temperate rainforest

temperate rainforest
A rainforest in a temperate climate.

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  • Temperate rainforest — Temperate rainforests are coniferous or broadleaf forests that occur in the temperate zone and receive high rainfall. Most of these occur in Oceanic Moist Climates in Western North America (Southeastern Alaska to Central California), Western… …   Wikipedia

  • temperate rainforest — /tɛmpərət ˈreɪnfɒrəst/ (say tempuhruht raynforuhst) noun a coniferous or broadleaf forest occurring in coastal mountains with high rainfall, as in the south east of the Australian mainland and Tasmania. See cool temperate rainforest, warm… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Inland temperate rainforest, British Columbia — The Inland Rainforest of North Central British Columbia, a temperate rainforest, is one of the most diverse, ancient ecosystems on the planet. The Inland Rainforest is part of the Interior Cedar Hemlock (ICH) zone in the Rocky Mountain Trench,… …   Wikipedia

  • cool temperate rainforest — noun a mainly broad leaved forest which exists under a mean annual biotemperature of about 12°C; carrying such species as Antarctic beech Nothofagus spp., southern sassafras Atherosperma moschatum, and leatherwood Eucryphia lucida (in Tasmania).… …   Australian English dictionary

  • warm temperate rainforest — noun an evergreen broad leaved forest favoured by a mild climate and steady rainfall, exhibiting great diversity; in Australia dominated by evergreen eucalypts, with green ferns and moisture loving conifers also present. Compare cool temperate… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rainforest — /ˈreɪnfɒrəst / (say raynforuhst) noun 1. moist, closed, evergreen forest with a high annual rainfall found in tropical and temperate areas and characterised by soft leaved trees and multiple crown layers supporting a wide variety of plant and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • temperate forest — ▪ ecology Introduction  vegetation type with a more or less continuous canopy of broad leaved trees. Such forests occur between approximately 25° and 50° latitude in both hemispheres (seeFigure 1 >). Toward the polar regions they grade into… …   Universalium

  • Rainforest — Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1750–2000 mm (68 78 inches).Rainforests are home to two thirds of all the living animal and plant species on Earth. It has… …   Wikipedia

  • Rainforest Alliance — The Rainforest Alliance is a non governmental organization (NGO) working to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with… …   Wikipedia

  • rainforest — rain forest or rain·for·est (rānʹfôr ĭst, fŏr ) n. A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 2.5 meters (100 inches). * * * Lush forest, generally composed of tall, broad leaved trees and usually… …   Universalium

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