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  Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests are found in a belt around the equator and in the humid subtropics, and are characterized by warm, humid climates with high year-round rainfall.
Tropical and subtropical forest regions with lower rainfall are home to Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests and Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests.
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests are common in several terrestrial ecozones, including parts of the Afrotropic (equatorial Africa), Indomalaya (parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), the Neotropic (northern South America and Central America), Australasia (eastern Indonesia, New Guinea, northern and eastern Australia), and Oceania (the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean).
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 Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Three tropical dry broadleaf forest ecoregions, the East Deccan dry evergreen forests the Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests, and the Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests, are characterized by evergreen trees.
This biome is alternately known as the tropical and subtropical dry forest biome or the tropical and subtropical deciduous forest biome.
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests · Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests · Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests · Temperate coniferous forests · Boreal forests/taiga ·Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands · Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands · Flooded grasslands and savannas ;· Montane grasslands and shrublands · Tundra ·Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub ;· Deserts and xeric shrublands · Mangrove
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 Informat.io on Tropical And Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, also known as tropical rain forests or tropical wet forests, are a tropical and subtropical biome.
Tropical and subtropical regions with lower rainfall or distinct wet and dry seasons are home to Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests and Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests.
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests are common in several terrestrial ecozones, including parts of the Afrotropic (equatorial Africa), Indomalaya (parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), the Neotropic (northern South America and Central America), Australasia (eastern Indonesia, New Guinea, and northern Australia), and Oceania (the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean).
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 Portable Planetariums Home More than a Portable Planetarium"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests are a forest biome.
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands are a grassland biome located in semi-arid to semi-humid climate regions of subtropical and tropical latitudes.
Rainfall in tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands is between 50 and 150 centimetres (20 to 60 inches) a year, and can be highly seasonal, with the entire year's rainfall sometimes occurring within a couple of weeks.
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 The Ultimate Forest Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
A forest in its natural form is home to many animal and plant species, and biomass per unit area is high compared to most other biomes, though in some types of forests such as boreal forests, much of it is locked in lignin and other materials that decompose slowly.
Forests are usually classified in terms of the biome in which they exist, and in terms of leaf longevity of the major species (whether they are evergreen or deciduous).
, temperate deciduous forest) and evergreen forests (e.g.
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 Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Forests can be found in all regions capable of sustaining tree growth, at altitudes up to the tree-line, except where rainfall is too low, or natural fire frequency too high.
A forest in its natural form is home to many animal and plant species, and biomass per unit area is high compared to most other biomes.
In ecological terms, a forest may be differentiated from a woodland: a forest is considered to have a more or less closed canopy, where the branches and foliage of trees meet or interlock; a woodland is considered to have an open canopy, where some sunlight penetrates between the trees (see also: savanna).
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 Hawaii tropical moist forests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For 70 million years, the Hawaiian Islands have been isolated from the rest of the world by vast stretches of the Pacific Ocean, and this isolation has resulted in the evolution of an incredible diversity of fungi, mosses, snail, birds, and other wildlife.
In the lush, moist forests high in the mountains, Koa and ‘Ohia Lehua trees are draped with vines, orchids, ferns, and mosses.
While we often associate Hawaii with beautiful rain forests, which occur on the mountaintops of the smaller islands and on the windward sides of the larger islands, the islands' moist forest regions are also home to wet shrublands and bogs in swampy areas.
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 Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests are in a belt around the equator and the humid subtropics and are characterized by humid climates with high year-round rainfall.
Tropical subtropical regions with lower rainfall or distinct and dry seasons are home to Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests and Tropical and Subtropical Coniferous Forests.
Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests are in several terrestrial ecozones including parts of the Afrotropic (equatorial Africa) Indomalaya (parts of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia) the Neotropic (northern South America and Central America) Australasia (eastern Indonesia New Guinea and northern Australia) and Oceania (the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean).
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 Grassland
Tropical and subtropical grasslands are classified with tropical and subtropical savannas and shrublands as the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome.
Notable tropical and subtropical grasslands include the Llanos grasslands of northern South America.
They are classified with flooded savannas as the flooded grasslands and savannas biome, which occurs mostly in the tropics and subtropics.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- South Taiwan monsoon rain forests (IM0171)
It is comprised of steep, granite mountains that rise on the eastern slope from a deep oceanic trench to nearly 4,000 m in elevation at the summit of Mt. Yushan.
Tropical forests of South Taiwan are quite similar in their ecology and species composition to the coastal forests of southeastern mainland China (Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces).
While Asian mangrove forests at the latitude of Taiwan have a lower species richness than the mangrove forests in the equatorial regions, they still provide important ecosystem services such as protecting the coastline from ocean storms and catching sediment transported from land to sea.
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 Tropical forests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The tropical forests of West and Central Africa have the fewest species of trees, but even here the diversity is high compared to a temperate forest.
The landscape changed again during the Pleistocene Ice Agesthe surface of the planet that had been dominated by tropical forests for millions of years changed, and temperate forests spread in the.
What are Tropical Forests T ropical rainforests are a result of constant warm temperatures and moisture.
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 Malabar Coast moist forests - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Malabar Coast moist forests is a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of southwestern India.
It lies along India's Konkan and Malabar coasts, in a narrow strip between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats range, which runs parallel to the coast.
