Primary Research Article
Big eucalypts grow more slowly in a warm climate: evidence of an interaction between tree size and temperature
Article first published online: 25 APR 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Global Change Biology
Volume 20, Issue 9, pages 2793–2799, September 2014
How to Cite
Prior, L. D. and Bowman, D. M.J.S. (2014), Big eucalypts grow more slowly in a warm climate: evidence of an interaction between tree size and temperature. Global Change Biology, 20: 2793–2799. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12540
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2014
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2014
- Accepted manuscript online: 27 JAN 2014 11:59PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 20 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 9 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 29 AUG 2013
- Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund. Grant Number: B0018298
- Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network
Data S1. Scaling of leaf area and respiration to tree size.
Figure S1. An example of a very large Eucalyptus regnans tree growing in southern Tasmania.
Figure S2. Relationships between diameter at breast height (DBH) in large Eucalyptus regnans trees and (i) the ratio of leaf area to sapwood volume; and (ii) the ratio of leaf area to cambium area.
Figure S3. The percentage of very large eucalypts (70–150 cm diameter) in our dataset, in relation to mean annual temperature.
Table S1. Mature height, leaf and above ground biomass for temperate eucalypt species.
Table S2. Summary of support for models containing temperature, tree diameter and their interaction.
Table S3. Coefficients and standard errors of the linear mixed models used to describe growth of eucalypts.
Table S4. Coefficients and standard errors of the linear mixed models used to describe growth of eucalypts, with maximum temperature of the warmest month (MaxWarm) substituted for MAT.
Table S5. Summary of individual species' responses to MAT and DBH
Table S6. Coefficients and standard errors of terms in the global model ‘DBH increment ~ MAT × log-DBH' for the 14 individual species with >4000 observations and an MAT range >3 °C. Species for which the interaction was statistically supported are indicated in bold.
Appendix S1. References for Supporting Information.
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