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Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements: Conservation of Soil and Water Resources

July 25, 2019 1:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Join us for the fourth in this series of public lectures, looking at the scientific evidence base informing the modernisation of Victoria’s Regional Forest Agreements. The Victorian Government is investing in science and data to better understand the range of forest values in Victoria and the systems and processes which underpin forest management, planning and decision making. Over the next four years, the Victorian Government will be partnering with Traditional Owners, and engaging with Victorian communities and stakeholders, to inform the... View Article

Research brief: Why record-breaking droughts had very different impacts on Amazon forests

April 17, 2018 3:49 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Why record-breaking droughts had very different impacts on Amazon forests

In 2005 the Amazon experienced a once in a century drought. Five years later, in 2010, it was struck by an even worse drought, with even lower rainfall occurring in the dry season. However, the response of the Amazon forest to these two once-in-a-century events showed marked differences.

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.