Drought response strategies define the relative contributions of hydraulic dysfunction and carbohydrate depletion during tree mortality

Mitchell P. J., O'Grady A. P., Tissue D. T., White D. A., Ottenschlaeger M. L., Pinkard E. A.

NEW PHYTOLOGIST, vol.197, no.3, pp.862-872, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/nph.12064
  • Journal Name: NEW PHYTOLOGIST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.862-872
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Plant survival during drought requires adequate hydration in living tissues and carbohydrate reserves for maintenance and recovery. We hypothesized that tree growth and hydraulic strategy determines the intensity and duration of the physiological drought, thereby affecting the relative contributions of loss of hydraulic function and carbohydrate depletion during mortality.