Role of Top-Down-Rehydration in drought tolerance of mangroves

  • Ball, Marilyn (PI)
  • Mencuccini, Maurizio (CoI)
  • Oliveira, Rafael (CoI)
  • Sack, Lawren (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The project seeks to understand the role of absorption and storage of atmospheric water (vapour, mist, rain, dew) by shoots in survival of mangroves where high soil salinity limits root water uptake, particularly during hot, dry conditions. This research will advance understanding of drought and salinity tolerance. The project outcomes will include identification of environmental conditions that limit drought survival and functional plant traits that enhance drought survival. These outcomes are fundamental to interpreting mechanisms underlying mangrove dieback under drought and will benefit the development of process-based models for better prediction of mangrove responses to climate change.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date29/05/1831/12/21

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$368,400.00

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