Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural overstoreys)Ecology
The uppermost canopy level of a forest, formed by the tallest trees.
- 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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