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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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Habitat fragmentation and the associated edge effects are of primary concern to species conservation and habitat preservation.
Arthropods in urban habitat fragments in southern California: area, age, and edge effects.
Edge effects created by wildfire and clear-cutting on boreal forest ground-dwelling spiders.
Although quite robust in computation power, these tools are unable to account for 3 dimensional edge effects, such as framing and fasteners.
Because Parylene is not a liquid, the coating suffers none of the meniscus and edge effects of conventional liquid coatings.
No attempt was made to account for edge effects of smoothing (11), but edge effects were not expected to matter unduly because our final objective was to estimate the ratio of 2 intensities (14).
You will have some edge effects, but these can be compensated for by adjusting the input thickness profile of the sheet and/or taking a trim.
Color and clear sheets can be fused together for added depth, or several layers of different colors can be combined for dramatic edge effects.
Once in the estuary, bay, lagoon or bayou, there are more subtle but equally important edge effects around ecotones.
Therefore species composition in this forest could be very interesting due to edge effects from the surrounding arid matrix (Fagan et al.
The VTM series measure properties in a pressurised sample chamber instead of a more conventional open cavity which Dynisco says reduces edge effects and potential contamination and improves repeatability.
Spatial and temporal dynamics of turtle nest predation: Edge effects.