ERC Research Leaf thermal tolerances and thermoregulation

Leaf thermal tolerances and thermoregulation

Experiment – 1

To evaluate leaf thermoregulation capacity and leaf energy balance among a tropical montane restricted species (Flindersia oppositifolia), lowland (Flindersia ifflaiana) and widespread (Flindersia bourjotiana and Flindersia brayleyana) congeners across controlled thermal regimes.

Plant experiment

Experiment – 2

To evaluate plant photosynthetic capacities among a tropical montane restricted species (Flindersia oppositifolia), lowland (Flindersia iffliana) and widespread (Flindersia bourjotiana and Flindersia brayleana) congeners across controlled thermal regimes.

Seedlings in greenhouse

Experiment – 3

To assess nutrient allocation and water use strategies in-situ and under thermally stressed conditions among a tropical montane and lowland species from the wet tropics of far north Queensland

Researcher watering seedlings