Physiological Ecology | Spatial & Landscape Ecology
Abiotic factors affecting sapflow rates and chlorophyll fluorescence in Juniperus virginiana, Lonicera maackii, and Pyrus calleryana on a roadcut in Kentucky
Richard L Boyce*
*Corresponding author: Richard L Boyce
Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, USA
F1000Posters 2013, 4: 1009 (poster) [English]
Poster [793.58 KB]
98th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2013, 5 - 9 Aug 2013, PS 39-66
Ecological Society of America
The purpose of this study was to discover which environmental factors control water use and photosynthetic potential in woody species with quite different characteristics. These included the small native evergreen tree, red cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.), the long-term invasive deciduous shrub, Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Maxim), and the small emerging invasive deciduous tree Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana Decne).
J. virginiana is well-adapted to this droughty environment, though photosynthesis may decline under extremely high temperatures. L. maackii is declining, so its future performance is uncertain, while is predicted to do well in this habitat at hotter temperatures if growing seasons are not too droughty.
Monitor decline of L. maackii and look at growth of P. calleryana to see if it is growing better, as well as performing better.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
Northern Kentucky University Center for Integrative Natural Sciences and Mathematics, n/a
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