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Mechanisms linking site water status and net primary productivity

Funding: 2003: $175,000
2004: $175,000
2005: $175,000
2006: $175,000

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2003

Summary: Australia is the driest of all inhabited continents and also has the lowest primary productivity. This project will determine the mechanisms linking these observations. Through development of a detailed mechanistic understanding of how site water balance determines site productivity and application of this understanding in a state-of-the-art model, we shall improve forest and water resource management and our understanding of the unique ecology of Australia.''

Keywords: Plant ecophysiology Nett Primary Productivity Photosynthesis Plant Water Status Forest Modelling

FOR Codes: Softwood plantations, Global climate change adaptation measures, Plant Physiology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Native forests, Climate Change Adaptation Measures, Plant physiology , Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)