Definition of ecotonal in US English:

ecotonal

adjective

Ecology
  • See ecotone

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