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Some ecophysiological stress indicators of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) in the north easteren of Slovenia

Matjaž Čater and Franc Batič (1999) Some ecophysiological stress indicators of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) in the north easteren of Slovenia. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (58). pp. 47-83. ISSN 0351-3114

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    In the last decade in Prekmurje, there has been a noticeable decline and physiologically weakening of the pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) because ofdry climate, unfavourable precipitation patterns and human influence throughchanges in watercourses and the water table. The paper addresses the relationship between water stress of the common oak and indicators of water status in the Murska {uma forest complex (groundwater table, precipitation, water level of the rivers Mura and Ledava) using plant stress indicators such as water potential, electrical resistance of the cambial zone and crown defoliation. Ttwo permanent plots with varying levels in decline in pedunculate oak trees were chosen. Water potential, electrical resistance of cambial zone and defoliation were measured once a month. The measurements showed a relationship of considerable importance between the water potential and groundwater table, which was stronger on plot that showed more intensive decline. At the same time a pot experiment was carried out withfive year common oak seedlings to define water potential at wilting and permanent stomatal closure point. The wilting point was reached at values between -0,5 and -0,7 MPa and permanent stomatal closure was reached below -1,62 MPa.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.), oak decline, site, groundwater table, xylem water potential, electrical resistance, cambium
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 504230
    Divisions: Slovenian Forestry Institute > Department of Forest Yield and Silviculture
    Item ID: 385
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2014 13:35
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 13:35
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/385

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