Journal: Oecologia

Leaf hydraulic vulnerability influences species’ bioclimatic limits in a diverse group of woody angiosperms

Blackman CJ, Brodribb TJ, Jordan GJ, (2012) 'Leaf hydraulic vulnerability influences species' bioclimatic limits in a diverse group of woody angiosperms', Oecologia, vol.168, pp 1-10

The ability of plants to maintain water flow through leaves under water stress-induced tension (assessed as the leaf hydraulic vulnerability; P50leaf) is intimately linked with survival. We examined the significance of P50leaf as an adaptive trait in influencing…

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Xylem cavitation vulnerability influences tree species’ habitat preferences in miombo woodlands

Vinya R., Malhi Y., Fisher J.B., Brown N., Brodribb T.J., Aragao L.E. (2013) Xylem cavitation vulnerability influences tree species’ habitat preferences in miombo woodlands Oecologia 173:711–720

Although precipitation plays a central role in structuring Africa’s miombo woodlands, remarkably little is known about plant-water relations in this seasonally dry tropical forest. Therefore, in this study, we investigated xylem vulnerability to cavitation for nine principal tree…

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