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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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For the buffer region, its function is to alleviate the fluctuations among other kernel functional regions.
For both the agricultural herbicides and long-term-use herbicides, decreasing distance of the crop acreage from the home (evaluated as acres within the four buffer regions) did not explain significantly more of the variance in herbicide detections compared with the models with crop acreage anywhere within 750 m (data not shown).
Lineament buffer regions were generated at 250 m distance, and then they were geospatially cross-tallied with the pixels of landslides.
Bender presents poems by poets from Northeast India, Myanmar, Southwest China, Inner Mongolia, and Mongolia--all places that outsiders have considered border areas, contact zones, margins, buffer regions, and transitional interfaces of cultural fluidity and hybridity.