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Nakad et al. 2023

Nakad, M., S. Sevanto, J.-C. Domec, and G. Katul, 2023: Linking the water and carbon economies of plants in a drying and warming climate. Curr. For. Rep., doi:10.1007/s40725-023-00202-4.

Harsher abiotic conditions are projected for many woodland areas, especially in already arid and semi-arid climates such as the Southwestern USA. Stomatal regulation of their aperture is one of the ways plants cope with drought. Interestingly, the dominant species in the Southwest USA, like in many other ecosystems, have different stomatal behaviors to regulate water loss ranging from isohydric (e.g., piñon pine) to anisohydric (e.g., juniper) conditions suggesting a possible niche separation or different but comparable strategies of coping with stress. The relatively isohydric piñon pine is usually presumed to be more sensitive to drought or less desiccation tolerant compared to the anisohydric juniper although both species close their stomata under drought to avoid hydraulic failure, and the mortality of one species (mostly piñon) over the other in the recent droughts can be attributed to insect outbreaks rather than drought sensitivity alone. Furthermore, no clear evidence exists demonstrating that iso- or anisohydric strategy increases water use efficiency over the other consistently. How these different stomatal regulatory tactics enable woody species to withstand harsh abiotic conditions remains a subject of inquiry to be covered in this review.

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  author={Nakad, M. and Sevanto, S. and Domec, J.-C. and Katul, G.},
  title={Linking the water and carbon economies of plants in a drying and warming climate},
  journal={Current Forestry Reports},

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ID  - na01600j
AU  - Nakad, M.
AU  - Sevanto, S.
AU  - Domec, J.-C.
AU  - Katul, G.
PY  - 2023
TI  - Linking the water and carbon economies of plants in a drying and warming climate
JA  - Curr. For. Rep.
JO  - Current Forestry Reports
DO  - 10.1007/s40725-023-00202-4
ER  -

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