Whole-tree distribution and temporal variation of non-structural carbohydrates in broadleaf evergreen trees
M Smith, RE Miller, SK Arndt, S Kasel, LT Bennett
Tree Physiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2018
Non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) form a fundamental yet poorly quantified carbon pool in trees. Studies of NSC seasonality in forest trees have seldom measured whole-tree NSC stocks and allocation among organs, and are not representative of all tree functional types. Non-structural carbohydrate research has primarily focussed on broadleaf deciduous and coniferous evergreen trees with distinct growing seasons, while broadleaf evergreen trees remain under-studied despite their different growth phenology. We measured whole-tree NSC allocation and temporal variation in Eucalyptus obliqua L’Hér., a broadleaf evergreen tree species typically occurring in mixed-age temperate forests, which has y..View full abstract
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The study was supported by the Integrated Forest Ecosystem Research program, which is funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Funding was also provided by a Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment and an Australian Postgraduate Award to M. Smith.