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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.
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The overriding aim of such an arrangement is to ensure that there are no gaps or cliff edge effects between the UK's departure from the EU and the entry into force of the EU-UK future relationship agreement.
The direction and strength of edge effects appear dependent on factors that function at multiple spatial scales, including species attributes (Heske, 1995; Kennedy et al.
Because Parylene is not a liquid, the coating suffers none of the meniscus and edge effects of conventional liquid coatings.
Edge effects may be defined as changes in the ecosystem that occur at the boundaries of two habitats (Levin et al.
Each of the interactions in a VCRi engine is subjected to edge effects.
A landmark film in the genre that married cutting edge effects with a very human heart.
Edge effects occurred along the boundary of the study area, which in this study were constructed by using fewer data points and are therefore less stable.
Complex edge effects on soil moisture and microclimate in central Amazonian forest.
These fragments, as a consequence of being very small, are more susceptible to edge effects and have a physical barrier (distance) to gene flow.
Interactions between forest fragments and neighboring deforested areas can result in what are known as edge effects (Murcia, 1995), which initiate rapid processes and responses along the fragment edge (Harper et al.
Riverkeeper had been especially concerned about habitat fragmentation, edge effects and deforestation, as well as hydrology impacts related to wetlands and groundwater.
For improved detection, the reader also incorporates two cameras, which combine to produce high-quality images that eliminate the risk of edge effects and tracking errors.