What is ecotone and edge effect?

Ecotone – When an ecosystem (or community) changes abruptly from one to another, that zone is called an ecotone. Know more about ecotone on the given link. 

Edge Effect – The greater number of landscape elements, vegetation complexity and mixed ecosystem characteristics result in greater density and biodiversity along the ecotones. This phenomenon is called the edge effect.

Further Readings-

  1. Importance of Biodiversity
  2. Destruction of Ecosystem

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