"A small geographic unit occupied by a community of plants and/or animals and characterized by a high degree of uniformity in its main climate, soil and biotic conditions" (UNESCOUNEP, 1983, p.7).
A sand desert, or a small island, or a lake are examples of biotopes as defined by UNESCO-UNEP lexikon.
As a rule the plant-animal community entertains symbiotic relations and fluctuates in relation to the environmental conditions.
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