límite de transición

English translation: transition area

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Spanish term or phrase:límite de transición
English translation:transition area
Entered by: Marie Wilson

11:52 Aug 16, 2017
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Geography / Text from the Canary Islands
Spanish term or phrase: límite de transición
Doramas, se refugió durante la contienda con los invasores castellanos. Se ha especulado mucho en torno al lugar exacto de esta ubicación (hoy se conserva entre Moya y Firgas el topónimo “Montaña de Doramas”, en el marco del Parque Rural del mismo nombre). Pero lo cierto es que la tipología paisajística es la misma que encontramos en Barranco Hondo, límite de transición entre laurisilva y pinar de camino hacia los espacios cumbreros sagrados, últimos bastiones defensivos de los canarios.

The edge of the transition area between the laurel and pine groves ....? Looking for a nice way to word this please.
Lorna O'Donoghue
Local time: 22:06
transition area
Explanation:
I don't think you need to use edge, transition area covers it in my opinion.

You could say "the transition area where the laurel and pine forests meet/merge with..."



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Note added at 29 mins (2017-08-16 12:21:02 GMT)
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Also this is the term for it, so I think it's best to stay close to the original:

El Cerrato Castellano | Observando Naturaleza. ECOTOUR-PALENCIA
https://observandonaturaleza.com/espacios.../el-cerrato-cast...
Unas veces porque estos se encuentran en una situación denominada “ecotono”, es decir, en el límite de transición entre una comunidad vegetal y otra ..

ecotone | ecology | Britannica.com
https://www.britannica.com/science/ecotone
ecotone: a transitional area of vegetation between two different plant communities, such as forest and grassland. It has some of the characteristics of each ...

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Note added at 43 mins (2017-08-16 12:35:33 GMT)
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More examples of meet and merge:
"Unique and magnificent natural areas, where centuries-old pine forests meet the mountains"
"Though this land where boreal forests meet the mountains is ancient.."
"The canopies become more open as the forests merge with the drier regions to the east."
"... where the eastern deciduous forests merge with the prairies and plains of the west."

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Note added at 9 days (2017-08-25 20:00:02 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to be of help, Lorna, I always find your questions Interesting.
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Marie Wilson
Spain
Local time: 23:06
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transition area


Explanation:
I don't think you need to use edge, transition area covers it in my opinion.

You could say "the transition area where the laurel and pine forests meet/merge with..."



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Note added at 29 mins (2017-08-16 12:21:02 GMT)
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Also this is the term for it, so I think it's best to stay close to the original:

El Cerrato Castellano | Observando Naturaleza. ECOTOUR-PALENCIA
https://observandonaturaleza.com/espacios.../el-cerrato-cast...
Unas veces porque estos se encuentran en una situación denominada “ecotono”, es decir, en el límite de transición entre una comunidad vegetal y otra ..

ecotone | ecology | Britannica.com
https://www.britannica.com/science/ecotone
ecotone: a transitional area of vegetation between two different plant communities, such as forest and grassland. It has some of the characteristics of each ...

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Note added at 43 mins (2017-08-16 12:35:33 GMT)
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More examples of meet and merge:
"Unique and magnificent natural areas, where centuries-old pine forests meet the mountains"
"Though this land where boreal forests meet the mountains is ancient.."
"The canopies become more open as the forests merge with the drier regions to the east."
"... where the eastern deciduous forests merge with the prairies and plains of the west."

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Note added at 9 days (2017-08-25 20:00:02 GMT) Post-grading
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Glad to be of help, Lorna, I always find your questions Interesting.

Example sentence(s):
  • An interesting sight is the transition area where the pine forests and heather gradually merge with the shifting sands
  • This is the transition area where the rolling high desert landscape meets the timbered heights of Challis' mountain ranges
Marie Wilson
Spain
Local time: 23:06
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Grading comment
Thank you. Much appreciated!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mónica Hanlan
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Mónica.

agree  philgoddard: Or "which marks the transition between".
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Phil.

agree  FeDRo: I feel that the authority of Britannica is unquestionable
1 day 7 hrs
  -> Thank you, FeDRo.

agree  Cornelius Gillen: transition zone could fit as well, in my opinion
6 days
  -> Thanks, congillen.
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