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dc.contributor.authorKark, S
dc.contributor.authorvan Rensburg, BJ
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T09:10:45Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T09:10:45Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationKark, S. & van Rensburg, B.J. 2006. Ecotones: Marginal or central areas of transition? Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52, 29-53.en
dc.identifier.issn0021-2210
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/258
dc.description.abstractAreas of environmental transition, where ecological communities coincide, are sometimes termed ecotones. These regions often correspond with sharp environmmental gradients. Ecotones occur at multiple spatial scales, ranging from transittions between biomes to local small-scale transitions. In recent years ecotones have received increasing scientific attention after being neglected for years, as studies historically often focused on distinct communities. However, it is still debbatable whether these transitional regions are speciation and biodiversity hotspots that deserve special conservation interest or are actually areas that hold marginal populations that depend on other parts of the range for the maintenance of their biodiversity and therefore should not deserve primary investment. This paper discusses some of the recent advancements in our understanding of the role of ecotones in ecology, evolution, and conservation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre for Invasion biologyen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleEcotones: Marginal or central areas of transition?en
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.cibjournalIsrael Journal of Ecology and Evolutionen
dc.cibprojectNAen


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