The ‘Edge Effect’ describes the biological process of different ecosystems coming together and increasing diversity. The ‘Edge Effect’ also refers to the changes in population or community structures that occur at the boundary of two habitats.
Gaia Education action-oriented and solutions-based courses empowers students with the appropriate skills to design sustainable communities within ecological limits. A Key Partner of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on ESD on priority Area 5- Accelerating Sustainable Solutions at Local Level, Gaia Education is maximising edges while working with communities in fostering climate resilience, well-being and prosperity.
The increased productivity and diversity resulting from the edge effect is clearly observable in nature and in communities. Have a look at how this works in practice through their short film.