Ecotones – Towards a New “Edgeucation”

This article written by Brock Dolman was published in the Permaculture Drylands Journal in 1998. The article discusses the permaculture principle of “maximizing edges” or ecotones – the zone that is created when two distinct landscape forms come together. Brock puts forth the argument that while an edge zone may be richer in biodiversity in theory, in an age of habitat fragmentation due to development pressure, the ever increasing edge zone is only as rich as the interior zones that come together to make the edge.