Definition of ecocline in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈekōˌklīn/ Pronunciation: /ˈēkō-/


A cline from one ecosystem to another, showing a continuous gradient between the two extremes.
Example sentences
  • The treeline ecocline above timberline was characterized by the mixed occurrence of tree, shrub, dwarf-shrub, and herbaceous species, but it did not encompass more than 100-150 altitudinal meters.
  • Almost all tree invasion of the meadow occurs in the narrow forest-meadow ecocline because trees at the edge of the forest reduce the cover of herbaceous plants in the adjacent meadow.

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Syllabification: ec·o·cline

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