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A Wide Brownian Land: Drought Adaptation and Niche Diversification in an Australian Conifer

Cosgrove, Meredith Jane

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Plants cover most of earth’s landmasses. Their ability to adapt to changing climates through evolutionary time has formed the distinctive biomes we see today. In plants, maintaining water supply from the roots to the leaves is critical because leaves are the sites of photosynthesis, where the sugars necessary for growth are produced. The failure of a plant’s hydraulic system can ultimately lead to death, so drought imposes a high selection pressure on plant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/154322

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