microclimate

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microclimate

the immediate climate in which an organism lives, such as the climate around a leaf, within the herb layer, or within an adjacent part of the soil.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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This plant-insect relationship appears to be microclimatically structured, with the local environment acting as the driving force conditioning the nature, strength, and variability of interspecific interactions.
Microclimatically induced differences in behavior may, in turn, affect the spatial distribution, density and relative abundances of cicada species.