The response of Pinus sylvestris to drought: stomatal control of transpiration and hydraulic conductance.

  title={The response of Pinus sylvestris to drought: stomatal control of transpiration and hydraulic conductance.},
  author={J. J. Irvine and Micheal P. Perks and Federico Magnani and John Grace},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  volume={18 6},
We investigated the impact of drought on the physiology of 41-year-old Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in central Scotland. Measurements were made of the seasonal course of transpiration, canopy stomatal conductance, needle water potential, xylem water content, soil-to-needle hydraulic resistance, and growth. Comparison was made between drought-treated plots and those receiving average precipitation. In response to drought, transpiration rate declined once volumetric water content (VWC) over… CONTINUE READING
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