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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The data recorded for both understorey and ground cover species in 1 m x 1 m quadrats were: number of plants/stems; per cent cover; and minimum and maximum height (Burrows 2007).
Many studies from temperate forests focus on evaluating understorey properties such as composition, species richness and diversity (Weisberg et al.
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., 2005).
Isometric scaling of above-and below-ground biomass at the individual and community levels in the understorey of a sub-tropical forest.
Is it time for EE/SE to come down from the trees and look to the rhizome grasses of the understorey?
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.
There, it grows as an understorey plant in the laurel forests so is happily adapted to shade and dry conditions.
A comparison of 12 tree species of Amazonian caatinga using growth rates in gaps and understorey, and allometric relationships.
Paratype: 1[female] Region des Plateaux, N of Kessibo-Wawa, at the border to Ghana (N of Badou), at Wawa river (07[degrees]42'11"N 00[degrees]35'26"E), 24.iv.2008, 180 m, forest understorey, cocoa plantation and sun-exposed vegetable fields, some Cyperaceae, swept, M.
Barrett is editor-in-chief for Understorey Magazine, managing editor for the US-based magazine Literary Mama and an AV editorial board member.