Newton, A., Munro, R.C. and Wambugu, T.W., 1993. The water status of Terminalia brownii Fresen seedlings during establishment in semi-arid sites in Kenya. Journal of Arid Environments, 25 (4), pp. 363-374.
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The water status of Terminalia brownii seedlings was assessed in relation to incident microclimate and initial irrigation treatments, during establishment at Olorgesailie in the Rift Valley of Kenya. Experimental treatments involved incorporation of a water-absorbing polymer with the root systems of the plants during establishment, and repeated irrigation, in a factorial design. The maximum photosynthetically active radiation of over 2500 μmol/m2/s recorded during the first 9 days after outplanting was associated with air temperatures of up to 47.4°C, and leaf-to-air vapour pressure deficits (VPDs) of up to 8.04 kPa. Water potentials declined to a minimum of − 3.7 MPa, 9 days after outplanting, indicating severe water deficits
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Survival ; Stomatal conductance ; Plant emergence ; Microclimate ; Irrigation ; Drought resistance ; Revegetation ; Water absorption ; Synthetic substrate ; Kenya ; Africa ; Environmental factor ; Arid environment ; Multipurpose tree ; Combretaceae ; Dicotyledones ; Angiospermae ; Spermatophyta ; Semi arid zone|
|Subjects:||Geography and Environmental Studies|
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Change|
|Deposited By:||Professor Adrian Newton|
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2009 19:36|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:19|
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