buffer zone

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buffer zone

Ecology
A stretch of land between 2 distinct land uses which has features of both, serving to mitigate the adverse effects of one land use on the other.
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Exponentiated parameter estimates for agricultural herbicides and long-term--use herbicides in carpet dust (ng/g) in relation to acres of crops anywhere within 750 m and within specific buffer regions from home (n = 111 samples for each model).