Biodiversity in Land-inland Water Ecotones

Biodiversity in Land-inland Water Ecotones

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Philosophers, writers and scientists, from cell biologists to ecologists, have long recognized the special nature of boundaries and interface areas of all kinds. Among ecologists in particular, there has been an upsurge in interest in the sensitive boundary areas of interaction between ecosystems, which are called 'ecotones' and which are often characterized by higher biological diversity than adjacent areas.In cases in which the edge effect does occur, how can biodiversity be affected by the extent (length, breadth, thickness) ... However, the relative importance of these two forces on vegetation changes and the succession of wetlands towards aanbsp;...

Title:Biodiversity in Land-inland Water Ecotones
Author:J. B. Lachavanne, Raphaëlle Juge
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 1997-01-01


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