Bahram. Momen's scientific contributions

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SPEC. COLL. HAS ARCHIVAL COPY; MICRO. ROOM HAS MICROFICHE COPY (1 SHEET). Thesis (M.S.)--U. of Calif., Davis. Typescript. Degree granted in Range and Wildland Science.


... The rate of soil water depletion affects the growth, water relations, and timing of leaf senescence in blue oak seedings Menke 1987, Gordon et al. 1989). When the soil dries gradually, seedlings maintain turgor pressure at increasingly negative water potentials; this adjustment does not occur if soil water decreases rapidly (Momen 1988). Because plant-water relations are correlated with leaf gas exchange and photosynthesis (Schulze 1983), early turgor loss reduces the carbon reserves available for oak seedling regrowth in successive seasons. ...