A Plant Ecology & Physiology Literature Guide: What to Read by the Ones that Write on it

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Reclamation and Restoration Ecology

Recommendation by: Professor Dr. M. Anne Naeth and Sarah R. Wilkinson, M.Sc. Research Coordinator. Reclamation and Restoration Ecology. Department of Renewable Resources. University of Alberta, Canada.

Journal papers

Palmer, M.A., R.F. Ambrose and N. LeRoy Poff. 1997. Ecological theory and community restoration ecology. Restoration Ecology 5(4):291-300.

Egler, F.E. 1954. Vegetation science concepts. I. Initial floristic composition, a factor in old-field vegetation development. Vegetatio 4:412-417.

Turner, M.G., W. L. Baker, C. J. Peterson and R. K. Peet. 1998. Factors influencing succession: lessons from large, infrequent natural disturbances. Ecosystems 1:511-523.


Templeton, V.M., R.J. Hobbs, T. Nuttle and S. Halle (Editors). 2005. Assembly rules and restoration ecology. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. Island Press. Washington D.C.

Leck, M.A., V.T. Parker and L.R. Simpson (Editors). 1989. Ecology of soil seed banks. Academic Press. San Diego, California.

Gray, A.J., M. Crawley and P. Edwards (Editors). 1987. Colonization, succession and stability. Blackwell Scientific Publications. Oxford, England.

Jordan III, W.R., M.E. Gilpin and J.D. Aber (Editors). 1987. Restoration ecology: a synthetic approach to ecological research. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, England.

Luken, O. 1990. Directing ecological succession. Chapman and Hall. New York, New York.

Munshower, F.F. 1994. Practical handbook of disturbed land revegetation. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton, Florida.

Ecophysiology & Stress Physiology

Recommendations by: Walter Larcher, Emeritus Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Journal Papers (Stress Physiology)

Demmig-Adams B., Adams W.W. III (1996): The role of xanthophyll cycle carotenoids in the protection of photosynthesis. Trends Plant Sci 1:21--26

Larcher W. (2000): Temperature stress and survival ability of Mediterranean sclerophyllous plants. Plant Biosystems 134, 279-295

Larcher W. (2005): Climatic constraints drive the evolution of low temperature resistance in woody plants. J. Agric. Meteorol. 61, 189-202

Larcher W., Wagner J., Neuner G., Méndez M., Jiménez M.S., Morales D. (1991): Thermal limits of photosynthetic function and viability of leaves of Persea indica and Persea americana. Acta Oecol.12, 529-541

Larcher W., Wagner J., Thammathaworn A. (1990): Effects of superimposed temperature stress on in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence of Vigna unguiculata under saline stress. Journal of Plant Physiology 136, 92-102

Manetas, Y. (2006): Why some leaves are anthocyanic and why most anthocyanic leaves are red? Flora 201, 163-177

Proctor, M.C.F. (2000): The bryophyte paradox: tolerance of desiccation, evasion of drought. Plant Ecology 151, 41-49

Selye, H. (1973): The evolution of the stress concept. Am. Sci. 61, 693-699

Tyree, M. T., Sperry, J. S. (1989): Vulnerability of xylem to cavitation and embolism. Annu. Rev. Plant Phys. Mol. Biol. 40, 19-38

Zarter, C R. Adams III, W W. Ebbert, V. Adamska, I. Jansson, St., Demmig-Adams, B. (2006): Winter acclimation of PsbS and related proteins in the evergreen Arctostaphylos uva-ursi as influenced by altitude and light environment. Plant, Cell and Environment 29, 869–878

Journal Papers (other Ecophysiology)

Borchert, R. Robertson, K. Schwartz, M D. Williams-Linera, G. (2005): Phenology of temperate trees in tropical climates. International Journal of Biometeorology 50, 57-65

Ehleringer J.R., Cerling T.E., Helliker B.R. (1997): C-4 photosynthesis, atmospheric CO2 and climate. Oecologia 112:285--299

Ehleringer, J. R., Sage, R. F., Flanagan, L. B., Pearcy, R. W. (1991): Climate change and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis. Trends Ecol. Evol. 6, 95-99

