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15:54 Nov 28, 2008
English to Swedish translations [PRO] 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.
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
Gamla sandtallskogar, främst i norra delen av Sverige med en undervegetation av ljung, lingonris och lavar är goliatmuseronens biotop. - Natur och Trädgård Bokförlag
Huvuddelen av Ölands skogar består av lövskog av ängskaraktär, med stort inslag av örter och gräs som undervegetation. - Ölands natur
Anna Herbst Australia Local time: 22:24 Native speaker of: Swedish, English PRO pts in category: 4
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