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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.

 

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