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Definition of Zonation:
In ecology: Recognizable bands or groupings of plant and animal communities in certain environments, such as within salt marshes and along rocky shorelines. [1]
In coastal zone management: Establishment of buffer zones for coastal protection. See: Setback area.
This is the common definition for Zonation, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508