a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components, as a tidal pool or a forest canopy.
(ecology) a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
A usually small or well-defined area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.


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