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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At both sites, the belah or brigalow overstorey and the mid-storey of wilga (Geijera parviflora), false sandalwood (Eremophila mitchellii) and Ellangowan poison bush (Eremophila desertii) only occurred on the mounds.
There is a scattered eucalypt overstorey and a shrub layer about 6 m tall, often with a complete canopy dominated by fire-stimulated Cassina sp.
2008, Visscher and Merrill 2008) and structure of the overstorey (Hart and Chen 2006, Ujhazy et al.
Seastedt, "Woody overstorey effects on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in South African savanna," Austral Ecology, vol.
Diatom diet of abalone post-larvae (Haliotis midae) and the effect of pre-grazing the diatom overstorey. Mar.
A dendro-ecological study of forest overstorey productivity following the invasion of the non-indigenous shrub Lonicera maackii.
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?
Seiwa, "Advantages of early germination for growth and survival of seedlings of Acer mono under different overstorey phenologies in deciduous broad-leaved forests," Journal of Ecology, vol.