thorn scrub

thorn scrub

[′thȯrn ′skrəb]
(ecology)
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However, most reference the Mexican landscape as both Maiti and Rodriguez have predominately worked on Tamaulipan thorn scrub vegetation, Mexico.
Based in the remote, thorn scrub wilderness of Kora National Reserve on the banks Kenya's Tana River, his question still hangs in the air: "Who would look after the lions and land after I am gone."
In Sri Lanka, Grey francolin mostly occupy habitat with dwarf bushes and thorn scrub vegetation such as Acacia eburnean (Wijeyamohn et al.
Here we found a remarkable thorn scrub community with a rich flora of spring ephemerals after winter rains; this community characterized most of the Norte Chico prior to European settlement.
As a result of the partnership between CITGO and the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve, more than 250 volunteers of all ages helped cultivate nearly 8,000 square feet of native vegetation at the preserve throughout 2014 and 2015 by planting thorn scrub.
The study area has a thorn scrub vegetation of coastal dunes and located at 25[degrees] 40' 44 N and 97[degrees] 16' 46 W latitude (Fig.
The conservancy comprises some 10,000 acres and boasts a commercial agricultural side which has been dovetailed to augment the wildlife conservation efforts, and a number of diverse habitats including miombo and msasa woodlands, savannah grassland, rocky kopjes, riverine forest and thorn scrub.
Its hot, arid landscape dotted with semi-desert thorn scrub, countless goats and almost as many Datsun 120Y's inspires little other than lethargy.
In the two sites surveyed in this study (ranches El Herradero and San Jose de los Leones) Tamaulipean thorn scrub is the main plant community type, making this an important area for conservation and management.
Uplands were dominated by native Tamaulipan thorn scrub composed of honey mesquite, blackbrush acacia (Acacia rigidula), whitebrush (Aloysia gratissima), purple sage (Leucophyllum frutescens), creosotebush (Larrea tridentata), guajillo (Acacia berlandien), lotebush (Ziziphus obtusifolia), and Texas prickly pear (Opuntia engelmannii).
They range from Pacific coastal chaparral in the northwest to thick thorn scrub, palm trees, and a tropical dry forest in the subtropical southern cape.