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Feltrin RP, Smith AMS, Adams HD, Thompson RA, Kolden CA, Yedinak KM, Johnson DM. 2022. Death from hunger or thirst? Phloem death, rather than xylem hydraulic failure, as a driver of fire-induced conifer mortality. New Phytologist (in press)
Johnson DM, Katul G, Domec JC. 2022. Catastrophic hydraulic failure and tipping points in plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 45:2231-2266.
Benson MC, Miniat CF, Oishi AC, Denham SO, Domec JC, Johnson DM, Missik JE, Phillips RP, Wood JD, Novick KA. 2022. The xylem of anisohydric Quercus alba L. is more vulnerable to embolism than isohydric co-dominants . Plant, Cell and Environment 45:329-346.
Trueba S, Theroux-Rancourt G, Earles JM, Buckley TN, Love DM, Johnson DM, Brodersen C. 2022.The 3d construction of leaves is coordinated with water use efficiency in conifers. New Phytologist 233:851-861.
Mrad A, Johnson DM, Love DM, Domec JC. 2021. The roles of conduit redundancy and connectivity in xylem hydraulic functions. New Phytologist 231:996-1007.
Domec JC, King JS, Carmichael MJ, Overby AT, Wortemann R, Smith WK, Maio G, Noormets A, Johnson DM. 2021. Root water gates and not changes in root structure provide new insights into plant physiological responses to drought, flooding and salinity. Journal of Experimental Botany 72:4489-4501.
Sonawane BV, Koteyeva N, Johnson DM, Cousins A. 2021. Differences in leaf anatomy determines temperature response of leaf hydraulic and mesophyll CO2 conductance in phylogenetically related C4 and C3 grass species. New Phytologist 230:1802-1814.
Hammond WM, Johnson DM, Meinzer FC. 2021. A thin line between life and death: radial sap flux failure signals trajectory to tree mortality. Plant, Cell and Environment 44:1311-1314.
Feltrin RP, Smith AMS, Adams HD, Kolden CA, Johnson DM. 2021. Short- and long-term effects of fire on stem hydraulics in Pinus ponderosa saplings. Plant, Cell and Environment 44:696-705.
Feltrin RP, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Adams HD, Kolden CA, Nelson AS, Smith AMS. 2020. Drought increases vulnerability of Pinus ponderosa saplings to fire-induced mortality. Fire 3:56.
Miller ML, Roddy AB, Brodersen CR, McElrone AJ, Johnson DM. 2020. Anatomical and hydraulic responses to desiccation in emergent conifer seedlings. American Journal of Botany 107:1177-1188.
Halbritter AH, De Boeck HJ, plus 113 co-authors (including DMJ). 2019. The handbook for standardized field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate-change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:22-37.
Baker KV, Tai X, Miller ML, Johnson DM. 2019. Six co-occurring conifer species in northern Idaho exhibit a continuum of hydraulic strategies during an extreme drought year. AoB Plants 11: plz056 pdf
Rosner S, Johnson DM, Voggeneder K, Domec J-C. 2019. The conifer curve: fast prediction of hydraulic conductivity loss and vulnerability to cavitation. Annals of Forest Science 76:82 pdf
McCulloh KA, Domec JC, Johnson DM, Smith DD, Meinzer FC. 2019. A dynamic yet vulnerable pipeline: integration and coordination of hydraulic traits across whole plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 42:2789-2807 pdf
Boren EJ, Boschetti L, Johnson DM. 2019. Characterizing the variability of the structure parameter in the PROSPECT leaf optical properties model. Remote Sensing pdf
Brodersen CR, Germino MJ, Johnson DM, Reinhardt K, Smith WK, Resler LM, Bader M, Sala A, Kueppers LM, Broll G, Cairns DM, Holtmeier F, Wieser G. 2019. Seedling survival at timberlines is critical to conifer mountain forest elevation and extent. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00009 pdf
