overstorey


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overstorey

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overstory

n, pl -reys or -ries
(Botany) the highest level of trees in a rainforest
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2012) or remain unchanged (Toland and Zak 1994) after thinning in response to overstorey harvesting.
How many people, for example, could name 8-10 overstorey tree species, 2030 understorey species, 60-80 bird species, half the terrestrial or arboreal mammals, or any of the frogs, reptiles, or bats of their local area?
But, as Mr Boxshall points out, 'it's not surprising to an ecologist that if you are using a suite of local native plant species and you're creating a system that is dense, and taxonomically and structurally diverse (prostrate plants, ground covers, understorey and mid-level plants, and slower-growing, larger overstorey plants), it will be good habitat for a wide range of species.
a) Riparian Swamp Forest: This forest type was found in swampy depressions along streams and remains under water continuously for a long period during the rains or where deep black heavy waterlogged soils occur and is structurally characterized by extremely diverse overstorey and understorey structure relative to other vegetation types.
Vegetation at the Marlo site is generally described as a 'wet coastal heathland assemblage' with the dominant overstorey species including Leptospermum continentale Joy Thomps.
Diatom diet of abalone post-larvae (Haliotis midae) and the effect of pre-grazing the diatom overstorey.
Sampled areas of native vegetation were typical for the region, with a jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) overstorey and a diverse understorey of perennial shrubs and non-woody, grass-like species as well as winter annuals and some geophytes (Grove et al.
There is increasing evidence of premature decline of overstorey Eucalyptus in localised areas across a diverse range of forest types in temperate Australia (Archibald et al.
Previous fire behaviour guides have been specific to certain vegetation types but the new field guide developed from Project Vesta numerically characterises the different fuel layers in the dry eucalypt forest: surface leaves, twigs and bark; near-surface grasses, low shrubs and suspended dead fine matter; elevated fuel contributed by tall shrubs; and bark on the intermediate and overstorey trees.
Canopy fogging of an overstorey tree--Recommendations for standardization.
Scanlan JC, Burrows WH (1990) Woody overstorey impact on herbaceous understorey in Eucalyptus spp.
The vegetation consists of a mixed species dry sclerophyll overstorey dominated by Eucalyptus obliqua and E.