Definition of ecotonal in English:

ecotonal

adjective

Ecology

See ecotone

  • ‘A major characteristic of barrens is the presence of many herbaceous species typical of tallgrass prairie and ecotonal habitats intermediate between prairie and forest.’
  • ‘Based on the habitat preference of associated species R. eastmanii prefers the ecotonal habitat between the wet floodplains and the dry uplands.’
  • ‘Angaraland equisetopsids are very diverse, especially in the Subangaraland ecotonal belt.’
  • ‘No other alterations were made to avoid creation of an ecotonal area adjacent to the fence.’
  • ‘Changes in the distribution of species or communities can be more easily detected at ecotonal boundaries.’

Pronunciation

ecotonal

/iːkə(ʊ)ˈtəʊn(ə)l/ /ɛkə(ʊ)ˈtəʊn(ə)l/