Publications by Christopher Blackman

An eco‐climatic framework for evaluating the resilience of vegetation to water deficit

Mitchell, P. J., O'Grady, A. P., Pinkard, E. A., Brodribb, T. J., Arndt, S. K., Blackman, C. J., Duursma, R. A., Fensham, R. J., Hilbert, D. W., Nitschke, C. R., Norris, J., Roxburgh, S. H., Ruthrof, K. X. and Tissue, D. T. (2016), An ecoclimatic framework for evaluating the resilience of vegetation to water deficit. Glob Change Biol. doi:10.1111/gcb.13177

The surge in global efforts to understand the causes and consequences of drought on forest ecosystems has tended to focus on specific impacts such as mortality. We propose an ecoclimatic framework that takes a broader view of the…

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Leaf hydraulics and drought stress: response, recovery and survivorship in four woody temperate plant speciespce_2023

Blackman CJ, Brodribb TJ, Jordan GJ, (2009) 'Leaf hydraulics and drought stress: response, recovery and survivorship in four woody temperate plant species', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol.32, pp 1584-1595

Efficient conduction of water inside leaves is essential for leaf function, yet the hydraulic-mediated impact of drought on gas exchange remains poorly understood. Here we examine the decline and subsequent recovery of leaf water potential (Yleaf), leaf hydraulic…

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Leaf hydraulic vulnerability is related to conduit dimensions and drought resistance across a diverse range of woody angiosperms

Blackman CJ, Brodribb T, Jordan GJ, (2010) 'Leaf hydraulic vulnerability is related to conduit dimensions and drought resistance across a diverse range of woody angiosperms', New Phytologist, vol.188, pp 1113-1123

Hydraulic dysfunction in leaves determines key aspects of whole-plant responses to water stress; however, our understanding of the physiology of hydraulic dysfunction and its relationships to leaf structure and ecological strategy remains incomplete. Here, we studied a morphologically…

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Two measures of leaf capacitance: insights into the water transport pathway and hydraulic conductance in leaves

Blackman CJ, Brodribb TJ. 2011.Two measures of leaf capacitance:insights into the water transport pathway and hydraulic conductance in leaves. Functional Plant Biology 38 (2): 118-126.

The efficiency and stress tolerance of leaf water transport are key indicators of plant function, but our ability to assess these processes is constrained by gaps in our understanding of the water transport pathway in leaves.Amajor challenge is…

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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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Climate Drives Vein Anatomy In Proteaceae

Jordan GJ, Brodribb TJ, Blackman CJ, Weston PH, (2013) 'Climate drives vein anatomy in Proteaceae', American Journal of Botany, vol.100, pp 1483-93

• Premise of study: The mechanisms by which plants tolerate water defi cit are only just becoming clear. One key factor in drought tolerance is the ability to maintain the capacity to conduct water through the leaves in…

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