Journal: Trees: Structure and function

Continental-scale climatic drivers of growth ring variability in an Australian conifer

Bowman, D. M. J. S., Prior, L. D., Tng, D. Y. P., Hua, Q., Brodribb, T. J. (2011). Continental-scale climatic drivers of growth ring variability in an Australian conifer. Trees; Structure and Function, 25(5), 925-934

Callitris is Australia’s most successful and drought tolerant conifer genus. Callitris species are distributed across a huge geographical range from rainforest to arid zones, and hence they provide a rare opportunity to view plant growth trends across the…

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From desert to rainforest, sapwood width is similar in the widespread conifer Callitris columellaris

Prior, LD and Brodribb, TJ and Tng, DYP and Bowman, DMJS, From desert to rainforest, sapwood width is similar in the widespread conifer Callitris columellaris, Trees: Structure and function, 27, (1) pp. 123-129.

The process that transforms conductive sapwood to non-conductive heartwood in trees is poorly understood. Here, we use natural variation in climate to examine the environmental control of sapwood width in a widespread conifer species. We hypothesised that if…

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