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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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Forest type was further defined as conifer forest when conifer trees made up > 75% of canopy cover, as conifer-deciduous forest when canopy cover was ~25-75%, and as deciduous forest when canopy cover was <25% coniferous.
The vegetation in this area consists primarily of tropical deciduous forest (277 species of trees with an average canopy height of 6 m) and semi-deciduous forest established along the larger streams (where average canopy height is 10 m; Bullock and Solis-Magallanes, 1990).
Deciduous forests are the richest ecosystems on the grounds of BRF.
The proverbial land of 10 000 lakes, Minnesota has a rich suite of vegetational zones: boreal coniferous forests to the north, tall-grass prairies to the west and southwest, deciduous forests to the east and south-east, and aspen parklands to the north-west.
Similarly, western males used deciduous forests more in spring and fall compared to moose in central Massachusetts.
to Washington state on one of those multi-colored vegetation or ecoregion maps, you will see that it crosses a dozen or so different kinds of forest from the broadleaf deciduous forests of the East to the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
The arid south-west extension of the deciduous forests become extremely arid, as the influence of the 30[degrees] latitude subtropical arid belt become apparent (Yoder & Nowak 2006).
Deciduous forests are considered a variant ecosystem through providing nourishment and shelter to several animals.
In the absence of deer herbivory, native plants are better able to stand their ground against invasive plants, at least against the three invasive plants that the team monitors in eastern deciduous forests.
Besides changing the look of the forest, the transition will be good news for moose, which find lots to eat in deciduous forests, and bad news for caribou now living the area, which do not.
Girdled by deciduous forests and teeming with many species of fish, this lake commands your attention at all times.
An ecological comparison of upland deciduous forests of central Texas.