Bark and leaf chlorophyll fluorescence are linked to wood structural changes in Eucalyptus saligna
Denise Johnstone, Michael Tausz, Gregory Moore, Marc Nicolas
AOB PLANTS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014
Wood structure and wood anatomy are usually considered to be largely independent of the physiological processes that govern tree growth. This paper reports a statistical relationship between leaf and bark chlorophyll fluorescence and wood density. A relationship between leaf and bark chlorophyll fluorescence and the quantity of wood decay in a tree is also described. There was a statistically significant relationship between the leaf chlorophyll fluorescence parameter Fv/Fm and wood density and the quantity of wood decay in summer, but not in spring or autumn. Leaf chlorophyll fluorescence at 0.05 ms (the O step) could predict the quantity of wood decay in trees in spring. Bark chlorophyll f..View full abstract
Our work was funded by the University of Melbourne, Australia.