Drought, Tree Death and Carbon Balance

Drought, Tree Death and Carbon Balance

There are 2 comments on the Ecology Global Network story from Aug 2, 2013, titled Drought, Tree Death and Carbon Balance. In it, Ecology Global Network reports that:

Trees such as eucalypts are able to lift water against gravity to the canopy via hydraulic structures that, in some cases, enable them to reach heights approaching 100 m.

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Etobicoke, Canada

#1 Aug 2, 2013
Good article.

United States

#2 Aug 2, 2013
There is a common critical drought and temperature threshold that results in significant drought damage or death across many different ecosystems. Tree death occurs when drought and temperature conditions exceed 98 percent of the total range of conditions experienced at that particular site.[from the article]

For example, the droughts, direct human effects and their interactions “may be more immediate threats to the integrity of Amazon rainforests, and should remain a focus of conservation policy.”


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