It is bounded on the east by the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests in Maharashtra and Karnataka, and the South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests in Kerala.
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 Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests in TutorGig Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
'Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests', also known as 'tropical wet forests', are a tropical and subtropical forest biome.
Tropical rainforests support a diverse array of fauna including mammals, reptiles, birds and invertebrates.
Dozens of families of invertebrates are found in tropical rainforests.
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 More Info on tropical rainforest - - tropicalrainforest - - tropical rainforrest
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests, also known as tropical rain forests, are a tropical and subtropical biome.
Cayos Miskitos-San Andrés and Providencia moist forests (Colombia, Nicaragua)
Windward Islands moist forests (Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Tongan tropical moist forests (OC0114)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Primary forest grows up to 100 feet (30 m) high and the main species of tree are tamanu (Calophyllum sp.), ngatata (Elattostushys falcata), tauai (Rhus taitensis), and kotone (Myristica hypergyraea).
Mangrove forests also grow along the shores of some of the small islands and along the shores of the lagoons of the larger islands.
Forest clearing, poaching for food and feathers, and introduced species that compete with or prey upon native fauna all threaten the islands' wildlife.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests (IM0115)
The forest types include Dodonea scrub, subtropical dry evergreen forests of Olea cuspidata, northern dry mixed deciduous forests, dry Siwalik sal (Shorea robusta) forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, subtropical broadleaf wet hill forests, northern tropical semi-evergreen forests, and northern tropical wet evergreen forests (Champion and Seth 1968).
The forest types are varied because of the subtropical climate, complex topography, rich alluvial soils, moisture gradient, and intermingling of taxa from the Indo-Malayan and Palearctic regions (Rawat and Mukherjee 1999).
Therefore, we used MacKinnon's (1997) digital map of the distribution of original vegetation to delineate the boundaries of the subtropical forests that run the length of the eastern and central Himalayas, flanked by the Terai and Duar savanna grasslands and the temperate broadleaf forests.
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 Equal Earth - Paintings - Indo-Malayan
Today, forest cover is estimated to be about 52 percent, but a majority is made up of monoculture plantations (plantations of a single tree species), and the trees tend to be non-native.
Mangrove forests are threatened by conversion of coastal habitat, and habitat in Kenting National Park is threatened by agriculture, mining, road construction, and thermal pollution from a nearby nuclear power plant.
Conversion of the forest to agriculture and settlements, as well as frequent fires, remain the main threats to habitat and biodiversity.
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 Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Tropical rain forests are called the "jewel of the earth", the "Earth's lungs", and the "world's largest pharmacy " because of the large amount of natural medicines discovered there.
Trees are often well connected in the canopy layer especially by the growth of woody climbers or liana s, plants with epiphytic adaptations, allowing them to grow on top of existing trees in the competition for sunlight.
For example, rain forests are responsible for containing the "basic ingredients of birth control pill s, stimulant s, and tranquilizing drug s" (Banks 36).
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 Equal Earth - Paintings - Afrotropic
Large areas of swamp forest remain in the Niger Delta, with heavy fragmentation occurring on the fringes due to oil palm plantations, commercial rice farming, and wood gathering.
People have cleared a large portion of the land for cattle and agriculture, and the forests that remain are under significant pressure from logging.
Afrotropics • Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Mindanao-Eastern Visayas rain forests (IM0129)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This tropical moist climate fosters the growth of a rich forest full of many types of trees and other plants.
Beach forest and mangroves along the coasts give way to lowland rain forest and open forest as you move into higher elevations.
The Philippine warty pig and the Philippine deer suffer from intense hunting and habitat loss, with the warty pig especially endangered because it is considered a pest to farmers.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Fiji tropical moist forests (OC0105)
The tropical islands of Fiji, Wallis, and Futuna lie in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia.
As you climb in elevation, you'll pass from lowland rain forests to montane rain forests to cloud forests.
More than 50 percent of the natural forests have been cleared; since the 1960s, about 15 percent of the remaining forest has been completely cleared, and much more is now at risk.
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 More Info on tropical rain forest - - tropical rainforest - - tropical rain forrest
Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests (Indonesia, Papua New Guinea)
Guayanan highlands forests (Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela)
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The rate of destruction of the Amazon rain forest is slowing, although ranchers, loggers and soybean farmers are illegally removing thousands of square miles of trees each year, the Brazilian government said Tuesday.
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 Forêt humide - (subtropical) humid forest (French to English translation glossary) environment,Environment & ...
Subtropical humid low montane forest: Located in the Urubamba and...
Ecogeographic Regions of GuatemalaThe Jalapan Area is a land of distinct contrasts, including isolated high peaks covered with lower montane humid forest and subtropical humid or wet forests...
humid: subtropical moist broadleaf forest; semi-humid: Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests...
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Southwest Amazon moist forests (NT0166)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the north, 120 inches (3,048 mm) of rain drench the soil each year, creating lush, moist forests, while to the south, where only 60 to 80 inches (1,524-2,032 mm) of rain fall each year, the land is drier.
Pockets of permanent swamp forests also dot the region, with vegetation rising from nutrient-poor, white, sandy soils.
Beneath the more open canopy and lower stature of these swamp forests grow many endemic plants, such as the pashaquilla, a legume, and the large, fruited cuchara-caspi.
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