Climate change in the tropics: drought effects on the phenology and eco-physiology of rainforest tree species

Oliveira Vogado, Nara (2021) Climate change in the tropics: drought effects on the phenology and eco-physiology of rainforest tree species. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

PDF (Thesis)
Download (6MB) | Preview
View at Publisher Website:


Nara Vogado investigated effects of climate change, specifically drought and elevated CO2, on the phenology and eco-physiology of tree species from the Wet Tropics. She found that phenological responses are influenced by both climate and physiological processes, and vary with species and their capacity to adapt.

Item ID: 75852
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: climate change, water use efficiency, stable isotopes, seasonality, reproductive phenology, anti-herbivory, leaf colour, leaf flush, wet tropics, carbon isotope ratio, intercellular CO2 concentration, leaf development, tropical rainforest, flowering, fruiting, leafing, ecological interactions, Asia-Pacific
Related URLs:
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2021 Nara Oliveira Vogado.
Additional Information:

Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 3: O. Vogado, Nara, Liddell, Michael J., Laurance, Susan G.W., Campbell, Mason J., Cheesman, Alexander W., Engert, Jayden E., Palma, Ana C., Ishida, Francoise Y., and Cernusak, Lucas A. (2020) The effects of an experimental drought on the ecophysiology and fruiting phenology of a tropical rainforest palm. Journal of Plant Ecology, 13 (6). pp. 744-753.

Chapter 5: Oliveira Vogado, Nara O., Winter, Klaus, Ubierna, Nerea, Farquhar, Graham D., and Cernusak, Lucas A. (2020) Directional change in leaf dry matter delta C-13 during leaf development is widespread in C-3 plants. Annals of Botany, 126 (6). pp. 981-990.

Chapter 6: Vogado, Nara O., Cheesman, Alexander W., and Cernusak, Lucas A. (2022) Delayed greening during leaf expansion under ambient and elevated CO2 in tropical tree seedlings. Austral Ecology, 47 (3). pp. 530-540.

Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 03:53
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3108 Plant biology > 310804 Plant developmental and reproductive biology @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation @ 40%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3108 Plant biology > 310806 Plant physiology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1905 Understanding climate change > 190504 Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1806 Terrestrial systems and management > 180606 Terrestrial biodiversity @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 8
Last 12 Months: 8
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page