krummholz

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krummholz

[′kru̇m‚hōlts]
(ecology)
Stunted alpine forest vegetation. Also known as elfinwood.
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acoustic monitoring, bioacoustics, Ecuanedubini, elfin forest, high altitude, montane rainforest, new species, Parque Nacional Podocarpus
In a nocturnal survey in a fairly large patch of elfin forest at 3520 m, at not particularly low temperatures, no katydid was seen, and none was heard calling while listening with the ultrasound detector (5 January 2013, 19:00-21:45 h).
805/772-9225), then walk along the boardwalk and catch a glimpse of a "pygmy oak" at the EI Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area fat the northern end of 16th St.
In a study carried out in a cloud forest in Venezuela, most of the leaves were mesophylls and macrophylls; however, in an elfin forest in Puerto Rico, that included lianas, herbaceous plants, epiphytes, shrubs, and trees, 58% of the leaves were microphylls, 25% mesophylls, only 2% leptophylls, and 12% nanophylls.
Regeneration and secondary succession in an elfin forest in Puerto Rico was studied after clearcutting of three small 49 ft x 49 ft .
There are also smaller-scale natural preserves: the eucalyptus and Monterey cypress forest of the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, the strangely crimped oaks of El Moro Elfin Forest.
One of the most pressing concerns is the fate of El Moro Elfin Forest, 90 acres of pygmy oaks and other trees in Baywood Park along Morro Bay.
It also has been used in Hawaiian classrooms to tell the story of these elfin forests and their importance to Kaua`i.