Gates, D. M. (1965): Energy, plants and ecology. Ecology 46,1-14

Hirose, T., Werger, M. J. A. (1987): Nitrogen use efficiency in instantaneous and daily photosynthesis of leaves in the canopy of a Solidago altissima stand. Physiol.Plant. 70, 215-222,

Hoch, G. Richter, A. Körner, Ch. (2003): Non-structural carbon compounds in temperate forest trees. Plant, Cell and Environment, 26, 1067-1081

Jiménez, M.S., „ermák, J., Kučera, J., Morales, D. (1996): Laurel forests in Tenerife, Canary Islands: the annual course of sap flow in Laurus trees and stand. J. Hydrology 183, 307-321

Körner, Ch. (2003): Carbon limitation in trees. J. Ecology, 91, 4-17

Körner, Ch., Larcher, W. (1988): Plant life in cold climates. Symp. Soc. Exp. Biol. 42, 25-57. Comp. Biol. Ltd. Cambridge 1988

Kozlowski, T. T. (1992): Carbohydrate sources and sinks in woody plants. Bot. Review 58, 107-222

Lange, O L. Green, T G A. (2005): Lichens show that fungi can acclimate their respiration to seasonal changes in temperature. Oecologia 142, 11-19

Long, St P. Zhu, X-G. Naidu, Sh L. Ort, D R. (2006): Can improvement in photosynthesis increase crop yields? Can improvement in photosynthesis increase crop yields? Plant, Cell and Environment 29, 315-330

Pearcy R.W., Ehleringer J.R. (1984): Comparative ecophysiology of C3 and C4 plants. Plant Cell Environ 7:1--13

Prado, C.H.B.A., De·Moraes, J.A.P.V. (1997): Photosynthetic capacity and specific leaf mass in twenty wood species of Cerrado vegetation under field conditions. Photosynthetica 33, 103-112

Reich, P.B., Kloeppel, B.D., Ellsworth, D.S., Walters, M.B. (1995): Different photosynthesis-nitrogen relations in deciduous hardwood and evergreen coniferous tree species. Oecologia 104, 24-30

Steudle E. (2001) The cohesion-tension mechanism and the acquisition of water by plant roots. Annu Rev Plant Physiol Plant Mol Biol 52:847--875

van Bel, A.J.E. (1996): Interaction between sieve element and companion cell and the consequences for photoassimilate distribution. Two structural hardware frames with associated software packages in dicotyledons? J Exp Bot 47:1129--1140

Werner, C., Ryel, R.J., Correia, O., Beyschlag, W. (2001): Effects of photoinhibition on whole-plant carbon gain assessed with a photosynthesis model. Plant, Cell and Environment 24, 27-40

Wohlfahrt, G., Bahn, M., Haubner, E., Horak, I., Michaeler, W., Rottmar, K., Tappeiner, U., Cernusca, A. (1999): Interspecific variation of the biochemical limitation to photosynthesis and related leaf traits of 30 species from mountain grassland ecosystems under different land use. Plant, Cell and Environment 22, 1281-1296

Books and Book chapters

Borchert, R. (2003): Environmental control of vegetative phenology in tropical dry forest trees. In: Larcher, W.: Physiological Plant Ecology - Box 5.1. 4th ed., Springer, Berlin

Crawford, R.M.M. (1989): Studies in plant survival. Blackwell SciPubl, Oxford

Jarvis, P. G., Leverenz, J. W. (1983): Productivity of temperate, deciduous and evergreen forests. In: Lange, O. L., Nobel, P. S., Osmond, C. B., Ziegler, H. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology Vol.12D, pp. 233-280. Springer, Berlin,

Kluge, M., Ting, I. P (1978): Crassulacean Acid Metabolism. Analysis of an ecological adaptation. Springer, Berlin,

Körner, Ch. (2003): Alpine plant life. Functional plant ecology of high mountain ecosystems. 2nd ed., Springer, Berlin

Küppers, M. (2003): Space filling by foliage. In: Larcher, W.: Physiological Plant Ecology - Box 1.1 and Box 1.2. 4th ed., Springer, Berlin

Larcher, W. (1994): Photosynthesis as a tool for indicating temperature stress events. In: Schulze E.-D., Caldwell M.M. (eds.): Ecophysiology of Photosynthesis, 261-277. Springer, Berlin

