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Miss Melissa Karlinski

Overview of thesis

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.


  • Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management) – Edith Cowan University (2013-2015)


Research Interests

  • Environmental Management
  • Plant anatomy
  • Plant-water relations


Dr Caroline Canham (ECU)

Dr Paul Drake (UWA)


Miss Melissa Karlinski
Masters by Research Student
Room 19.375
Centre for Ecosystem Management
School of Science
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup Campus
Joondalup, WA 6027
Mobile: 0432 287 006


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