Definitions for "Zonation"
series of life zones that indicate the presence of organisms within a particular range of time or space.
The occurrence of species or communities in specific zones, each with a characteristic dominant species; commonly used to define aquatic environments.
The system used to describe fringing coral reefs. These reefs are commonly have six distinct areas (or zones): shore, back reef, flat reef, reef crest, fore reef and drop-off. (From the Beautiful Oceans on-line course.)