Phosphorus-Use and Nitrogen-Use Strategies of Native Plants in South-western Australia

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Abstract

In this thesis, I conducted three projects to study native species in south-western Australia, known forits global biodiversity significance and exceptionally phosphorus-poor soils. The focus is onunderstanding how these plants adapt their nutritional strategies in different seasons and habitats,and assessing the prevalence of these adaptive traits in Proteaceae and co-occurring species.Furthermore, the research aims to unravel the mechanisms responsible for maintaining efficientphotosynthesis with low leaf nitrogen concentrations
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Finnegan, Patrick, Supervisor
  • Lambers, Hans, Supervisor
  • Ranathunge, Kosala, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date5 Feb 2024
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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