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Mesic habitat

In ecology, a mesic habitat is a type of habitat with a moderate or well-balanced supply of moisture, e.g., a mesic forest, a temperate hardwood forest, or dry-mesic prairie. Compared to a dry habitat, a mesic habitat is more moist.

Mesic is one of a triad of terms to describe the amount of water in a habitat. The others are xeric and hydric.


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