Habitat mosaic

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An area or site comprised of multiple habitat types.


A habitat mosaic can be formed through an ecological disturbance, such as fire. A habitat mosaic is ecologically important in creating or maintaining biodiversity. For instance, playas, salt grass meadows, and shrublands occurring in a scattered pattern throughout a site.

Word origin: habitat + mosaic

See also: ecological mosaic.