Canopy development and hydraulic function in Eucalyptus tereticornis grown in drought in CO 2 -enriched atmospheres
We report on the relationship between growth, partitioning of shoot biomass and hydraulic development of Eucalyptus tereticornis Sm. grown in glasshouses for six months. Close coordination of stem vascular capacity and shoot architecture is vital for survival of eucalypts, especially as developing trees are increasingly subjected to spasmodic droughts and rising atmospheric CO 2 levels. Trees were exposed to constant soil moisture deficits in 45 L pots (30-50% below field capacity), while...[Show more]
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