Xylem hydraulic properties of roots and stems of nine Mediterranean woody species

Abstract

We studied the hydraulic architecture and water relations of nine co-occurring woody species in a Spanish evergreen oak forest over the course of a dry season. Our main objectives were to: (1) test the existence of a trade-off between hydraulic conductivity and security in the xylem, and (2) establish the safety margins at which the species operated in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-1009-2

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