My thesis project aims to help better understand the relationship between plant traits, water use
patterns and the water sources used by tropical trees in response to environmental conditions. By
incorporating assessments of traits, sap flow, stem water storage use and of the temporal and
spatial variations in xylem water isotopic composition, my project will contribute to a better
interpretation the water sources used by trees in tropical ecosystems.

Funding: UQ Research Training Program, Wet Tropics Management Authority Student Research Grant,
Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Student Research Grant

Project members

Adriana Vega Grau

PHD candidate
School of Agriculture and Food Science