Publications


Scaling leaf respiration with nitrogen and phosphorus in tropical forests across two continents.
New Phytol 2017 May 9;214(3):1064-1077. Epub 2016 May 9.
Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Exeter, EX4 4RJ, UK.




An empirical method that separates irreversible stem radial growth from bark water content changes in trees: theory and case studies.
Plant Cell Environ 2017 Feb 6;40(2):290-303. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Richmond, NSW, 2753, Australia.

Thermal limits of leaf metabolism across biomes.
Glob Chang Biol 2017 Jan 14;23(1):209-223. Epub 2016 Oct 14.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Building 46, Canberra, ACT, 2601, Australia.

Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models.
Glob Chang Biol 2016 Dec 19;22(12):3996-4013. Epub 2016 May 19.
School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS6 2QT, UK.


A test of the 'one-point method' for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity from field-measured, light-saturated photosynthesis.
New Phytol 2016 May 31;210(3):1130-44. Epub 2015 Dec 31.
Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Av Bandeirantes, 3900, CEP 14040-901, Bairro Monte Alegre, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Convergence in the temperature response of leaf respiration across biomes and plant functional types.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2016 Apr 21;113(14):3832-7. Epub 2016 Mar 21.
Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia; ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia;


Threshold Responses to Soil Moisture Deficit by Trees and Soil in Tropical Rain Forests: Insights from Field Experiments.
Bioscience 2015 Sep 31;65(9):882-892. Epub 2015 Aug 31.
Patrick Meir is affiliated with the Research School of Biology at Australian National University, in Canberra, and with the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom. Tana E. Wood is affiliated with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service's International Institute of Tropical Forestry, in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, and with the Fundación Puertorriqueña de Conservación, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. David R. Galbraith is affiliated with the School of Geography at the University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom. Paulo M. Brando is with the Instituto Pesquisa Ambiental Amazonia, in Belém, Brazil. Antonio C. L. da Costa is affiliated with the Universidade Federal de Para, in Belém, Brazil. Lucy Rowland is with the Research School of Biology at Australian National University, in Canberra. Leandro V. Ferreira is affiliated with the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, in Belém, Brazil.

Climate Warming and Soil Carbon in Tropical Forests: Insights from an Elevation Gradient in the Peruvian Andes.
Bioscience 2015 Sep 31;65(9):906-921. Epub 2015 Aug 31.
Andrew T. Nottingham ( ) is affiliated with the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom. Jeanette Whitaker is with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at the Lancaster Environment Centre, in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Benjamin L. Turner is affiliated with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama. Norma Salinas is with the Seccion Química at the Universidad La Católica, in Lima, Peru. Michael Zimmermann is affiliated with the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, in Vienna, Austria. Yadvinder Malhi is with the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. Patrick Meir is affiliated with the Research School of Biology at Australian National University, in Canberra, and with the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom.



Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits.
New Phytol 2015 Apr 8;206(2):614-36. Epub 2015 Jan 8.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Building 134, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia; Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Building 46, Canberra, ACT, 0200, Australia.


Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites.
Glob Ecol Biogeogr 2014 Aug 22;23(8):935-946. Epub 2014 Apr 22.
School of Geography, University of Leeds Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.




Co-limitation of photosynthetic capacity by nitrogen and phosphorus in West Africa woodlands.
Plant Cell Environ 2010 Jun 20;33(6):959-80. Epub 2010 Jan 20.
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP, Scotland, UK.

Exploring the likelihood and mechanism of a climate-change-induced dieback of the Amazon rainforest.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2009 Dec 13;106(49):20610-5. Epub 2009 Feb 13.
Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY, United Kingdom.


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