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Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140101150 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101150]

Researchers Prof Derek Eamus;

Brief description This proposal addresses two fundamental questions: how do co-occurring species co-exist and why do Australian ecosystems have larger ecosystem water-use-efficiencies than those in the USA? This proposal will: determine the resilience of two contrasting arid-zone woodlands; compare variation in hydraulic-related plant traits across co-existing species; and, 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 two billion people.

Funding Amount 400000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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