Lüttge, U.( 1997): Physiological ecology of tropical plants. Springer, Berlin

Marschner, H. (1995): Mineral nutrition of higher plants. 2nd ed., Academic Press, London

Nobel, P. S. (1999): Physicochemical and environmental plant physiology. 2nd ed., Academic Press, San Diego, New York

Rychnovská, M. (1993): Structure and functioning of seminatural meadows. Structure and functioning of seminatural meadows. Elsevier, Amsterdam

Sakai, A., Larcher, W. (1987): Frost survival of plants. Springer, Berlin

Salisbury, F. B. (1996): Units, symbols, and terminology for plant physiology. Oxford Univ. Press, New York

Salisbury, F. B., Ross, C. W. (1992): Plant Physiology. 4th ed.,Wadsworth, Belmont,

Schulze, E.-D. (1982): Plant life forms and their carbon, water and nutrient relations. In: Lange, O.L., Nobel, P. S., Osmond, C. B., Ziegler, H. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology 12B, pp. 615-676. Springer, Berlin

Schulze, E-D., Beck, E., Müller-Hohenstein, K. (2005): Plant Ecology. Springer, Berlin

Turner, N. C. (1979): Drought resistance and adaptation to water deficits in crop plants. In: Mussell, H., Staples, R. C. (eds.): Stress physiology in crop plants, pp. 343-372. Wiley, New York

Uchijima, Z., Seino, H. (1987): Distribution maps of net primary productivity of natural vegetation and related climatic elements on continents. Natl. Inst .Agro-Environm. Sci., Yatabe

van Bel, A.J.E. (2003): Phloem transport: the collective power of single modules. In: Larcher, W.: Physiological Plant Ecology - Box 2.2. 4th ed., Springer, Berlin

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Restoration Ecology

Recommendations by: Dr. Ariel E. Lugo. Director of the USDA Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Puerto Rico

Journal papers

Evans, F. 1956. Ecosystem as the basic unit in ecology. Science 123:1127-1128.

Ewel, J. J. 1980. Tropical succession: manifold routes to maturity. Biotropica 12 (supplement):2-7.

Odum, H. T. 1988. Self-organization, transformity, and information. Science 242:1132-1139.

Wunderle, J. M. 1997. The role of animal seed dispersal in accelerating native forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands. Forest Ecology and Management 99:223-235.


Bradshaw, A. D. 1987. Reclamation of derelict land and the ecology of ecosystems. Pages 53-74 in W. R. Jordan-III, M. E. Gilpin, and J. D. Aber, editors. Restoration ecology: a synthetic approach to ecological research. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

Ewel, J. J. 1987. Restoration is the ultimate test of ecological theory. Pages 31-33 in W. R. Jordan-III, M. E. Gilpin, and J. D. Aber, editors. Restoration ecology: a synthetic approach to ecological research. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

Majer, J. D., editor. 1989. Animals in primary succession. The role of animals in reclaimed lands. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

Odum, H. T. 1962. Man and the ecosystem. Pages 57-75 in P. E. Waggoner and J. D. Ovington, editors. Lockwood conference on the suburban forest and ecology. The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CN.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Vascular Epiphytes

Recommendation by: PD Dr. Gerhard Zotz. Institute of Botany. University of Basel, Switzerland.

Journal articles

Cardelús, C., Colwell, R.K. & Watkins jr, J.E. (2006) Vascular epiphyte distribution patterns: explaining the mid-elevation richness peak. Journal of Ecology 94, 144.

Nadkarni, N.M. & Solano, R. (2002) Potential effects of climate change on canopy communities in a tropical cloud forest: an experimental approach. Oecologia 131, 580-586.

Zotz, G. & Hietz, P. (2001) The ecophysiology of vascular epiphytes: current knowledge, open questions. Journal of Experimental Botany 52, 2067-2078.

Ackerman, J.D., Sabat, A. & Zimmerman, J.K. (1996) Seedling establishment in an epiphytic orchid: an experimental study of seed limitation. Oecologia 106, 192-198.

Gentry, A.H. & Dodson, C.H. (1987) Diversity and biogeography of neotropical vascular epiphytes. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 74, 205-233.

