Ecocline

Ecocline

Ecocline

Ecocline is a zone of gradual but continuous change from one ecosystem to another when there is no sharp boundary between the two in terms of species composition.

इकोक्लाइन एक पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र से दूसरे पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र में क्रमिक लेकिन निरंतर परिवर्तन का एक क्षेत्र है जहां प्रजातियों की संरचना के संदर्भ में दोनों के बीच कोई तेज सीमा नहीं है।

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Edge Effect

  • Sometimes the number of species and the population density of some of the species in the ecotone is much greater than either community. This is called edge effect.
  • कभी-कभी इकोटोन में प्रजातियों की संख्या और कुछ प्रजातियों का  जनसंख्या घनत्व दोनों तरफ के समुदायों की तुलना में बहुत अधिक हो जाता है। इसे एज इफेक्ट कहा जाता है।
  • The organisms which occur primarily or most abundantly in this zone are known as edge species.

For example, the density of birds is greater in the ecotone between the forest and the desert

Q. Which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an organism but also its functional role in the community of organisms?
a) Ecotone
b) Ecological niche
c) Habitat
d) Home range  

Explanation  
Ecotone – zone of transition between two ecosystems. E.g. grasslands, mangroves etc.
Habitat – surroundings in which an organism lives (home).
Home Range – A home range is an area in which an animal lives and moves on a daily or periodic basis (a little bigger than habitat – home → office → home).  
Answer: b) Ecological Niche

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