Journal: Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Measurements of stem xylem hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory and field

Melcher, P.J., N.M. Holbrook, M.J. Burns, M.A. Zwieniecki, A.R. Cobb, T.J. Brodribb, B. Choat and L. Sack. 2012 Measurements of stem xylem hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory and field. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 685-694.

Xylem hydraulic properties play an essential role in supporting growth and photosynthesis and influence sensitivity to environmental conditions such as drought and freezing. Consequently, stem hydraulic conductance can be used as a comparative measure of overall hydraulic adaptation…

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