sub-alpine


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

sub-alpine

relating to the area immediately below the timber line in mountainous regions.
References in periodicals archive ?
In neighboring region i.e., India, the potential distribution range of Himalayan brown bear is about 36,800 [km.sup.2] in the sub-alpine and alpine regions between 3000-5000 m in the Himalayas and Trans-Himalayan regions (Rathore, 2008).
iv) Sub-alpine scrub zone, widespread throughout higher mountains of Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Karakoram, including Gilgit (Naltar), Skardu, Ghizer and Astore regions,
"If you want to understand wildlife, you need to simplify your thinking," says camo-clad Ryan as we embark on a steep, sweaty hike through huckleberry bushes and sub-Alpine firs.
* sub-alpine woodland--to install nestboxes to survey Leadbeater's Possum's distribution and abundance and monitor post-fire recolonisation;
Joe 1,812 Pend Oreille/ 257 Kootenai Valley Species (a) WRC 1,390 DFL 2,260 GFHAF 3,536 LPPP 694 Quarter 1 1,768 2 1,571 3 2,634 4 1,907 (a) WRC = western redcedar; DFL = Douglas-fir and western larch; GFHAF = grand fir, western hemlock, and sub-alpine fir; LPPP = lodgepole pine and ponderosa pine.
Community assembly along a successional gradient in sub-alpine meadows of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.
Predominantly a sub-alpine species, the lodgepole pine's new foliage can handle frost down to temperatures below freezing.
We take lots of photos and get down on our hands and knees as Jerry shows us some of the small wonderful alpine and sub-alpine plants native to this habitat.
The park has one of the most unique landscapes on Vancouver Island as it largely escaped the impacts of the last ice age, offering everything from inter-tidal marine life to a sub-alpine mountain environment.
Before reaching the sub-alpine line where the pine forest gradually recedes as the elevation increases, eventually giving way to scrub and then windswept grasslands and rocks, you will have to negotiate a narrow, twisting, steep path--hard tabbing which will necessitate about two hours' climbing to Kazana.
The squirrels are native to alpine and sub-alpine habitats.
A bit higher in the sub-alpine areas, columbine, silver lupine, and shooting star fringe the popular hike stringing together Nymph, Dream, and Emerald Lakes.