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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 researchers have found that, in spite of trees and bushes growing rapidly, the impacts of edge effects are long lasting, as the water cycle typical of rainforests has stalled.
The revolutionary film series used cutting edge effects to portray the journey of Neo (Keanu Reeves) a seemingly ordinary man who lives a seemingly ordinary life until he is approached by a criminal named Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) and his associate Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss).
Area and edge effects are the most important factors that lead to changes in fragmented communities (Nascimento and Laurance, 2006).
The primary drivers of this work relate to the blocks forming part of the rspb forsinard flows nature reserve and to the need to:- restore specific areas of open blanket bog and associated habitats from recent forestry on deep peat soils which will help government meet habitat restoration targets and deliver for scotlands national peatland plan- protect the massive carbon store in the peat soils below the trees- mitigate climate change and improve long term water quality- remove damaging forest edge effects on birds and habitats of the adjacent eu designated natura sites
This study was conducted in an isolated tropical rainforest from March 2010 to June 2011 using a distance sampling point count technique to examine edge effects on the foraging guilds of upperstory bird species.
Abrupt habitat edges can have a variety of negative and positive influences (edge effects) on wildlife populations, community dynamics, and ecological processes (e.g, Laurance and Yensen, 1991; Murcia, 1995).
Edge effects decrease ant-derived benefits to seedlings in a neotropical savanna.
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.
Many profiles have been developed over the years to suppress the edge effects in such contacts.
A landmark film in the genre that married cutting edge effects with a very human heart.