communities or ecosystems. An ecotonal area often has a higher density of organisms and a greater number of species than are found in either flanking community.
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Here, a reintroduced bison grazes behind a fence at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, a former chemical weapons manufacturing site, with the city of Denver and the Rockies in the distance.
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