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A natural saltmarsh system shows a clear zonation according to the frequency of inundation.
Coastal microclimate is important mainly as it affects plant zonation (see below ).
Global warming will have a pronounced effect on mountain ecosystems due to the altitudinal zonation which occurs in relatively short horizontal distances.
In all cases there is a distinct zonation of species down the shore, which principally reflects the degree of immersion by the tide.
Five vegetation belts are defined according to vertical zonation.