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tussock

1. a dense tuft of vegetation, esp of grass
2. Austral and NZ
a. short for tussock grass
b. the. country where tussock grass grows

tussock

[′təs·ək]
(ecology)
A small hummock of generally solid ground in a bog or marsh, usually covered with and bound together by the roots of low vegetation such as grasses, sedges, or ericaceous shrubs.
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The grid layout was -300 x 300 m with 18 plots located in the tussock grassland catchment and 22 plots in the pine forest catchment (Fig.
For that, two criteria of pasture evaluations were used to define the forage mass available for the animals (FMa, kg DM [ha.sup.-1]): forage mass above eight cm (FM8kg DM [ha.sup.-1]) in the lower stracta (sites with presence of prostrate species without presence of tussocks) (GONCALVES et al., 2009) and 50% of the leaf blades mass of tussocks (LBMt, kg DM [ha.sup.-1]).
On the right-hand side, the driest areas were assembled by highest correlation with the non-tussock hemicriptophytes and autochoric (FG1), tussock hemicriptophytes (FG4) and geophytes (FG5).
The description of the caterpillars was consistent with the white-marked tussock moth caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma) (Figure), which ranges through much of the eastern United States and as far west as Texas and Colorado.
The more detailed purpose was to determine the relationships between vascular and moss species coverage, water table position and its seasonal fluctuations, water pH and electrical conductivity (EC), and litter, but also microtopography (coverage and height of tussocks) and coverage of Molinia caerulea.
The development of the tussock architecture in Spartina argentinensis Parodi (Poaceae: Chlorideae) is analyzed.
Rabbits are destroying the tall tussock grass that regulates the temperature of the nesting burrows and also provides critical cover from predators.
It took us just over 20 minutes to drop down out of the high country to the edge of the snow line where patches of tussock grass became visible, protruding through the ice.
Hoping to halt aerial pesticide spraying designed to kill the native tussock moth, which attacks evergreens (including Christmas trees), activists pointed out that the U.S.
The Tussock Creek site was located 20 km north-east of Invercargill.
Although the K-II centrifuge has not thus far been automated for totally remote operation, including cleaning between runs, this is not an overwhelming problem and should involve cascaded centrifuges, as was done for the mass isolation of Tussock moth polyhedral inclusion bodies (15).