corticolous

cor·tic·o·lous

 (kôr-tĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
Growing or living on the bark of trees or shrubs, as some lichens and mosses.

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corticolous

(kɔːˈtɪkələs)
adj
(Biology) biology living or growing on the surface of bark
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Effects of green-tree retention on abundance and guild composition of corticolous arthropods.
In Table 1, there is a clear dominance of the corticolous species that have been identified on Quercus suber and Q.
A lichen growing on tree bark is called corticolous. If it is found attached to a rock, it is saxicolous, and if it is found on the ground or soil, it is terricolous.
Sets of rare species arc delimited and discussed, as are observations as to the overall low abundance of lichens on corticolous substrates and the presence of many unhealthy foliose lichens on mature tree boles.
Cladonia cristatella Tuck.--Lignicolous (log), corticolous (Pinus slrobus cone); terricolous.
Resident corticolous oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida): Decay in community similarity with vertical distance from the ground.
The main aim of this paper is to describe the corticolous lichen community present in remnant areas of the Espinal and to analyze whether the different management of a forest determine changes in the composition and structure of that community.
Microarthropods diversity (mites and springtails) from corticolous moss in the floodable lowland Nicolas Bravo, Quintana Roo.