Definition of ecocline in English:

ecocline

Pronunciation: /ˈekōˌklīn//ˈēkō-/

noun

Ecology
  • A gradual, continuous change in the species composition between two ecosystems or communities of organisms across an environmental gradient.

    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

ecocline

/ˈekōˌklīn//ˈēkō-/