the tendency toward greater variety and density of plant and animal populations in an ecotone.
The influence that two ecological communities have on each other along the boundary (called the ecotone) that separates them. Because such an area contains habitats common to both communities as well as others unique to the transition zone itself, the edge effect is typically characterized by greater species diversity and population density than occur in either of the individual communities.
/ˌɛdʒˈhɪl/ noun 1. a ridge in S Warwickshire: site of the indecisive first battle between Charles I and the Parliamentarians (1642) in the Civil War
[ej] /ɛdʒ/ noun 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster. 3. any of the narrow surfaces of a thin, flat object: a book with gilt […]
noun 1. a convexly rounded molding having a fillet or concavity at or near its centerline.
[ej-er] /ˈɛdʒ ər/ noun 1. a person who puts an , especially a finishing , on a garment, surface, lens, etc. 2. a machine for finishing or making an , as for stitching, beveling, or trimming. 3. a gardening tool with a rotary blade for cutting a neat border around a lawn, flower bed, or […]