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A canopy-scale test of the optimal water-use hypothesis

Schymanski, Stanislaus J; Roderick, Michael; Sivapalan, Murugesu; Hutley, Lindsey; Beringer, Jason


Common empirical models of stomatal conductivity often incorporate a sensitivity of stomata to the rate of leaf photosynthesis. Such a sensitivity has been predicted on theoretical terms by Cowan and Farquhar, who postulated that stomata should adjust dynamically to maximize photosynthesis for a given water loss. In this study, we implemented the Cowan and Farquhar hypothesis of optimal stomatal conductivity into a canopy gas exchange model, and predicted the diurnal and daily variability of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01740.x


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