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edge effect

n.
1. The occurrence of greater species diversity and biological density in an ecotone than in either of the adjacent ecological communities.
2. A phenomenon, such as a sandhi rule or cliticization, that happens at the edges of words, phrases, or other linguistic units.

edge effect

the occurrence of a greater diversity and density of organisms at a boundary between habitats.
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Effects of vegetation structure and edge habitat on the density and distribution of white-footed mice in small and large forest patches.
These data support other UC studies documenting minimal impacts of field edge habitat and associated wildlife on farms and food safety issues (Jay-Russell 2013; Karp et al.
Without human provisioning of food, CN and its mother MN preferred bamboo edge habitats for higher quality foods (Yu et al.
We found more Florida stone crab in estuarine edge habitats compared with the abundance observed in marsh creek or adjacent ICW habitats (Fig.
Burkey (1993) suggests that this pattern is caused by seed predators' avoidance of edge habitats given that these species would be more easily preyed in this area.
Five species were found exclusively in the marsh edge habitat (southern kingfish, inland silverside, emerald sleeper, blackwing searobin, and inshore lizardfish), one species (shrimp eel) only within the nonvegetated deep habitat, one species (spot) only within the nonvegetated-shallow habitat, and two species (least puffer and Porcellanidae) only within the oyster reef.
Similar result was obtained in the number of leaves attacked by galling insects which were greater at the edge habitat than fragment interior (t = 3.
However, the species diversity per sample was significantly higher at the forest edge habitat.
An impressively informed and informative compilation of anecdotal stories, beautiful photography both vintage and contemporary, fact-laden side bars, and more, "Animals Always" is a celebration of this public funded, fully modern and modernized animal zoo, complete with a River's Edge habitat, WildCare Institute, and behind-the-scenes perspective that casual visitors are not ordinarily privy to.
Edge habitat is the biological space between two ecosystems (in this case, the Jobes' forest and meadow).
preferentially use edge habitat (Weatherhead and Charland 1985, Durner and Gates 1993, Blouin-Demers and Weatherhead 2002).
Edge habitat was a zone of vegetation between two distinct habitats such as brushland and grassland.