cloud forest

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cloud forest

n.
A high-elevation tropical forest that receives much of its moisture from direct contact with clouds rather than from rain.
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The tropical forests of China in the strict sense do not include tropical monsoon forests (Zhu, 2011) but include tropical rain forests in lowlands and tropical montane rain forests, which were classified as a sub-type of forest (Wu, 1987; Zhu, 2006; Zhu et al.
The property includes the largest and least disturbed remaining areas of the submontane and montane rain forests of Sri Lanka which are a global conservation priority on many accounts.
Bellingham & Sparrow (2009) point out that steep slopes affect the vegetation of montane rain forests by increased ground surface disturbance and decreased availability of nitrogen.
Lodge DJ, Scatena FN, Asbury CE, Sanchez MJ (1991) Fine litter fall and related nutrient input resulting from Hurricane Hugo in subtropical wet and lower montane rain forests of Puerto Rico.
inhabit cloud forests, montane rain forests, and tropical deciduous forests, where they are threatened due to habitat destruction and
Although trees in upper montane rain forests growing on very shallow soils have been reported to die following severe droughts (Lowry et al.
Four montane rain forests of Jamaica: A quantitative characterization of the floristics, the soils and the foliar mineral levels, and a discussion of the interrelations.
Studies on the biomass and productivity in a series of montane rain forests in Jamaica.
Previous studies of Hurricane Gilbert, which passed over Jamaica on 12 September 1988, showed that levels of mortality and damage caused to the montane rain forests during the hurricane were low compared with other forests affected by hurricanes (summarized in Brokaw and Walker 1991).
Changes in forest structure, composition, and productivity permit the recognition of three forest types: tabonuco forest (150-600 m), colorado forest (600-900 m), and cloud forest (above 900 m), which correspond roughly to subtropical wet and rain forest, lower montane wet forest, and lower montane rain forest in the Holdridge Life Zone System (Ewel and Whitmore 1973).