Adrienne B Nicotra
Affiliation: Australian National University
- Geographic variation and plasticity to water and nutrients in Pelargonium australeAdrienne B Nicotra
School of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
New Phytol 176:136-49. 2007..Pelargonium arrived in Australia approximately 5 million yr ago. It is concluded here that high amounts of plasticity, in some cases adaptive, and weak integration among traits may be key to the spread and success of this species...
- Leaf shape linked to photosynthetic rates and temperature optima in South African Pelargonium speciesA B Nicotra
School of Botany and Zoology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Oecologia 154:625-35. 2008..Higher thermal optima, in conjunction with leaf dissection, may reflect selection pressure to protect photosynthetic machinery against excessive leaf temperatures when stomata close in response to water stress...
- Plant phenotypic plasticity in a changing climateA B Nicotra
Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia
Trends Plant Sci 15:684-92. 2010....
- Soil warming increases plant species richness but decreases germination from the alpine soil seed bankGemma L Hoyle
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Glob Chang Biol 19:1549-61. 2013..Implications for alpine management and areas for further study are also discussed...
- The host bias of three epiphytic Aeridinae orchid species is reflected, but not explained, by mycorrhizal fungal associationsKelli M Gowland
Research School of Biology, Building 116, Daley Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Am J Bot 100:764-77. 2013..Therefore, we predicted that the host specialization of these orchid species is a consequence of a bias toward particular orchid mycorrhizal fungi, which are in turn biased toward particular woody plant species...
- Significant phorophyte (substrate) bias is not explained by fitness benefits in three epiphytic orchid speciesKelli M Gowland
Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Bldg 116, Daley Road, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Am J Bot 98:197-206. 2011..Previous studies have proposed a degree of specificity in both interactions. Epiphytic orchids therefore provide an interesting system in which to examine multispecies interactions and the evolution of specialization...
- Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen-use efficiencyMatthew T Harrison
Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Plant Cell Environ 32:259-70. 2009..5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco). Variation in photosynthetic rate per unit nitrogen could not be explained by variation in cell wall nitrogen...
- Do invasive species show higher phenotypic plasticity than native species and, if so, is it adaptive? A meta-analysisAmy Michelle Davidson
Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Acton, ACT 0200, Australia
Ecol Lett 14:419-31. 2011....
- Population structure and diversity in sexual and asexual populations of the pathogenic fungus Melampsora liniLuke G Barrett
CSIRO Plant Industry, GPO Box 1600, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Mol Ecol 17:3401-15. 2008..Together these results illustrate the important roles of reproductive modes and geographical structure in the generation and maintenance of virulence diversity in populations of M. lini...
- Compensation for herbivory by Cucumis sativus through increased photosynthetic capacity and efficiencyVivien P Thomson
Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
Oecologia 134:167-75. 2003..Herbivore-damaged plants may be induced to use a greater proportion of the absorbed light energy for photosynthesis as a result of altered carbohydrate source-sink relationships...
- Dynamics of stomatal water relations following leaf excisionJulia E Powles
Environmental Biology Group and Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Research School of Biological Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601 Australia
Plant Cell Environ 29:981-92. 2006..We discuss the implications of our results for the mechanism of short-term stomatal responses to hydraulic perturbations, for dynamic modelling of gs and for leaf water status regulation...