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Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests
Global biodiversity and productivity The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem productivity has been explored in detail in herbaceous vegetation, but patterns in forests are far less wellExpand
Aridity drove the evolution of extreme embolism resistance and the radiation of conifer genus Callitris.
Xylem vulnerability to embolism is emerging as a major factor in drought-induced tree mortality events across the globe. However, we lack understanding of how and to what extent climate has shapedExpand
Diurnal patterns of water use in Eucalyptus victrix indicate pronounced desiccation-rehydration cycles despite unlimited water supply.
Knowledge about nocturnal transpiration (E(night)) of trees is increasing and its impact on regional water and carbon balance has been recognized. Most of this knowledge has been generated inExpand
Phloem as Capacitor: Radial Transfer of Water into Xylem of Tree Stems Occurs via Symplastic Transport in Ray Parenchyma[OPEN]
Visual evidence for the radial transfer of water from phloem into xylem supports theoretical predictions that phloem acts as a water storage capacitor in tree stems. The transfer of water from phloemExpand
The capacity to cope with climate warming declines from temperate to tropical latitudes in two widely distributed Eucalyptus species.
As rapid climate warming creates a mismatch between forest trees and their home environment, the ability of trees to cope with warming depends on their capacity to physiologically adjust to higherExpand
Molecular characterization of MHC class II in a nonmodel anuran species, the fire-bellied toad Bombina bombina
While the anuran Xenopus comprises one of the best characterized nonmammalian taxa regarding the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), the organization of this gene complex has never been studiedExpand
Climate determines vascular traits in the ecologically diverse genus Eucalyptus.
Current theory presumes that natural selection on vascular traits is controlled by a trade-off between efficiency and safety of hydraulic architecture. Hence, traits linked to efficiency, such asExpand
Hydraulic functioning of tree stems--fusing ray anatomy, radial transfer and capacitance.
Not long ago, textbooks on plant physiology divulged the view that phloem and xylem are separate transport systems with exclusive functions. Phloem was flowing downwards providing roots withExpand
Trees tolerate an extreme heatwave via sustained transpirational cooling and increased leaf thermal tolerance
Heatwaves are likely to increase in frequency and intensity with climate change, which may impair tree function and forest C uptake. However, we have little information regarding the impact ofExpand
Nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis tall open forests and adjacent E. pauciflora woodlands
We measured sap flux (S) and environmental variables in four monospecific stands of alpine ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis R. Baker, AA) and snowgum (E. pauciflora Sieb. ex Spreng., SG) in Australia'sExpand