Dutch translation: Ondergroei

English term or phrase:understory
Dutch translation:Ondergroei

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07:54 Dec 2, 2008
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Science - Forestry / Wood / Timber
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: understory
Definition from NC glossary of forestry terms:
The area below the forest canopy that comprises shrubs, snags and small tree. Because the understory receives little light, many of the plants at this level tolerate shade and will remain part of the understory. Others will grow and replace older trees that fall.

Example sentence(s):
  • The understory is a unique environment, involving more than just shade. Shade influences air temperature, humidity, soil temperature, soil moisture content, wind movement, and more. These factors impact plants. Agroforestry ejournal
  • Savanna trees influence water, light, and nutrient availability under their canopies, but the relative importance of these resources to understory plants is not well understood. CAT.INIST
  • Understory vegetation responded to thinning with increased percentage of cover and number of herbaceous species in thinned areas and in created gaps. US Forest Service
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Struiken en opslag tussen en onder de bomen van een bos;Kan gemakkelijk brand veroorzaken
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Definition from Online Encyclopedie:
Struiken en opslag tussen en onder de bomen van een bos;Kan gemakkelijk brand veroorzaken

Example sentence(s):
  • Een oorzaak van de veranderingen in de ondergroei van het dennenbos lijkt luchtvervuiling te zijn, maar ook de veroudering van het bos heeft invloed gehad op de bosbegroeiing. - Boomblad Februari 1995  
  • Het belangrijkste doel van het onderzoek is het onderbouwen van de werkhypothese dat: in loofbossen op matig voedselrijke, verzuringgevoelige bodem de boomsoort primair bepalend is voor de soortensamenstelling van de ondergroei. - KNAW  
  • Onder de bomen groeit een rijke ondergroei van onder andere blauwe bosbes, salomonszegel, dalkruid, wespenorchis en stijf havikskruid. Ook geeft de dichte ondergroei goede dekking aan zoogdieren zoals reeën. Hoofdingang van het bos ligt op de Prins Bernhardlaan, Zeist. - Weimaraner Xperience  
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Yes  ntschanz: Zie ook: https://www.itc.nl/news_events/archive/research/0008.asp
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  -> thank you!

Yes  Max Nuijens: ondergroei als brede term (breder dan onderste boomlaag)
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