Zotz, G. (2005) Vascular epiphytes in the temperate zones - a review. Plant Ecology 176, 173-183.


Benzing, D.H. (1990) Vascular epiphytes. General biology and related biota. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Benzing, D.H. (2000) Bromeliaceae - Profile of an adaptive radiation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Other reviews (in Spanish)

Andrade, J.L., Graham, E.A. & Zotz, G. (2004) Determinantes morfofisiológicos y ambientales de la distribución de epífitas en el dosel de bosques. Fisiología Ecológica en Plantas (Cabrera, H.M. ed.), pp. 139-156. Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.

Zotz, G. & Andrade, J.L. (2002) La ecología y la fisiología de las epífitas y las hemiepífitas. Ecología y Conservación de Bosques Neotropicales (Guariguata, M.R. & Kattan, G.H. eds.), pp. 271-296. Libro Universitario Regional del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Ecology of Lianas

Recommendations by: Stefan Schnitzer. Assistant Professor. Department of Biological Sciences. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Journal papers

Putz, F.E. 1984. The natural history of lianas on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Ecology 65:1713-1724.

Schnitzer, S.A. and F. Bongers (2002). The ecology of lianas and their role in forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17: 223-230.

Schnitzer, S.A. (2005). A mechanistic explanation for global patterns of liana abundance and distribution. The American Naturalist, 166: 262-276.

Pérez-Salicrup, D. R. and M. G. Barker. 2000. Effect of liana cutting on water potential and growth of Senna multijuga (Caesalpiniodae) trees in a Bolivian tropical forest. Oecologia. 124:369-475.

Gerwing, J.J., S.A. Schnitzer, R.J. Burnham, F. Bongers, J. Chave, S.J. DeWalt, C.E.N. Ewango, R. Foster, D. Kenfack, M. Martinez-Ramos, M. Parren, N. Parthasarathy, D.R. Perez-Salicrup, F.E. Putz, D.W. Thomas (2006). A standard protocol for censusing lianas. Biotropica 38: 256-261. (This paper provides detailed methods for liana sampling)

Phillips, O. L., R. Vásquez M., L. Arroyo, T. R. Baker, T. Killeen, S. L. Lewis, Y. Malhi, A. Monteagudo M., D. Neill, P. Nuñez V., M. Alexiades, C. Ceron, A. Di Fiore, T. Erwin, A. Jardim, W. Palacios, M. Saldias, and B. Vinceti. 2002. Increasing dominance of large lianas in Amazonian forests. Nature 418: 770-774.


Gentry, A.H. 1991. The distribution and evolution of climbing plants. Pages 3-49 in F.E. Putz and H.A. Mooney, eds. The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Putz, F.E. and H.A. Mooney. 1991. The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. (and citations within)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Classic papers in Community Ecology

Recommendations by: Stefan Schnitzer. Assistant Professor. Department of Biological Sciences. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Journal Papers

Hairston, Smith, & Slobodkin 1960. Community structure, population control, and competition. American Naturalist 91: 421-425.

Connell, J.H. 1961. The influence of interspecific competition and other factors on the distribution of the barnacle Chthamalus stellatus. Ecology 42: 710-723.

Paine, R.T. 1966. Food web complexity and species diversity. American Naturalist 100: 65-75.

Janzen, D.H. 1970. Herbivores and the number of tree species in tropical forests. American Naturalist 104: 501-528.

Tilman, D. 1977. Resource competition between planktonic algae: an experimental and theoretical approach. Ecology 58: 338-348. (For more details on the R* theory, see

Tilman 1982: resource competition and community structure. Princeton University Press.

Connell, J.H. 1978. Diversity in tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Science 199: 1302-1310.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Tropical forest ecology and regeneration

Recommendations by: Professor Robin L. Chazdon. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. The University of Connecticut.

Journal papers

Augspurger, C. K. 1984. Seedling survival of tropical tree species: interactions of dispersal distance, light-gaps, and pathogens. Ecology 65: 1705-1712.

Bazzaz, F. A. 1979. The physiological ecology of plant succession. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 10: 351-371.

Chapin, F. S. I., Walker, B. H., Hobbs, R. J., Hooper, D. U., Lawton, J. H., Sala, O. E. & Tilman, D. 1997. Biotic control over the functioning of ecosystems. Science 277: 500-504.

