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  • noun Land that is covered mostly with shrubs. The plural form is more commonly used.


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  • Forested shrubland, which is especially common in the transition between closed forest and tundra, represents another 3 million ha or 6.6% of Sweden.

    Land tenure and management in the boreal region 2009

  • The southern delineation follows the habitat transition from cerrado shrubland to moist forest, each with distinctive species assemblages.

    Maranhão Babaçu forests 2008

  • The rocky terrain, steep mountain slopes, and characteristic shrubland impede but do not prohibit the movement of animals and humans.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa 2008

  • Vegetative cover is predominantly desert grassland and arid shrubland, except for high elevation islands of oak, juniper, and pinyon pine woodland.

    Ecoregions of New Mexico (EPA) 2009

  • There are pockets of evergreen forest in fire-protected gorges and on deeper soils; in the east are valley thicket and succulent thicket, which are less fire-dependent, and in the drier north, low succulent Karoo shrubland which has an unparalleled diversity of species.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009

  • Several lizard species that are adapted to the exposed, sun-baked landscape of West Texas are indicative of the succulent desert shrubland: the round-tailed horned lizard, the checkered whiptail, and the greater earless lizard.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA) 2009

  • Vegetative cover is predominantly semi-desert grassland and arid shrubland, except for high elevation islands of oak, juniper, and pinyon pine woodland.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA) 2009

  • The distinctive flora of the Cape Floral Region, comprising 80% of its floristic richness, is a sclerophyllous shrubland known as fynbos (fine bush), a fine-leaved vegetation adapted to both the Mediterranean type of climate and to periodic fires and defined by location or dominant species such as coastal, mountain or grassy or proteoid fynbos.

    Cape Floral Protected Areas, South Africa 2009

  • The thorn woodland and thorn shrubland vegetation is distinctive, and these Rio Grande Plains are commonly called the “brush country”.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA) 2009

  • The extent of desert shrubland is increasing across lowlands and mountain foothills due to gradual desertification caused in part by historical grazing pressure.

    Ecoregions of Texas (EPA) 2009


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