A field study of the nutritional dynamics of black box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) throughout a major flooding event
Dr Denise Fernando
La Trobe University
This field study investigated interactions between environmental water levels and mineral nutrition in black box, a key floodplain eucalypt of the Murray Darling Basin. It addressed several knowledge gaps, including an understanding of black box nutrition in situ, the nutritional dynamics associated with water-level fluctuation, and changes to soils that drive black box nutrient uptake. The data gathered is likely to enable new ecophysiological insight into the species.