temperate mixed forest

temperate mixed forest

[′tem·prət ′mikst ¦fär·əst]
(ecology)
A forest of the North Temperate Zone containing a high proportion of conifers with a few broad-leafed species.
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At lower elevations, the gradient from cool temperate rainforest to tall eucalypt forest includes a 'mixed' ecotone of cool temperate mixed forest. This blurred boundary from one vegetation type to another is unique in itself; it is characterised by an understorey of rainforest species with a eucalypt canopy (Busby and Brown 1994).
2011), and one of the largest areas of cool temperate rainforest and cool temperate mixed forest occurs in this region.
Cool temperate rainforests and cool temperate mixed forests currently require high to very high annual rainfall of 1200-2000 mm (Peel 1999).
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