temperate rainforest


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temperate rainforest

[′tem·prət ′rān‚fär·əst]
(ecology)
A vegetation class in temperate areas of high and evenly distributed rainfall characterized by comparatively few species with large populations of each species; evergreens are somewhat short with small leaves, and there is an abundance of large tree ferns. Also known as cloud forest; laurel forest; laurisilva; moss forest; subtropical forest.
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Characteristics of a terrestrial small mammal assemblage in a temperate rainforest in Chile.
Each rainforest type found in Victoria will experience raised temperatures and reduced rainfall by 2030 and 2070 compared to current levels; while cool temperate rainforest is found in more regions than any other rainforest type, curiously, it has more restricting climate limitations than other rainforest types.
An hourlong lecture on Oregon's temperate rainforest will be held at 7 p.
After the female produces her jelly-like egg clutch, both parents tend the clutch in the leaf litter of the Australian temperate rainforest through a dry summer.
These are truly wild rivers," says Pat Rasmussen of the World Temperate Rainforest Network.
Pumalin Park is nearly 800,000 acres of temperate rainforest that cutsa large swath from the Chilean coast west to the Andes.
As part of her prize, provided by Port of Seattle and Victoria Clipper, Megan will travel with her mum, Carolyn, to Seattle, one of America's hippest cities and then on to the breathtaking Olympic Peninsula which features miles of stunning coastline and the Hoh Rainforest, one of the only temperate rainforest in the world.
Well, as an Australian friend who owned 30 acres of temperate rainforest outside Melbourne said once, "If I ever turn to you and call Central Park nature, take me outside and shoot me.
In 1991, a temperate rainforest near Puerto Montt in central Chile yielded a fungus that made annulene, a hydrocarbon that has a history going back to the first formulations of rocket fuel.
More than 600 miles of trails offer visitors access to the rest of the park, which comprises ancient forests, rivers, lakes, a temperate rainforest, and a series of craggy peaks that rise up out of the Pacific Ocean.
CULMINATING A DECADE-LONG campaign to protect British Columbia's ancient woods from unsustainable logging, environmentalists, logging company representatives and indigenous leaders arrived at an historic February agreement that promises to preserve 5 million acres of the Canadian province's temperate rainforest.