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Research brief: How plants survive droughts

March 13, 2018 11:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How plants survive droughts

Understanding which plant species can recover from drought, under what conditions and the processes involved, will help researchers predict plant mortality in response to global climate change. In response to drought, some species die because of embolism-induced hydraulic failure, while others recover, following rehydration. This research focuses on structures and processes that might allow some plants to recover from drought stress via embolism reversal.

Research brief: Understanding water-use efficiency in plants

February 23, 2018 4:21 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Understanding water-use efficiency in plants

This study explored the key sources of uncertainty when scaling leaf-level understanding of water-use efficiency to ecosystem scales. The results provide key insights into interpreting (ecosystem-scale) eddy-covariance derived water-use efficiency in an ecophysiological context.

Research brief: New evapotranspiration product

February 23, 2018 3:19 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: New evapotranspiration product

This paper combines existing global evapotranspiration estimates to create a new global product with an observationally constrained estimate of uncertainty. It utilises the latest release of ground-based estimates to show that even point-based evapotranspiration estimates have information about much larger spatial scales.