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Amazonia trees have limited capacity to acclimate plant hydraulic properties in response to long-term drought

Bittencourt, P. R. L.; Oliveira, R. S.; da Costa, A. C. L.; Giles, A. L.; Coughlin, Ingrid; Costa, P. B.; Bartholomew, D. C.; Ferreira, L. V.; Vasconcelos, S.; Barros, F. V.; Junior, J. A. S.; Oliveira, A. A. R.; Mencuccini, Maurizio; Meir, Patrick; Rowland, Lucy


The fate of tropical forests under future climate change is dependent on the capacity of their trees to adjust to drier conditions. The capacity of trees to withstand drought is likely to be determined by traits associated with their hydraulic systems. However, data on whether tropical trees can adjust hydraulic traits when experiencing drought remain rare. We measured plant hydraulic traits (e.g. hydraulic conductivity and embolism resistance) and plant hydraulic system status (e.g. leaf water...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-02-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15040
Access Rights: Open Access


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