Journal article

Climatic and photoperiodic effects on flowering phenology of select eucalypts from south-eastern Australia

Deepa S Rawal, Sabine Kasel, Marie R Keatley, Craig R Nitschke

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology | ELSEVIER | Published : 2015

Abstract

Flowering phenology plays an important role in the plant life cycle as it is sensitive to climate. The timing and intensity of flowering is important for the reproductive success, fitness, survival and diversity of plants. Its study in relation to the environment can therefore aid in understanding the response of species to climate change. Long-term studies examining the relationship between flowering phenology and climate are limited in Australia. This study explores the effect of photoperiod length, temperature and rainfall on flowering duration and intensity of Eucalyptus tricarpa, Eucalyptus microcarpa and Eucalyptus polyanthemos using long term data sets from two locations and the stati..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria and AusAID for funding and ongoing support. We also thank the University of Melbourne for logistic support. We thank two reviewers for comments that improved the manuscript