Hydraulic Lift in Cork Oak Trees in a Savannah-Type Mediterranean Ecosystem and its Contribution to the Local Water Balance

@article{KurzBesson2006HydraulicLI,
  title={Hydraulic Lift in Cork Oak Trees in a Savannah-Type Mediterranean Ecosystem and its Contribution to the Local Water Balance},
  author={Cathy B. Kurz-Besson and Dennis O. Otieno and Raquel Lobo do Vale and Rolf T W Siegwolf and Markus Schmidt and Alastair Herd and Carla Ariane Minatel Nogueira and Teresa Soares David and Jorge David and John Tenhunen and Jo{\~a}o H. S. Pereira and Maria Manuela Chaves},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2006},
  volume={282},
  pages={361-378}
}
The aim of this study was to identify the sources and depth of water uptake by 15-years old Quercus  suber L. trees in southern Portugal under a Mediterranean climate, measuring δ18O and δD in the soil–plant-atmosphere continuum. Evidence for hydraulic lift was substantiated by the daily fluctuations observed in Ψs at 0.4 and 1 m depth and supported by similar δ18O values found in tree xylem sap, soil water in the rhizosphere and groundwater. From 0.25 m down to a depth of 1 m, δD trends… CONTINUE READING
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