New Paper Published by Ph.D. Candidate Davis Blasini | Desert Botanical Garden

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Lab member Davis Blasini recently published a paper in Plant, Cell and Environment, a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The paper titled “Tradeoffs in Leaf Cooling and Hydraulic Safety in a Dominant Drid Land Riparian Tree Species” shows how warm adapted Fremont cottonwood trees manage to keep its leaves cooler in mid-summer than cool-adapted ecotypes, which can be highly beneficial for photosynthetic carbon gain. The report also shows that excess leaf cooling comes with the added risk of hydraulic failure associated with maintaining high water use rates to keep their leaves cool. The report can be found here.


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