understory


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understory

[′ən·dər‚stȯr·ē]
(forestry)
A foliage layer occurring beneath and shaded by the main canopy of a forest.
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At each distance we measured understory coverage via a Vegetation Profile Board (Nudds, 1977).
Dwarf bamboo is known that has crucial impacts on forest composition, structure and dynamics for their dominant distribution and understory exclusive density in many temperate forests (Taylor et al.
We describe the Salticidae fauna of the understory of a typical forest, a forest dominated by bamboo, and a restoration habitat (explained below) and explore potential differences on spider fauna between them.
pumilio, and the understory contained large clumps of bamboo (Chusquea culeou).
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.
These efforts have resulted in the regrowth of forest understory that will provide food and cover for 'alala from 'io.
Summer thermal cover differs from both winter thermal cover and screening cover by not having a dense understory.
2014) according to their position in the stratum community: canopy species, intermediary stratum species (under-canopy) and understory species, using a nonparametric methodology of quartiles and medians of heights of community and species.
Fire-suppressed forests in Oak Mountain State Park (OMSP; Pelham, AL) have undergone experimental prescribed burning as a means to restore the understory of the forests to gain insight into the restoration progress.
Eugene Park Stewards, city of Eugene Parks and Open Space - Volunteers needed to remove ivy and other ecological weeds from trees and the understory in the forest from 9 a.
8-4 km, and the canopy of the 3,562 ha was mixed native seral stage with mixed seral stage understory of native and exotic vegetation.