Articles | Volume 14, issue 19
Research article
13 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 13 Oct 2017

Soil moisture control of sap-flow response to biophysical factors in a desert-shrub species, Artemisia ordosica

Tianshan Zha, Duo Qian, Xin Jia, Yujie Bai, Yun Tian, Charles P.-A. Bourque, Jingyong Ma, Wei Feng, Bin Wu, and Heli Peltola

Data sets

ata of environmental factors and sap-flow rate in 2013 and 2014 and data of stomatal conductance (gs) in 2013 and 2014 Beijing Forestry University

Short summary
According to this study, Artemisia ordosica escaped water limitations by invoking a water-conservation strategy with the regulation of stomatal conductance and advancement of sap-flow peaking time, manifesting in a hysteresis effect. This study provides a significant contribution to the understanding of acclimation processes in desert-shrub species to drought-associated stress in dryland ecosystems.
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