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Forest

1. (Science: ecology) An extensive wood; a large tract of land covered with trees; in the united states, a wood of native growth, or a tract of woodland which has never been cultivated.

2. A large extent or precinct of country, generally waste and woody, belonging to the sovereign, set apart for the keeping of game for his use, not inclosed, but distinguished by certain limits, and protected by certain laws, courts, and officers of its own.

3. (Science: zoology) One of numerous species of blood-sucking flies, of the family tabanidae, which attack both men and beasts. See horse fly.

a fly of the genus hippobosca, especially. H. Equina. See horse tick.

forest glade, a grassy space in a forest. Forest laws, laws for the protection of game, preservation of timber, etc, in forests. Forest tree, a tree of the forest, especially a timber tree, as distinguished from a fruit tree.

Origin: OF. Forest, f. Foret, LL. Forestis, also, forestus, forestum, foresta, prop, open ground reserved for the chase, fr. L. Foris, foras, out of doors.


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Why Forest Are Necessary?

No, forests are not the lungs of the worlds, the oceans are. I'm not sure about that "per area" production, but in total oceans are much more important (as they constitute 70% of the Earths surface). But still, what ...

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by JackBean
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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Why Forest Are Necessary?

Forests are important for a whole heap of reasons and not just from an ecological perspective. In addition to what people have already said (maintain biodiversity, cleaning air and water, producing oxygen) they provide habitat ...

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by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm
 
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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... ecosystem is dominated by fresh water, the primary producers are phytoplankton and macroalgae and so on. Examples of different ecosystems include: Forests Grasslands Wetlands Lakes Rivers Rocky shores Soft shores (beaches) Deserts But the distinction between an environment and an ecosystem is the ...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
 
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Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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Why Forest Are Necessary?

Am I right in saying that per square mile forests give out considerably more oxygen (anyone know how much more?) than any other surface area. This is because of the depth of the vegetation actively photosynthesizing. Light falls off rapidly in ...

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by animartco
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
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Organism that create or supress water

Yes, I was thinking more in terms of the long term effects of eradicating the forests. 50% less plants on earth would raise the sea level by ? And if animals excrete more water than they take up 100% more people ditto Still can't get my head round animals creating ...

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by animartco
Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Organism that create or supress water
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