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(Duplicated record) Comparative eco-physiology of two contrasting arid zone woodlands in Central Australia

Funding: 2014: $136,000
2015: $130,000
2016: $134,000

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

Start year: 2014

Summary: This proposal addresses 2 fundamental questions: how do co-occurring species co-exist & why do Australian ecosystems have larger ecosystem water-use-efficiencies than those in the USA? This proposal will 1) determine the resilience of two contrasting arid-zone woodlands; 2) compare variation in hydraulic-related plant traits across co-existing species; and 3) determine the relative contribution of changes in assimilation and stomatal conductance to variation (across species and time) in water-use-efficiency. Outcomes of this work include a mechanistic understanding of the behaviour of water-limited woodlands in current and future climates. This is significant because such biomes are globally important and are home to 2 billion people.

Publications:

Nolan, RH, Tarin, T, Rumman, R, Cleverly, J, Fairweather, KA, Zolfaghar, S, Santini, NS, O'Grady, AP & Eamus, D 2018, 'Contrasting ecophysiology of two widespread arid zone tree species with differing access to water resources', Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 153, pp. 1-10.
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Santini, NS, Cleverly, J, Faux, R, McBean, K, Nolan, R & Eamus, D 2018, 'Root xylem characteristics and hydraulic strategies of species co-occurring in semi-arid Australia', IAWA Journal, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 43-62.
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Barraza, V, Restrepo-Coupe, N, Huete, A, Grings, F, Beringer, J, Cleverly, J & Eamus, D 2017, 'Estimation of latent heat flux over savannah vegetation across the North Australian Tropical Transect from multiple sensors and global meteorological data', AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, vol. 232, pp. 689-703.
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Nolan, RH, Fairweather, KA, Tarin, T, Santini, NS, Cleverly, J, Faux, R & Eamus, D 2017, 'Divergence in plant water-use strategies in semiarid woody species', Functional Plant Biology, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 1134-1134.
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Nolan, RH, Tarin, T, Fairweather, KA, Cleverly, J & Eamus, D 2017, 'Variation in photosynthetic traits related to access to water in semiarid Australian woody species', Functional Plant Biology, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 1087-1087.
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Beringer, J, Hutley, LB, McHugh, I, Arndt, SK, Campbell, D, Cleugh, HA, Cleverly, J, Resco de Dios, V, Eamus, D, Evans, B, Ewenz, C, Grace, P, Griebel, A, Haverd, V, Hinko-Najera, N, Huete, A, Isaac, P, Kanniah, K, Leuning, R, Liddell, MJ, Macfarlane, C, Meyer, W, Moore, C, Pendall, E, Phillips, A, Phillips, RL, Prober, SM, Restrepo-Coupe, N, Rutledge, S, Schroder, I, Silberstein, R, Southall, P, Yee, MS, Tapper, NJ, van Gorsel, E, Vote, C, Walker, J & Wardlaw, T 2016, 'An introduction to the Australian and New Zealand flux tower network - OzFlux', BIOGEOSCIENCES, vol. 13, no. 21, pp. 5895-5916.
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Chen, C, Cleverly, J, Zhang, L, Yu, Q & Eamus, D 2016, 'Modelling Seasonal and Inter-annual Variations in Carbon and Water Fluxes in an Arid-Zone Acacia Savanna Woodland, 1981-2012', ECOSYSTEMS, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 625-644.
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Cleverly, J, Eamus, D, Coupe, NR, Chen, C, Maes, WH, Li, L, Faux, R, Santini, NS, Rumman, R, Yu, Q & Huete, A 2016, 'Soil moisture controls on phenology and productivity in a semi-arid critical zone', SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, vol. 568, pp. 1227-1237.
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Eamus, D, Huete, A, Cleverly, J, Nolan, RH, Ma, X, Tarin, T & Santini, NS 2016, 'Mulga, a major tropical dry open forest of Australia: recent insights to carbon and water fluxes', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 125011-125011.
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Ma, X, Huete, A, Cleverly, J, Eamus, D, Chevallier, F, Joiner, J, Poulter, B, Zhang, Y, Guanter, L, Meyer, W, Xie, Z & Ponce-Campos, G 2016, 'Drought rapidly diminishes the large net CO2 uptake in 2011 over semi-arid Australia', SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 6.
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Santini, NS, Cleverly, J, Faux, R, Lestrange, C, Rumman, R & Eamus, D 2016, 'Xylem traits and water-use efficiency of woody species co-occurring in the Ti Tree Basin arid zone', TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 295-303.
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Eamus, D & Cleverly, J 2015, 'Australia's role in the 2011 global carbon sink anomaly', Australasian Science, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 18-19.

Eamus, D, Zolfaghar, S, Villalobos-Vega, R, Cleverly, J & Huete, A 2015, 'Groundwater-dependent ecosystems: recent insights from satellite and field-based studies', HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 4229-4256.
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Keywords: Plant ecophysiology, plant water relations

FOR Codes: Forest and Woodlands Water Management, Plant Physiology, Plant physiology , Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified, Terrestrial erosion