What is the spatial pattern that occurs vertically called?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 3 months ago

What is the spatial pattern that occurs vertically called?
 
(a) Zonation
 
(b) Ecosystem
 
(c) Stratification
 
(d) Niche
 
I had been asked this question in a national level competition.
 
This question is from Ecosystem topic in section Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Correct option is (c) Stratification
 
The best I can explain: The spatial pattern that occurs vertically is called stratification. It is the vertical distribution of species determined by the height of the organisms. For example trees, herbs, shrubs, and grasses occupying top, middle and bottom strata respectively.