ecomii - a better way
April 17, 2014  |  Login
temperate and cold scrub
Regional vegetation zone whose density and periodicity vary a good deal; requires a considerable amount of moisture in the soil, whether from mist, seasonal downpour, or snowmelt; shrubs may be evergreen or deciduous; and undergrowth of ferns and other large-leaved herbs are quite frequent, especially at subalpine level; wind shearing and very cold winters prevent tree growth. Also known as bosque; fourré; heath.
 Back to all terms
From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Environmental Science.  The Content is a copyrighted work of McGraw-Hill and McGraw-Hill reserves all rights in and to the Content.  The Work is © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Renewable Energy Blog

Follow the latest developments in wind, solar, biofuel, geothermal and the clean tech industry.

ecomii ecopedia

Baffled by the buzz-words? Don't worry, we were too. From phantom loads to cap-and-trade, get schooled with our easy-to-understand encyclopedia of the most popular green concepts.

Guide to Global Warming

Turn your knowledge into action! Check out our credible, comprehensive guide and learn what you can do right now to fight global warming

ecomii featured poll

Vote for your Favorite Charity



ecomii resources
ecomii Tips Newsletter 

Sign up today to receive a weekly tip for living greener

Get in Touch

Got suggestions? Want to write for us? See something we could improve? Let us know!