What does exclosure mean?

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  1. A limited area from which unwanted animals, such as domestic cattle or wildlife, are excluded by fencing or other means.
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At the end of the growing season, mature fruits were harvested, and the number of mature seeds and unfertilized ovules was counted on exclosure and control individuals.
Their park warden mother engages her sons' help to build an exclosure to keep invaders away from nesting piping plovers on the beach of Prince Edward Island National Park.
An exclosure we erected allows them to see the difference between deer-free and deer-inhabited forestland.
Three of the four localities were entirely within livestock exclosures, while the fourth included captures both within and outside a livestock exclosure.
This is a classical problem in exclosure experiments in other habitats and taxa.
Each exclosure included a diagonal fence running from one corner of the open side to the opposite rear corner.

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