Functional traits in eucalypt distributions of SE and SW Australia
Associate Professor Peter Vesk
University of Melbourne
To provide insight into which eucalypts occur where, this project examined trait-environment relationships in south east Australia and south west Western Australia. The researchers tested the generality and transferability of models of eucalypt distribution using trait-based multispecies Generalised Linear Mixed Models.
500 herbarium vouchers have been added to the MELU herbarium and Atlas of Living Australia and a substantial new trait database for SE Australian eucalypts has resulted providing a foundation for further analysis.