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Glossary


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Phenology

 

The timing of plant behaviors governed by increasing or decreasing day length and/or growing degree days. These behaviors include the greening up of plants, senescence of plants, leaf production, and leaf drop.

 
Photosynthesis

 

The metabolic process where plants use CO2 from the air (or water) to build plant material and release O2 in the process. There are several pathways of photosynthesis with different responses to atmospheric CO2 concentrations.

 
Plant

 

Any plant, tree, shrub, herb, flower, nursery stock, culture, vegetable, or other vegetation; and also includes any fruit, seed, spore and portion or product of any plant; and also includes all aquatic plants.

 
Protected forest

 

An area notified under the provisions of Indian Forest Act or other State Forest Acts, having limited degree of protection. In protected forest all activities are permitted unless prohibited .

 
Provisioning services

 

The products obtained from ecosystems, including, for example, genetic resources, food and fibre, and freshwater.