Edge Effect is an ecological concept describing the greater diversity along the edge of two habitats like a forest and a field. The ecosystem on the edge will have both species from the forest and the field as well as species that can only live on the interface of these two habitats.
Examples of natural edge effect areas:
Between an estuary and the ocean
Along the edges of a lake, river, or stream and the surrounding land
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