[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0881221]
Prof David Ellsworth
Prof Dr Reinhart Ceulemans
Prof Gabriel Katul
Brief description How will Eucalypt tree architecture and growth adapt to future atmospheric CO2 and drought? This work is fundamental to understanding how growth and water use by Australia's forests will be modified in the future by global change. The changes in tree leaf area and canopy structure that we seek to understand will determine forest responses to increasing atmospheric CO2 and drought. It is essential to study these changes on Australian species, because they differ from forest species elsewhere in having been largely shaped by water availability. This fundamental work will flow into predictions of future forest growth and water use in Australia, with consequences for land and water resource management as well as forestry.
Funding Amount $360,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects
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