treeline

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treeline

[′trē‚līn]
(ecology)
The altitudinal or latitudinal limit beyond which conditions do not permit the growth of trees.
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This was promising, so I settled back and kept working the binoculars along the treelines.
Kraig Silver, executive vice president of Treelines, made the announcement and represented ownership in all of these transactions.
The shift is revealed by the first global analysis of treelines published in the journal Ecology Letters.
The Green Zone, with its maze of fast-flowing, streams and ditches, treelines and open fields, gives unlimited ambush positions to its Taliban defenders.
Albeit, there is some agreement that altitudinal treelines are currently advancing to higher altitudes, similar to the recognized advance of latitudinal treelines further north in the northern hemisphere (Arno, 1984; Shugart et al.
With its sensors mounted on the aircraft's mast as opposed to its nose, as is the case with some other helicopter sighting systems, the Kiowa Warrior is able to stay better concealed and, thus, safer from attack--able, for instance, to hover close to treelines or ridgelines when operating its sensors.
Washington, August 13 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that treelines are not universally responding to climate warming by advancing as expected.
The open terrain, panoramic views, carefully planned mature treelines and sculpted topography could not have been duplicated on.
The FAO figures represent a spectrum of forests, open and closed, from the equator to the frozen higher latitudes, and from coastal mangroves to montane treelines.
The persistence of some individual Picea clones from the early Holocene thermal optimum to the present implies that permanently open or semi-open spots existed in the high-mountain landscape even during periods when treelines in general were much higher than at present.
Significant net growth of individuals has been observed in several ground-level repeat photography studies and appears to have been the most consistent type of change evident at treelines worldwide during the 20th century (e.
The local treelines (the upper limit of 2 m high trees) are positioned at 800 m a.