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deciduous

1. Botany (of trees and shrubs) shedding all leaves annually at the end of the growing season and then having a dormant period without leaves
2. Zoology (of antlers, wings, teeth, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

deciduous

[di′sij·ə·wəs]
(biology)
Falling off or being shed at the end of the growing period or season.

deciduous

Descriptive of trees or shrubs, usually of temperate climates, that shed their leaves annually; characteristic of most hardwoods and a few softwoods.
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The mean amount (ha) of upland deciduous forest cover within kernel home ranges quadrupled for fawns from the growing to the non-growing season (Table 2).
Afforestation at the expense of renewable forests had the greatest share in the case of deciduous forests in the Alam-Pedja NR (26%), Karula NP (17%), and Lahemaa NP (37%).
The collections of foliage-dwelling spiders were from four apple orchards and adjacent deciduous forests, sampled on three to five occasions from May to August 2004.
Within the deciduous forest, Acer saccharum and Fagus grandifolia had the highest values of 0.
The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Nature of America: Northeast Deciduous Forest commemorative souvenir stamp sheet took place as part of the American Stamp Dealers Association's New York Postage Stamp Mega Event at New York City's Madison Square Garden today.
Areas characterized by low residential density and a landscape of recently reforested deciduous forest are strongly associated with the risk for Lyme disease (30,32,33).
For example, the ponderosa pine/bur oak forests represent a mixing of Rocky Mountain and eastern deciduous forest types.
At the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, the varied greens and yellows of tropical evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest, bamboo forest, savanna grasslands and fallow fields blend into a striking mosaic.
The Pwo traditionally practice short-cultivation, long-fallow farming, growing upland rice as a staple and other crops using a rotational fallow system in mixed deciduous forest.
Is a tropical forest healthier than a desert, a deciduous forest more robust than a pine barrens, a virgin prairie more vigorous than a wheat farm?
During a few days at an ROEE center, students may take interpretive hikes through deciduous forest and short grass prairie ecosystems, and may discover daphnia and spirogyra in aquatic microscopic habitats by doing a water-study lab by the lake.
Among Worldwatch's gloomiest conclusions: Millions of acres of tropical and deciduous forest still disappear each year, carbon dioxide emissions are at record highs, and population growth is outpacing food production.