Triggers of tree mortality under drought

@article{Choat2018TriggersOT,
  title={Triggers of tree mortality under drought},
  author={Brendan Choat and Timothy J Brodribb and Craig R Brodersen and Remko A Duursma and R. Ching L{\'o}pez and Belinda E Medlyn},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={558},
  pages={531-539}
}
Severe droughts have caused widespread tree mortality across many forest biomes with profound effects on the function of ecosystems and carbon balance. Climate change is expected to intensify regional-scale droughts, focusing attention on the physiological basis of drought-induced tree mortality. Recent work has shown that catastrophic failure of the plant hydraulic system is a principal mechanism involved in extensive crown death and tree mortality during drought, but the multi-dimensional… CONTINUE READING

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