cloud forest

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cloud forest

[′klau̇d ‚fär·əst]
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5 cm in a 1 ha plot in a tropical montane rain forest (An et al, 1999a).
Studies on the forest in Hainan began in the 1960's (Chang, 1963a, 1963b), and these forests were described and classified into tropical rain forest (including montane rain forest as its subtype) and tropical monsoon forest vegetation types (Guangdong Institute of Botany, 1976).
The former is a lower montane rain forest with a mean precipitation of 3456 mm and a mean annual temperature of 22.
occur, between primary tropical and montane rain forests and the more
The second site, Ovando, is a montane rain forest (bosque mesofilo
Many studies of soils in TMCF have reported persistently (near-)saturated conditions, which stand in sharp contrast to the more variable moisture regimes of the lower montane rain forests found below the average base of the cloud cap.
o] for two lower montane rain forests (LMRF) of contrasting stature in East Malaysia; they observed a much lower value (0.
Although the overall distance, elevational gradient, and degree of disturbance for each transect differed, the vegetational cover at all sites is classified as Tropical Lower Montane Rain Forest and Tropical Premontane Rain Forest, according to the Holdridge (1967) "life zones" classification system.
Extractable and total soil P were lower in sites with higher P nutrient-use efficiency (litterfall dry mass divided by litterfall P amount) both for all tropical rain forest sites and for tropical montane rain forest sites (Silver 1994), which suggests that P may limit growth in many lowland and some montane sites.
Foliar nutrients during long-term soil development in Hawaiian montane rain forest.
Here, upper montane rain forests vary in composition according to exposure to the prevailing northeast trade winds, to physiography, and to differences in soils (Shreve 1914, Grubb and Tanner 1976, Tanner 1977).
Wind stress and elfin stature in a montane rain forest tree: an adaptive explanation.