Increased vapor pressure deficit due to higher temperature leads to greater transpiration and faster mortality during drought for tree seedlings common to the forest–grassland ecotone
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
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Special Issue: Featured papers on ‘Drought-induced forest mortality’
Volume 200, Issue 2, pages 366–374, October 2013
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Will, R. E., Wilson, S. M., Zou, C. B. and Hennessey, T. C. (2013), Increased vapor pressure deficit due to higher temperature leads to greater transpiration and faster mortality during drought for tree seedlings common to the forest–grassland ecotone. New Phytologist, 200: 366–374. doi: 10.1111/nph.12321
- Issue published online: 18 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 2013
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