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Drought-induced mortality in several arid-zone Australian tree species: a study of temperature, vapour pressure deficit and plant water relations

Project Member(s): Eamus, D.

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

Start year: 2018

Summary: Drought-induced mortality in arid-zone tree species: a mechanistic study. This project aims to determine the relative importance of elevated temperature and increased vapour pressure deficit during drought in causing drought induced mortality (DIM). The outcomes of this project will be an enhanced ability to predict future mortality in response to a warmer and atmospherically drier climate. This will benefit the development of future management strategies and our ability to predict drought impacts on landscape function and productivity.


Cleverly, J, Eamus, D, Edwards, W, Grant, M, Grundy, MJ, Held, A, Karan, M, Lowe, AJ, Prober, SM, Sparrow, B & Morris, B 2019, 'TERN, Australia’s land observatory: addressing the global challenge of forecasting ecosystem responses to climate variability and change', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 095004-095004.
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FOR Codes: Ecological Impacts of Climate Change, Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change, Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation