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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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"Our commitment to disrupt outdated methods for dynamic weather analysis is the primary focus for this next stage of growth," said Alex Kubicek, Co-founder and CEO of Understory. "We are excited to work with our investors who are supporting our mission of creating a higher standard for hyperlocal weather monitoring."
metros as well as farmers on several continents could get Understory's detailed data, the Wisconsin State Journal reported
Between mid-May and early July 2013 and 2014, Veery nests were located using adult behaviors to delineate territories and systematically searching the understory vegetation.
Common understory tree and shrub species found in the plantations included Bocconia frutescens (Papaveraceae), Miconia theaezans (Melastomataceae), Palicourea acetosoides (Rubiaceae), Palicourea calophlebia (Rubiaceae), Sapium stylare (Euphorbiaceae).
This study aims to determine the spider fauna from the ground and understory (herbs, shrubs and small trees) of the TMCF in El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve (REBITRI for its Spanish acronym), Chiapas, Mexico, and to analyze if their spider species composition (i.e., species identities), richness and proportion of undescribed species are similar to those found in other TMCFs, including particularly a nearby site in the same mountain range, the Tacana volcano (Ibarra-Nunez et al., 2011; Maya-Morales et al., 2012).
Thereby, before soybean sowing in the second crop year, pruning of the forest species was carried out in order to heighten the incidence of solar radiation inside the understory. The criteria used to prune was that 50% of the green canopy was maintained and that the branches removed below the point at which the stem of the tree had a diameter of 6-8 cm (Nicodemo et al., 2016).
Relationships of gaps and understory bamboo have been studied in temperate forests to understand the response of bamboo taxa to forest regeneration (Taylor and Qin, 1992, Wang et al.
First, we describe the structure of the avian community and the species turnover, and then we assessed if the road influences bird distribution by examining changes in species composition, abundance, species richness and diversity relative to distance from the road, focusing on the most disturbance-sensitive group: understory insectivores.
pumilio, and the understory contained large clumps of bamboo (Chusquea culeou).
The author has organized the main body of his text in nine chapters devoted to the reading-writing connection, fact and truth, story and understory, beginnings, endings, and titles, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
The structure involves a dense overhead canopy and an understory dense enough to greatly reduce the wind.