understorey


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understorey

the vegetation layer, consisting of shrubs and small trees, which lies between the GROUND COVER and the tree canopy in a forest or woodland.
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Clearfallen sites with a good distribution of logging and understorey residue are not prone to accelerated erosion (Tables 5 and 8).
According to Fredeen and Field (1991), Piper species normally found in large gaps or clearings, had approximately twice the rate of dark respiration as species found predominantly in understorey sites.
However, being ground-based predators they are not efficient at controlling ringtail possums in dense understorey vegetation.
Some farmers are undertaking high intensity revegetation with eucalypts and casuarinas, with an understorey of acacias and grevilleas, while others are revegetating on a smaller scale, or not at all.
The understorey ranges from a sparse to dense shrub stratum, and a well-developed grass and herb-rich ground stratum.
Mechanisms of interaction between a leguminous shrub and its understorey in a semiarid environment.
In tropical forests, the presence of a canopy is characteristically formed by species able to reach great heights and an understorey formed by the shade tolerant species, which are of small stature (Gourlet-Fleury et al.
Isometric scaling of above-and below-ground biomass at the individual and community levels in the understorey of a sub-tropical forest.
A well-developed and diverse understorey is the main habitat requirement of M.
During the day reposing Typophyllum individuals are almost indistinguishable from a fallen leaf, but at night, with extended legs and raised antennae, and with the aid of a lamp, they can be found in the understorey vegetation.