biotopographic unit

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A small habitat unit with distinctive topography formed by the activities of an organism, e.g. an ant hill, or a tussock. The term may also refer to small topographic units that, by their aspect, position, or other characteristics, generate distinctive micro-environments for living organisms. Examples include solar or shade slopes, windward slopes, and similar units in sand-dunes.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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