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coarse woody debris
Subject Category
K Forest Science and Forest Products
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Large dead woody material such as fallen trees and branches in various stages of decomposition that provides nutrient capital to forest resources and serves as habitat in forest and riparian ecosystems. May serve a geomorphic function in stream channels.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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Scope Note
Use for naturally uprooted trees and fallen branches that serve an ecological function in forests or in streams; For woody debris left in the forest as the result of an anthropogenic activity such as logging USE slash.
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Used For
coarse woody habitat
CWD (coarse woody debris)
large woody debris
Broader Term
dead wood
Related Term
desechos leñosos gruesos
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