Drought traits of Eucalyptus gomphocephala in Yalgorup National Park
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
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).
Drake, P. L. (2008). Drought traits of Eucalyptus gomphocephala in Yalgorup National Park. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/188