A study of seedling root xylem anatomy of two Banksia species relative to water availability.
The overall aim of this project is to determine whether phreatophyte seedlings develop different xylem characteristics during establishment relative to water availability. This study will involve the analysis of xylem characteristics in order to determine whether there is a trade-off between hydraulic efficiency and safety in root xylem of two Banksia species with contrasting habitat preferences in a Mediterranean-type environment.
Dr Paul Drake (UWA)
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