Coley, P. D., Bryant, J. P. & Chapin, F. S. I. 1985. Resource availability and antiherbivore defense. Science 230: 895-899.

Grubb, P. J. 1977. The maintenance of species richness in plant communities: the importance of the regeneration niche. Biol. Rev. 52: 107-145.

Westoby, M., Falster, D. S., Moles, A. T., Vesk, P. A. & Wright, I. J. 2002. Plant ecological strategies: Some leading dimensions of variations between species. Annual Review of Ecology & Systematics 33: 125-159.


Laurance, W. F. & R. O. J. Bierregaard, Eds., 1997. Tropical Forest Remnants. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago, IL.

Press, M. C., J. D. Scholes & M. A. Barker, Eds.. 1999. Physiological Plant Ecology. Blackwell Scientific. Oxford.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Plant Ecology / General Topics

Recommendations by: Hans Lambers. Head of School of Plant Biology. The University of Western Australia.

Journal Papers

Lambers, H. & Poorter, H. 1992. Inherent variation in growth rate between higher plants: A search for physiological causes and ecological consequences. Adv. Ecol. Res. 22: 187-261.

Aerts, R., Chapin, F.S. III 2000.- The mineral nutrition of wild plants revisited: a re-evaluation of processes and patterns Adv. Ecol. Res. 30: 1-67.

Graham, J.H. & Miller, R.M. 2005. Mycorrhizas: Gene to function. Plant Soil 266:79-100.

Shane, M.W. & Lambers, H. 2005. Cluster roots: A curiosity in context. Plant Soil 266: 101-126.

Vessey, J.K ., Pawlowski, K. , Bergman, B. 2005. N2-fixing symbiosis: legumes, actinorhizal plants, and cycads. Plant Soil 266: 205 - 230.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Plant Architecture

Recommendations by: Fernando Valladares. Instituto de Recursos Naturales CSIC - Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Madrid. Spain.

Journal papers

Galvez, D., and R. W. Pearcy. 2001. Changes in crown morphology of Psychotria limonensis: implications for daily carbon gain and light interception. Oecologia 135:22–29.

Kawamura, K., and H. Takeda. 2002. Light environment and crown architecture of two temperate Vaccinum species: inherent growth rules versus degree of plasticity in light response. Canadian Journal of Botany 80:1063-1077.

Niklas, K. J., and V. Kerchner. 1984. Mechanical and photosynthetic constraints on the evolution of plant shape. Paleobiology 10:79-101.

Niklas, K. J. 2000. The evolution of plant body plans - A biomechanical perspective. Annals of Botany 85:411-438.

Pearcy, R. W., H. Muraoka, and F. Valladares. 2005. Crown architecture in sun and shade environments: assessing function and tradeoffs with a 3-D simulation model. New Phytologist 166:791–800.

Rowe, N., and T. Speck. 2005. Plant growth forms: an ecological and evolutionary perspective. New Phytologist 166:61-72.

Valladares, F., and D. Brittes. 2004. Leaf phyllotaxis: does it really affect light capture? Plant Ecology 174:11-17

Books and Book chapters

Bell, A. D. 1993. Plant form. Oxford University Press, New York.

Niklas, K. J. 1992. Plant biomechanics: an engineering approach to plant form and function. Chicago University Press, Chicago.

Remphrey, W. R., and P. Prusinkiewicz. 1997. Quantification and modelling of tree architecture. Pages 45-52 in M. T. Michalewicz, editor. Plants to Ecosystems. Advances in computational life sciences. CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia.

Valladares, F. 1999. Architecture, ecology and evolution of plant crowns. Pages 121-194 in F. I. Pugnaire and F. Valladares, editors. Handbook of functional plant ecology. Marcel Dekker, New York.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Community Ecology / Population Biology

Recommendations by: Richard Condit. Center for Tropical Forest Science- Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Journal Articles

Chesson, P. 2000. General theory of competitive coexistence in spatially varying environments. Theoretical Population Biology 58, 211-237.

Chesson, P. 2003. Quantifying and testing coexistence mechanisms arising from recruitment fluctuations. Theoretical Population Biology 64, 345–357.

B.M. Bolker, Pacala S.W. and Neuhauser C. 2003. Spatial dynamics in model plant communities: what do we really know?. Am. Nat. 162:135-148.

Stephen W. Pacala and Mark Rees. 1997. Models Suggesting Field Experiments to Test Two Hypotheses Explaining Successional Diversity Am. Nat. 152: 729.

Books and Chapter

The Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography. 2001. Stephen Hubbell. Princeton University Press. 375 pp. ISBN 0-691-02128-7.

Perspectives on Plant Competition. 1990. Grace, James B. and Tilman, David. Academic Press. ISBN: 0122944526.

Hubbell, S. P., and R. B. Foster. 1986. Biology, chance, and history and the structure of tropical rain forest tree communities. Pages 314–329 in J. Diamond and T. J. Case, editors. Community Ecology. Harper and Row, New York, New York, USA.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tree Physiology

Recommendations by: Thijs L. Pons. Department of Plant Biology. Utrecht University, The Journal Netherlands

Journal Articles
Atkin OK, Scheurwater I and Pons TL. 2006.
High thermal acclimation potential of both photosynthesis and respiration in two lowland Plantago species in contrast to an alpine congeneric. Global Change Biology 12:500-515.

Sterck FJ, Schieving F, Lemmens A and Pons TL. 2005. Performance of trees in forest canopies: explorations with a bottom-up functional-structural plant growth model. New Phytologist 166: 827-843.

Mommer L, Pons TL, Wolters-Arts M, Venema JH and Visser EJW. 2005. Submergence-induced morphological, anatomical, and biochemical responses in a terrestrial species affect gas diffusion resistance and photosynthetic performance. Plant Physiology 139: 497-508.

Books and book chapters

Lambers, H., Chapin III, F.S. & Pons, T.L. 1998. Plant Physiological Ecology. Springer, NewYork, pp. 540. ISBN 0-387-98326-0.

Lambers, H., Poorter, H. & Van Vuuren, M.M.I. (eds.) 1998. Inherent Variation in Plant growth; Physiological mechanisms and Ecological Consequences. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp 592, ISBN 90-73348-96-X.

Pons TL. 2000. Seed responses to light. In: Seeds - The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities. Ed:M.Fenner.pp 237-260 2nd edition, CAB International, Oxford. ISBN 0 85199 432 6.

Pons TL, Alexander EE, Houter NC, Rose SA and Rijkers T. 2005. Ecophysiological Patterns in Guianan Forest Plants. In: Tropical Forests of the Guiana Shield. Ed: D.S. Hammond Publisher: CABI publishing, Wallingford, UK. pp 195-231.

Poorter H and Perez-Soba M. 2002. Plant Growth at Elevated CO2. Volume 2, The earth system: biological and ecological dimensions of global environment changes. In: Encyclopedia of Global Environmnetal Change. Prof H.A.Mooney and J.G.Canadell (eds). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Chichester. pp 489-496.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Water Relations / Hydraulic Architecture

Recommendations by: Hervé Cochard. UMR PIAF, INRA Site de Crouel, 63100 Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Journal Articles

M. T. Tyree and J. S. Sperry. 1989. Vulnerability of xylem to cavitation and embolism. Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant molecular Biology 40:19-38.

M. T. Tyree and F. W. Ewers. 1991. The hydraulic architecture of trees and other woody plants. New Phytologist 119:345-360.

Uwe G. Hacke and John S. Sperry 2001 Functional and ecological xylem anatomy. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Vol. 4 Number 2 pp 97–115.

E. Steudle. 2001. The cohesion-tension mechanism and the acquisition of water by plant roots. Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology 52:847-875.

H. Maherali, W. T. Pockman and R. B. Jackson. 2004. Adaptive variation in the vulnerability of woody plants to xylem cavitation. Ecology 85:2184-2199.

M. Mencuccini. 2003. The ecological significance of long-distance water transport: short-term regulation, long-term acclimation and the hydraulic costs of stature across plant life forms. Plant Cell and Environment 26:163-182.


Tyree MT, Zimmermann M (2002) Xylem structure and the ascent of sap. 2nd Edn, Springer-Verlag, Berlin