edge effect


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
That model suggests that changes in the age of forest patches affect populations more than edge effects that result from clearcutting.
For this kind of filling process, the value of Hu is large and the edge effect is thus not obvious, we may replace the [k.
We tested four hypotheses that might explain this variation in edge effects in nest predation patterns: (1) forest composition at the landscape scale, i.
The maximum contact pressure for a profile optimized for no edge effect is 573 MPa, which is only 7% above the ideal contact pressure distribution.
The perimeter-area relationship qualifies the edge effect: the higher the value of this metric, the greater the edge effect in the fragment.
Habitat fragmentation and the associated edge effects are of primary concern to species conservation and habitat preservation.
We interpret these results as an indication that small mammals perceived an edge effect, but this effect was modulated by the forest stratum.
F] in the expression (3) evaluates not only the transversal edge effect, but also the demagnetizing effect of the secondary currents.