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Holistic concept
communities are highly organized by previous evolution and current coactions
Individualistic concept
communities vary continuously in space; each point of the continuum is equally probable
Edge
where communities meet
inherent edge
abrupt changes in soil types or topography; land-water interface
induced edge
natural disturbance; human disturbance
Edge effect
tendency for increased local diversity and reduced regional diversity
Ecotone
where communities meet and integrate