retrogressional

retrogressional

(ˌrɛtrəˈɡrɛʃənəl)
adj
another word for retrogressive
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The present study seeks to contribute to a more complete understanding of this particular facet of treeline evolution by analyzing and monitoring the recent and subrecent history of arboreal vegetation in a typical retrogressional patch in the subalpine birch forest belt.
Since climate warming over the past century has not reversed the retrogressional trend of the birch at the study site, it must be inferred that particular local topoclimatic characteristics, wind exposure being the foremost, limit the studied birch population and its response patterns.