Water Uptake, Storage and Transpiration by Conifers: A Physiological Model
Water and Plant Life, Problems and Modern Approaches. Ecological Studies.
As part of an ecosystem study, addressed are the questions of water utilization by coniferous forests and the influence water has on growth and mineral cycling. Individual trees are an integrated system by themselves. Their water flux can be envisioned as representing an integration of four components: (1) uptake, (2) internal storage, (3) the controls upon the rate of movement of water from one part of the system to another and (4) the atmospheric demand.
The objective of this chapter is to present a conceptual framework for the movement of water through individual trees from the soil to the atmosphere. Conifers are of special interest because they illustrate the importance of internal storage and exhibit year-around physiological controls upon water movement.
© 1976 Springer-Verlag
Waring, R. H., and Running S. W. "Water uptake, Storage and Transpiration by Conifers: A Physiological Model" in Water and Plant Life, Problems and Modern Approaches. Ecological Studies, 19. Edited by O.L. Lange, Schulze E. D., and Kappen L. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1976.
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