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Synonyms for litter

Synonyms for litter

the offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season

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Synonyms for litter

the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal

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rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)

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conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers

material used to provide a bed for animals

strew

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make a place messy by strewing garbage around

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give birth to a litter of animals

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Nutrient cycling within ecosystems is dependent on the quality and quantity of leaf litter that falls to the ground and potentially the timing of leaf fall.
The cockroaches were also present in leaf litter (holly, magnolia, oak, and pecan) and pine straw mulch.
Their main food source is leaf litter, although they can consume fruits, seeds and seedlings.
These data support our hypothesis that the decomposition rate of leaf litter of Sphagnum species is lower than that of other growth forms.
Of the total surface area of the West Pymble site, 39% was covered by mineral soil, 27% by rock outcrop, 24% by leaf litter, and 10% by proteoid root mat.
Shure and Gottschalk (1985) reported that leaf litter production was highest in the transition zone between the riverbank and the uplands, and lower toward the uplands and the frequently flooded riverbank.
Leaf litter depth and decomposition, roots, and microbial respiration increases the C[O.
A new study from Indonesia has found that their leaf litter accumulates the most copper, followed by leaves and then roots.
Microbial-mediated breakdown of leaf litter is a major component of nutrient cycles, particularly in arid ecosystems (West 1991; Austin et al.
We also found that pygmy grasshopper abundance is associated with the wetness of dicot leaf litter.
The timely removal of leaf litter can reduce harmful phosphorus concentrations in stormwater by over 80 percent in Madison, Wisconsin, according to a recent U.
Leaf litter is the most significant energy and matter resource for detrital food webs (Anderson and Sedell, 1979; Hattenschwiler et al.
They must trek through leaf litter, up and down steep slopes, and sometimes through a snowdrift, but every spring they are drawn back to the pool where they were hatched.
Heliotropium tenellum is hypothesized to be a sun plant and should be considered a stress tolerant species, found in open glades with few other herbaceous plants, low leaf litter and high % bedrock cover.
Essentially a hedgerow or edge of woodland plant, they love damp, humus-rich conditions where their fine, fibrous roots can reach out to find sustenance in the leaf litter.