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Carbon fixation, fluorescence analyses and water potential of coastal sand-dunes, coastal heathland and mangroves in NSW

Project Member(s): Ralph, P.

Start year: 2001

Summary: This project will provide fundamental information about relationships among rates of photosynthesis, leaf fluorescence, foliar N content, leaf water potential and micro-climate in three diverse ecosystems in NSW. A comparison will be made between these data and similar data for more than one dozen ecosystems in North and South America to establish whether Australian ecosystems follow global relationships (sensu Schulze et al 1994; Reich 1999)

Keywords: Global ecology; photosynthesis; ecophysiology; water relations

FOR Codes: Plant Physiology, Terrestrial Ecology, Integrated (ecosystem) assessment and management, Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments