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SFM1 Sap Flow Meter Research Publications

The SFM1 Sap Flow Meter is widely used in research; below is a selected list of over 75 publications that have used the Sap Flow Meter in their research.


Ali, A., Al-Mulla, Y. A., Charabi, Y., Al-Wardy, M., & Al-Rawas, G. (2021). Use of multispectral and thermal satellite imagery to determine crop water requirements using SEBAL, METRIC, and SWAP models in hot and hyper-arid Oman. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14(7), 1–21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-06948-0
Espinosa, C. M. O., Salazar, J. C. S., Churio, J. O. R., & Mora, D. S. (2021). Los sistemas agroforestales y la incidencia sobre el estatus hídrico en árboles de cacao. Biotecnología en el Sector Agropecuario y Agroindustrial, 19(1), 256–267. https://doi.org/10.18684/bsaa.v19.n1.2021.1623
Früchtenicht, E., Bock, J., Feucht, V., & Brüggemann, W. (2021). Reactions of three European oak species (Q. robur, Q. petraea and Q. ilex) to repetitive summer drought in sandy soil. Trees, Forests and People, 5, 100093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tfp.2021.100093
Kannan P., Paramasivan M., Marimuthu S., Swaminathan C., & Bose, J. (2021). Applying both biochar and phosphobacteria enhances Vigna mungo L. growth and yield in acid soils by increasing soil pH, moisture content, microbial growth and P availability. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 308, 107258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.107258
Liu, Y., Nadezhdina, N., Di, N., Ma, X., Liu, J., Zou, S., Xi, B., & Clothier, B. (2021). An undiscovered facet of hydraulic redistribution driven by evaporation—a study from a Populus tomentosa plantation. Plant Physiology, 186(1), 361–372. https://doi.org/10.1093/plphys/kiab036
Matsunaga, H., Matsuo, N., Nakai, T., Yoshifuji, N., Tanaka, N., Tanaka, K., & Tantasirin, C. (2021). Absorption and emission of water vapor from the bark of teak (Tectona grandis), a deciduous tree, in a tropical region during the dry season. Hydrological Research Letters, 15(3), 58–63. https://doi.org/10.3178/hrl.15.58
Miranda, M. T., Da Silva, S. F., Silveira, N. M., Pereira, L., Machado, E. C., & Ribeiro, R. V. (2021). Root Osmotic Adjustment and Stomatal Control of Leaf Gas Exchange are Dependent on Citrus Rootstocks Under Water Deficit. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 40(1), 11–19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00344-020-10069-5
Schoppach, R., Chun, K. P., He, Q., Fabiani, G., & Klaus, J. (2021). Species-specific control of DBH and landscape characteristics on tree-to-tree variability of sap velocity. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 307, 108533. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108533
Suárez, J. C., Casanoves, F., Bieng, M. A. N., Melgarejo, L. M., Di Rienzo, J. A., & Armas, C. (2021). Prediction model for sap flow in cacao trees under different radiation intensities in the western Colombian Amazon. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 10512. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-89876-z
Wallace, T. A., Gehrig, S. L., Doody, T. M., Davies, M. J., Walsh, R., Fulton, C., Cullen, R., & Nolan, M. (2021). A multiple-lines-of-evidence approach for prioritising environmental watering of wetland and floodplain trees. Ecohydrology, 14(3), e2272. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2272


Kangur, O., Tullus, A., & Sellin, A. (2020). Night-time transpiration, predawn hydraulic conductance and water potential disequilibrium in hybrid aspen coppice. Trees, 34(1), 133–141. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-019-01903-9
Luo, Z., Deng, Z., Singha, K., Zhang, X., Liu, N., Zhou, Y., He, X., & Guan, H. (2020). Temporal and spatial variation in water content within living tree stems determined by electrical resistivity tomography. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 291, 108058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108058
Merlin, M., Solarik, K. A., & Landhäusser, S. M. (2020). Quantification of uncertainties introduced by data-processing procedures of sap flow measurements using the cut-tree method on a large mature tree. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 287, 107926. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107926
Thomsen, S., Reisdorff, C., Gröngröft, A., Jensen, K., & Eschenbach, A. (2020). “Responsiveness of mature oak trees (Quercus robur L.) to soil water dynamics and meteorological constraints in urban environments.” Urban Ecosystems, 23(1), 173–186. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-019-00908-z


