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rainforest

forest that occurs in tropical regions where the rainfall exceeds 254 cm per year.
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Lower canopy LAI increases over the PA region, where grassland vegetation predominates.
100 (0) Oxyopes salticus 100 (0) Chrysopidae 100 (0) Phytophagous Upper Canopy Lower Canopy A.
The fact that Transect A was an old reverting field, compared to the continuously forested Transects B and C, would explain the lower canopy coverage on some points for Transect A.
The lower canopy of drooping brown leaves provided a cover around the entire edge of the pot that deflected water.
They take out the lower canopy, which is where grass fires would spread through the hillside." The goats eat as much as they can, or as much as the grounds crew allows them to without causing erosion problems.
In addition, shading of lower canopy leaves likely results in reduced carbohydrate production in that region of the canopy.
Moose foraging plots had greater coverage of total shrub, moose shrub, and willow, lower canopy cover, and fewer trees than available and travelling plots; snow depth did not influence moose foraging activity.
Simply based on visual observations, the lower canopy cover compared to the fescue seemed to warrant larger runoff amounts.
Figure 12-13 shows three large branches at the same position in the lower canopy. The lower left and lower right branches were shortened so that the remaining one could dominate at that position on the trunk.
Insectivores such as winter wrens tend to occupy the lower canopy, he has learned, while seed-eaters such as the red crossbill keep to the uppermost branches, where cones are plentiful.
The association of higher foliage exposure with lower canopy cover is comparable to the conclusion of Edenius et al.