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.
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.
Their salmon-pink wooden villa on Orange Blossom Hill is set in tropical woodland and can be reached by minibus.
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.
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.
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.
This tiny country may not have the big game associated with Africa's popular safari destinations, but it does have a meandering river, tropical woodlands, mangroves and savanna.
Consider the problem of significant eucalypt regrowth following tree clearing, which requires regular and expensive follow-up treatment -- and the potential risk of dryland salinity -- and the value of clearing in these tropical woodlands becomes highly questionable.
As tales of burning forests captured headlines in the late 1980s, a string of rock stars, movie actors, and even ice cream makers joined the fight to save tropical woodlands, helping to transform the awkward term "deforestation" into a household word.