Aziz, N., & Kininmonth, B. (2019). Proceedings of the 2019 Coal Operators Conference. Coal Operators’ Conference. https://ro.uow.edu.au/coal/719
Bader, M. K.-F., & Leuzinger, S. (2019). Hydraulic Coupling of a Leafless Kauri Tree Remnant to Conspecific Hosts. IScience, 19, 1238–1247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2019.05.009
Buyinza, J., Muthuri, C. W., Downey, A., Njoroge, J., Denton, M. D., & Nuberg, I. K. (2019). Contrasting water use patterns of two important agroforestry tree species in the Mt Elgon region of Uganda. Australian Forestry, 82(sup1), 57–65. https://doi.org/10.1080/00049158.2018.1547944
Gimenez, B. O., Jardine, K. J., Higuchi, N., Negrón-Juárez, R. I., Sampaio-Filho, I. de J., Cobello, L. O., Fontes, C. G., Dawson, T. E., Varadharajan, C., Christianson, D. S., Spanner, G. C., Araújo, A. C., Warren, J. M., Newman, B. D., Holm, J. A., Koven, C. D., McDowell, N. G., & Chambers, J. Q. (2019). Species-Specific Shifts in Diurnal Sap Velocity Dynamics and Hysteretic Behavior of Ecophysiological Variables During the 2015–2016 El Niño Event in the Amazon Forest. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10, 830. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00830
Li, X., Blackman, C. J., Peters, J. M. R., Choat, B., Rymer, P. D., Medlyn, B. E., & Tissue, D. T. (2019). More than iso/anisohydry: Hydroscapes integrate plant water use and drought tolerance traits in 10 eucalypt species from contrasting climates. Functional Ecology, 33(6), 1035–1049. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13320
Liu, N., Wang, H., He, X., Deng, Z., Zhang, C., Zhang, X., & Guan, H. (2019). A hybrid transpiration model for water-limited conditions. Journal of Hydrology, 578, 124104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2019.124104
Magh, R.-K., Bonn, B., Grote, R., Burzlaff, T., Pfautsch, S., & Rennenberg, H. (2019). Drought Superimposes the Positive Effect of Silver Fir on Water Relations of European Beech in Mature Forest Stands. Forests, 10(10), 897. https://doi.org/10.3390/f10100897
Thom, J. K., Szota, C., Fletcher, T. D., Grey, V., Coutts, A. M., & Livesley, S. J. (2019, July 1). Transpiration and the water balance of tree-based stormwater control measures. Novatech 2019: Urban Water Planning and Technologies for Sustainable Management. Novatech 2019, Lyon, France. www.novatech.graie.org/documents/auteurs/1D24-096THO.pdf
Torres-Ruiz, J. M., Kremer, A., Carins Murphy, M. R., Brodribb, T., Lamarque, L. J., Truffaut, L., Bonne, F., Ducousso, A., & Delzon, S. (2019). Genetic differentiation in functional traits among European sessile oak populations. Tree Physiology, 39(10), 1736–1749. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpz090


Eliades, M., Bruggeman, A., Lubczynski, M. W., Christou, A., Camera, C., & Djuma, H. (2018). The water balance components of Mediterranean pine trees on a steep mountain slope during two hydrologically contrasting years. Journal of Hydrology, 562, 712–724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.05.048
Eliades, M., Bruggeman, A., Djuma, H., & Lubczynski, M. W. (2018). Tree Water Dynamics in a Semi-Arid, Pinus brutia Forest. Water, 10(8), 1039. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10081039
Looker, N., Martin, J., Hoylman, Z., Jencso, K., & Hu, J. (2018). Diurnal and seasonal coupling of conifer sap flow and vapour pressure deficit across topoclimatic gradients in a subalpine catchment. Ecohydrology, 11(7), e1994. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1994


Anderson, R. G., Alfieri, J. G., Tirado-Corbalá, R., Gartung, J., McKee, L. G., Prueger, J. H., Wang, D., Ayars, J. E., & Kustas, W. P. (2017). Assessing FAO-56 dual crop coefficients using eddy covariance flux partitioning. Agricultural Water Management, 179, 92–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2016.07.027
Barron-Gafford, G. A., Sanchez-Cañete, E. P., Minor, R. L., Hendryx, S. M., Lee, E., Sutter, L. F., Tran, N., Parra, E., Colella, T., Murphy, P. C., Hamerlynck, E. P., Kumar, P., & Scott, R. L. (2017). Impacts of hydraulic redistribution on grass–tree competition vs facilitation in a semi-arid savanna. New Phytologist, 215(4), 1451–1461. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.14693
Fuchs, S., Leuschner, C., Link, R., Coners, H., & Schuldt, B. (2017). Calibration and comparison of thermal dissipation, heat ratio and heat field deformation sap flow probes for diffuse-porous trees. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 244–245, 151–161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.04.003
Kučera, J., Brito, P., Jiménez, M. S., & Urban, J. (2017). Direct Penman–Monteith parameterization for estimating stomatal conductance and modeling sap flow. Trees, 31(3), 873–885. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-016-1513-3
Nilsalab, P., Gheewala, S. H., & Silalertruksa, T. (2017). Methodology development for including environmental water requirement in the water stress index considering the case of Thailand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167, 1002–1008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.130
Ow, L. F., & Ghosh, S. (2017). Urban tree growth and their dependency on infiltration rates in structural soil and structural cells. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 26, 41–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.06.005
Pallewattha, M. (2017). Model development to capture the improvement of shear strength of soil using Australian native vegetation [Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wollongong]. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/81
Reddy, K. S., Sekhar, K. M., & Reddy, A. R. (2017). Genotypic variation in tolerance to drought stress is highly coordinated with hydraulic conductivity–photosynthesis interplay and aquaporin expression in field-grown mulberry (Morus spp.). Tree Physiology, 37(7), 926–937. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpx051
Reyes-Gonzalez, A. (2017). Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Crop Water Use to Improve Irrigation Water Management [Doctor of Philosophy, South Dakota State University]. https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/1708


Takeuchi, S., Takahashi, R., & Iida, S. (2016). Growth diagnosis of a transplanted tree based on sap flow measurement : A case study of <I>Magnolia grandiflora</I> L. for four years after transplantation. Journal of the Japanese Society of Revegetation Technology, 42(1), 110–115. https://doi.org/10.7211/jjsrt.42.110
Yao, Y., Tang, B., Chen, W., Sun, L., & Wang, X. (2016). Sunlight-Induced Coloration of Silk. Nanoscale Research Letters, 11(1), 293. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-016-1506-6


Apgaua, D. M. G., Ishida, F. Y., Tng, D. Y. P., Laidlaw, M. J., Santos, R. M., Rumman, R., Eamus, D., Holtum, J. A. M., & Laurance, S. G. W. (2015). Functional Traits and Water Transport Strategies in Lowland Tropical Rainforest Trees. PLOS ONE, 10(6), e0130799. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130799
Doronila, A. I., & Forster, M. A. (2015). Performance Measurement Via Sap Flow Monitoring of Three Eucalyptus Species for Mine Site and Dryland Salinity Phytoremediation. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 17(2), 101–108. https://doi.org/10.1080/15226514.2013.850466
Eller, C. B., Burgess, S. S. O., & Oliveira, R. S. (2015). Environmental controls in the water use patterns of a tropical cloud forest tree species, Drimys brasiliensis (Winteraceae). Tree Physiology, 35(4), 387–399. https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpv001
Gharun, M., Turnbull, T. L., Pfautsch, S., & Adams, M. A. (2015). Stomatal structure and physiology do not explain differences in water use among montane eucalypts. Oecologia, 177(4), 1171–1181. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-015-3252-3
Patankar, R., Quinton, W. L., Hayashi, M., & Baltzer, J. L. (2015). Sap flow responses to seasonal thaw and permafrost degradation in a subarctic boreal peatland. Trees, 29(1), 129–142. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-014-1097-8
Pfautsch, S., Dodson, W., Madden, S., & Adams, M. A. (2015). Assessing the impact of large-scale water table modifications on riparian trees: a case study from Australia. Ecohydrology, 8(4), 642–651. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.1531
Van de Wal, B. A. E., Guyot, A., Lovelock, C. E., Lockington, D. A., & Steppe, K. (2015). Influence of temporospatial variation in sap flux density on estimates of whole-tree water use in Avicennia marina. Trees, 29(1), 215–222. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-014-1105-z


Baltzer, J. L., Veness, T., Chasmer, L. E., Sniderhan, A. E., & Quinton, W. L. (2014). Forests on thawing permafrost: fragmentation, edge effects, and net forest loss. Global Change Biology, 20(3), 824–834. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12349
Eksteen, A., Singels, A., & Ngxaliwe, S. (2014). Water relations of two contrasting sugarcane genotypes. Field Crops Research, 168, 86–100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2014.08.008
Huth, N. I., Banabas, M., Nelson, P. N., & Webb, M. (2014). Development of an oil palm cropping systems model: Lessons learned and future directions. Environmental Modelling & Software, 62, 411–419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.06.021
Pfautsch, S., Peri, P. L., Macfarlane, C., van Ogtrop, F., & Adams, M. A. (2014). Relating water use to morphology and environment of Nothofagus from the world’s most southern forests. Trees, 28(1), 125–136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00468-013-0935-4
Takeuchi, S., Matsuda, A., & Nishi, Y. (2014). Sap flow movement on <I>Magnolia grandiflora</I> L. and <I>Acer palmatum</I> Thunb. after transplanting for two years. Journal of the Japanese Society of Revegetation Technology, 40(1), 60–65. https://doi.org/10.7211/jjsrt.40.60

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