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an area of woodland, historically, one owned by the sovereign and set apart as a hunting ground with its own laws and officers.
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Bird activity and seed dispersal of a montane forest tree (Dunalia arborescens) in Jamaica.
The Cyatheaceae live in the lower and middle strata of the cloud forest, where they occupy a significant percentage of the basal (foundation) area, though they also occur in other types of lowland and montane forest.
In the meanwhile, more than a thousand plant species have been provisionally identified, with about 350 growing in the high elevation grasslands and the remainder in the montane forests.
In 1992, Colombian drug dealers converted 11,000 hectares of pristine montane forest to poppy fields, reports biologist Jaime Cavelier of the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia.
Fragmentation, disturbance and tree diversity conservation in tropical montane forests.
With the aim to characterize and compare the bat fauna associated with highland areas of the Atlantic Forest of southern Minas Gerais, we document species richness and species composition, as well as structure of bat assemblages in cloud forest, montane forest and campo de altitude at Chapada do Abanador, a priority area for biodiversity conservation in the state.
Together, we pushed up and over a vast ridgeline, thick with montane forest that dripped with lichen, and down into the isolated lands of the southern Yali tribes.
Ecology of acorn dispersal by small mammals in montane forests of Chiapas, Mexico: 165-176 (in) KAPPELLE, M.
Most of our effort was expended in either lowland (400-500 m asl) cattle ranching country, or in a forested coffee finca (farm) sited in oak/pine montane forest at 1000-1500 m asl.
Wetland habitats may grade upslope into bio-refuge expressions, but upland wetlands often have linear margins of rapidly steepening transition scarps, where the wetland character changes abruptly to drier steppe or montane forest.
This concurs with findings by Vallan (2002) in rainforests of Madagascar, Pineda and Halffter (2004) in a montane forest in Mexico, and Hillers et al.