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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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(tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
a. Of or occurring in the Temperate Zone: temperate regions; temperate species.
b. Characterized by moderate temperatures, weather, or climate; neither hot nor cold.
a. Moderate in degree or quality; restrained: temperate criticism.
b. Exercising moderation and self-restraint: learned to be temperate in eating and drinking.
3. Biology Of or relating to a virus that infects bacterial cells but rarely causes lysis: temperate bacteriophages.

tem′per·ate·ly adv.
tem′per·ate·ness n.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any appetite or activity.
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Moderate; restrained in the indulgence of any activity.
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Should fire threaten areas in which cool temperate rainforests occur, it is predicted that a positive feedback system will begin wherein with each fire comes greater risk of more fire until, eventually, what we now define as cool temperate rainforest in these key areas will become sclerophyll forest.
Despite these protective mechanisms, in 2009 47% of the cool temperate rainforest in the Central Highlands of Victoria was burnt (Worley 2012).
To get a better understanding of the effects climate change will have on cool temperate rainforest, it is important to study the key canopy species that constitute the forest.
Acacia melanoxylon and Eucalyptus obliqua are both well adapted to fire and neither species is restricted to cool temperate rainforest or to Victoria.
Atherosperma moschatum and Dicksonia antarctica are both found in multiple regions as well as beyond Victoria (RBG 2012) and neither is restricted to cool temperate rainforest.
A key dominant species of Victoria's cool temperate rainforests is Nothofagus cunninghamii.
Should fire, the risk of which is increased by climate change conditions, become more frequent and intense throughout Victoria, cool temperate rainforest will be greatly impacted.
It is hardly surprising that with such a background magnolias are valued for their exceptional long levity, producing some of the largest blooms of any garden tree or shrub in cool temperate areas.