tropical woodland

tropical woodland

[′träp·ə·kəl ′wu̇d·lənd]
(ecology)
A vegetation class similar to a forest but with wider spacing between trees and sparse lower strata characterized by evergreen shrubs and seasonal graminoids; the climate is warm and moist. Also known as parkland; savanna-woodland; tropical savanna.
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Spend the next night at nearby Malaekahana State Recreation Area, a tropical woodland next to picturesque coves and calm currents.
He describes the recent discovery of Ardipitecus ramidus, believed to be one of our earliest primate ancestors, who lived 4.4 million years ago, along with its parasites and predators, in a tropical woodland that is now the Afar desert in Ethiopia.
His work is exhibited at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham until January 22 and includes Not Far From Here, a video piece set in a clearing of tropical woodland with sunlight flickering through the foliage.
Preferred habitat is tropical woodland (Leopold 1965), ranging from sea-level to 1,600 m (Mondolfi 1972).
In sub-tropical woodlands, `development' is still synonymous with land clearing, a practice that today is rapidly eating north into tropical woodland areas, which are already suffering from a complex range of ecological disturbances.
Their salmon-pink wooden villa on Orange Blossom Hill is set in tropical woodland and can be reached by minibus.
Whether it is the 3,025km of coastline, the pristine mountain forests and rugged valleys in the north, or the tropical woodlands of the south, the Somali landscape does not lack tourism potential.
The risk is greatest in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, where population growth and food demand will hit tropical woodlands particularly hard.
The Maya Forest Garden: Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands
The House of Prayer is located 15 miles east of Fort Myers, on 10 peace-filled acres of tropical woodlands. Our five bedroom center offers a homelike atmosphere for those seeking "a holy space to come home to themselves and to God." Solar heated swimming pool, outdoor labyrinth, memorial gardens, and canoe are available.
"When you start looking at climate profiles, these closely related C3 and C4 lineages are straddling this transition zone between tropical forests and tropical woodlands and savanna," said Edwards.