The purpose of this experiment was to see if there was a correlation between water potential and the stem mechanical strength of the Malosma laurina. This experiment was conducted with the use of a Scholander-Hammel pressure chamber to find water potential and the Instron 5500 to test the mechanical strength of the stems. After analysis of the data, there was no direct correlation between water potential and the mechanical strength of stems of Malosma laurina.
Chang, William; Price, Lauren; and Pak, Nicolas, "Is there a correlation between Water Potential and Mechanical Strength of stems of Malosma laurina?" (2012). Pepperdine University, Featured Research. Paper 53.