
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18:54 Feb 12, 2009
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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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Strefa przejsciowa pomiedzy srodowiskami, np. pomiedzy polem a lasem, gdzie moga wystepowac gatunki charakterystyczne dla obu.
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5 +2ekoton
4strefa przejścia

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Definition from own experience or research:
Strefa przejsciowa pomiedzy srodowiskami, np. pomiedzy polem a lasem, gdzie moga wystepowac gatunki charakterystyczne dla obu.

Example sentence(s):
  • Biocenoza ekotonu składa się z organizmów obu sąsiednich biocenoz oraz gatunków charakterystycznych tylko dla danego ekotonu. - Zielone Brygady  
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strefa przejścia

Definition from PAN:
strefa przejścia - strefa przejściowa między dwoma biocenozami

Example sentence(s):
  • Strefy przejścia między układami roślinnymi - PAN  

Strefa przejścia występuje często jako ekaton.
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