Habitat-Related Responses to Water Stress and Flooding in Deciduous Tree Species

  • Yong-Mok Park
  • Yasushi Morikawa
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)


Every plant has its own unique habitat. Even within a given plant community, local differences in the distribution of species are commonly observed. To inhabit a given place, plants must adapt to the prevailing environmental. Among environmental factors, water is the most important in relation to plant distribution because plants need water in extremely great quantities for transpiration. Thus, water is absolutely necessary for plant survival. In any given local area, however, the quantity of available water does not stay within the optimal range but varies with time, diurnally and seasonally. Therefore, sometimes an excess or deficiency of water is imposed on plants. Consequently, their ability to cope with this excess or deficiency of water is an important factor determining the local distribution of plants (Park 1989, 1990).


Water Stress Soil Water Content Stomatal Conductance Vapor Pressure Deficit Leaf Water Potential 
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