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dc.contributor.authorLarge, Mark
dc.contributor.authorNessia, Hayley
dc.contributor.authorCameron, E.
dc.contributor.authorBlanchon, Dan
dc.description.abstractIn the Northern Hemisphere several studies have used historic herbarium specimens to examine change in stomatal density over time as related to changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration. In this study we compared stomatal density of leaves of the New Zealand endemic tree Corynocarpus laevigatus (karaka), collected by Banks and Solander on Cook’s first voyage to the South Pacific in 1769–1770 with nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century material of the same species. Historical eighteenth- and nineteenth-century herbarium specimens were found to have a significantly higher stomatal density than that seen in twentieth- and twenty-first-century material. Our data are consistent with there being a relationship between stomatal density in leaves of C. laevigatus and atmospheric CO2 concentration over time. To date it is unclear whether other New Zealand native tree species show a similar relationship.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai‘i Pressen_NZ
dc.rights© 2017 by University of Hawai‘i Pressen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectCorynocarpus laevigatus (karaka)en_NZ
dc.subjectstomatal densityen_NZ
dc.subjectcarbon footprinten_NZ
dc.subjectglobal warmingen_NZ
dc.titleChanges in stomatal density over time (1769–2015) in the New Zealand endemic tree Corynocarpus laevigatus J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. (Corynocarpaceae)en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden060306 Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Changeen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden060702 Plant Cell and Molecular Biologyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLarge, M., Nessia, H., Cameron, E., & Blanchon, D.J. (2017). Changes in Stomatal Density over Time (1769–2015) in the New Zealand Endemic Tree Corynocarpus laevigatus J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. (Corynocarpaceae). Pacific Science, 71(3), 319-328. doi:10.2984/71.3.6en_NZ
unitec.publication.titlePacific Scienceen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationAuckland War Memorial Museumen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeHonolulu, Hawaiien_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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