About the Authors

Alison J. O'Donnell

alison.odonnell@uwa.edu.au

Affiliation Ecosystems Research Group, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

Edward R. Cook

Affiliation Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York, United States of America

Jonathan G. Palmer

Affiliation Climate Change Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Chris S. M. Turney

Affiliation Climate Change Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gerald F. M. Page

Affiliation Ecosystems Research Group, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

Pauline F. Grierson

Affiliation Ecosystems Research Group, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia

Competing Interests

This research was funded jointly by the Australian Research Council (ARC, http://www.arc.gov.au/) in collaboration with Rio Tinto (commercial funder) under ARC Linkage Project LP120100310. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AJO CSMT PFG. Performed the experiments: AJO JGP GFMP PFG. Analyzed the data: AJO ERC JGP CSMT GFMP PFG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AJO PFG ERC. Wrote the paper: AJO ERC JGP CSMT GFMP PFG.