On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety–efficiency tradeoff in xylem

A response to Bittencourt et al.'s (2016) comment ‘On xylem hydraulic efficiencies, wood space-use and the safety–efficiency tradeoff’: in this issue of New Phytologist, pp. 1152–1155

Sean M. Gleason*, Mark Westoby, Steven Jansen, Brendan Choat, Tim J. Brodribb, Hervé Cochard, Sylvain Delzon, Uwe G. Hacke, Anna L. Jacobsen, Daniel M. Johnson, Frederic Lens, Hafiz Maherali, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta, Stefan Mayr, Katherine A. McCulloh, Hugh Morris, Andrea Nardini, Lenka Plavcová, R. Brandon Pratt, Stefan G. Schreiber & 1 others Amy E. Zanne

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11 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1158
Number of pages3
JournalNew Phytologist
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • hydraulic efficiency
  • hydraulic safety
  • plant hydraulics
  • tradeoff
  • xylem

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