Viewing leaf structure and evolution from a hydraulic perspective

Tim Brodribb, Taylor Feild, Lawren Sack

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

242 Citations (Scopus)


More than 40 000 km(3) year(-1) of water flows through the intricate hydraulic pathways inside leaves. This water not only sustains terrestrial productivity, but also constitutes nearly 70 of terrestrial evapotranspiration, thereby influencing both global and local climate (Chapin et al. 2002)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488 - 498
Number of pages11
JournalFunctional Plant Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Cite this