Title

Drought traits of Eucalyptus gomphocephala in Yalgorup National Park

Date of Award

1-1-2008

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Natural Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

The Mediterranean climate of south western Australia has undergone a significant reduction in annual rainfall potentially associated with global climate change. The resulting decrease in rainfall recharge of aquifers has been considered a cause of decline in canopy condition of several phreatophytic species of the region. The purpose of this study was to explore the possibility that a similar climate change induced decline in canopy condition has occurred in a large, iconic ,eucalypt of south western Australia: Eucalyptus gomphocephala D.C. (known commonly as Tuart).

http://library.ecu.edu.au/record=b1676604

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