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overstorey

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Definition of overstorey in English:

noun (plural overstoreys)

Ecology
The uppermost canopy level of a forest, formed by the tallest trees.
Example sentences
  • It was comparable to the other two sites in the composition and structure of both the overstorey vegetation and small mammal communities.
  • They morphotyped fine root tips and demonstrated that around 38% of the variation in EcM diversity was attributable to overstorey plant diversity.

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