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e·co·tone

 (ē′kə-tōn′, ĕk′ə-)
n.
A transitional zone between two communities containing species characteristic of each.

[eco- + Greek tonos, tension, tone; see tone.]

ecotone

(ˈiːkəˌtəʊn; ˈɛkə-)
n
(Environmental Science) the zone between two major ecological communities
[C20: from eco(logy) + -tone, from Greek tonos tension, tone]
ˈecoˌtonal adj

ec•o•tone

(ˈɛk əˌtoʊn, ˈi kə-)

n.
the transition zone between two different plant communities, as that between forest and prairie.
[1900–05; eco- + tone < Greek tónos tension]
ec`o•ton′al, adj.

ecotone

a transitional area or zone between two different forms of vegetation, as between forest and plain. — ecotonal, adj.
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Scarcely anyone has asked indigenous peoples why they go about burning an ecotome in a particular way, or according to a particular schedule.
If, that is, they are allowed to retain the use of their traditional lands, and to continue firing the ecotomes from which they draw their subsistence.