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Stem hydraulic conductance of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) grown in elevated CO2

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Journal publication date07/1997
JournalJournal of Experimental Botany
Journal number312
Volume48
Number of pages3
Pages1487-1489
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Over two seasons in c. 600 ppm CO2, oak had lower stomatal conductance in CO2-enriched compared to ambient air, Beech showed no response to CO2 concentration on sunny days, Mirroring this pattern, exposure to elevated CO2 reduced whole-shoot hydraulic conductance per unit leaf area in oak, but not in beech.