Steady WD, Feltrin RP, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Talhelm AF, Lutz JA, Boschetti L, Hudak AT, Nelson AS, Smith AMS. 2019. The survival of Pinus ponderosa saplings to increasing levels of fire intensity and impacts on post-fire growth. Fire 2:23 doi:10.3390/fire2020023 pdf
Maguire AJ, Eitel JUH, Vierling LA, Johnson DM, Griffin KL, Boelman NT, Jensen JE, Greaves HE, Meddens AJH. 2019. Terrestrial lidar scanning reveals fine-scale linkages between microstructure and photosynthetic functioning of small-stature spruce trees at the forest-tundra ecotone. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 269-270:157-168 pdf
Knipfer T, Reyes C, Earles JM, Berry ZC, Johnson DM, Brodersen CR, McElrone AJ. 2019. Spatiotemporal coupling of vessel cavitation and discharge of stored xylem water in a tree sapling. Plant Physiology 179:1658-1668 pdf
Polley HW, Johnson DM, Jackson RB. 2018. Projected drought effects on the demography of Ashe juniper populations inferred from remote measurements of tree canopies. Plant Ecology 219:1259-1267 pdf
Schwantes AM, Parolari AJ, Swenson JJ, Johnson DM, Domec J-C, Rackson RB, Pelak N, Porporato A. 2018. Accounting for landscape heterogeneity improves spatial predictions of tree vulnerability to drought. New Phytologist 220:132-146 pdf
Sparks AM, Talhelm AF, Feltrin RP, Smith AMS, Johnson DM, Kolden CA, Boschetti L. 2018. An experimental assessment of the impact of drought and fire on western larch injury, mortality and recovery. International Journal of Wildland Fire27:490-497 pdf
Johnson DM, Berry ZC, Baker KV, Smith DD, McCulloh KA, Domec J-C. 2018. Leaf hydraulic parameters are more plastic in species that experience a wider range of leaf water potentials. Functional Ecology 32:894-903 pdf
Jolly WM, Johnson DM. 2018. Pyro-Ecophysiology: Shifting the paradigm of live wildland fuel. Fire 1:8; doi:10.3390/fire1010008 pdf
Johnson DM, Domec J-C, Berry ZC, Schwantes AM, Woodruff DR, McCulloh KA, Polley HW, Wortemann R, Swenson JJ, Mackay DS, McDowell NG, Jackson RB. 2018. Co-occurring woody species have diverse hydraulic strategies and mortality rates during an extreme drought. Plant, Cell and Environment 41:576-588 pdf
Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Smith AMS, Boschetti L, Johnson DM, Cochrane MA. 2018. Fire intensity impacts on post-fire response of temperate coniferous forest net primary productivity. Biogeosciences 15:1173-1183 pdf
Miller ML, Johnson DM. 2017. Vascular development in very young conifer seedlings: theoretical hydraulic capacities and potential resistance to embolism. American Journal of Botany 104:1-14 pdf
Schwantes AM, Swenson JJ, Gonzalez-Roglich M, Johnson DM, Domec J-C, Rackson RB. 2017. Measuring canopy loss and climatic thresholds from an extreme drought along a 5-fold precipitation gradient across Texas. Global Change Biology 23:5120-5135 pdf
Smith AMS, Talhelm AF, Johnson DM, Sparks AM, Kolden KA, Yedinak KM, Apostol KG, Tinkham WD, Abatzoglou JT, Lutz JA, Davis AS, Pregitzer KS, Adams HD, Kremens RL. 2017. Effects of fire radiative energy density doses on Pinus contorta and Larix occidentalis seedling physiology and mortality. International Journal of Wildland Fire 26:82-94 pdf
Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Johnson DM, Talhelm AF, Yedinak KM, Smith AMS. 2017. Impacts of fire radiative flux on mature Pinus ponderosa growth and vulnerability to secondary mortality agents. International Journal of Wildland Fire 26:95-106 pdf
Polley HW, Johnson DM, Jackson RB. 2016. Canopy foliation and area as predictors of mortality risk from episodic drought for individual trees of Ashe juniper. Plant Ecology 217:1105-1114 pdf
Johnson DM, Wortemann R, McCulloh KA, Jordan-Meille L, Ward E, Warren JM, Palmroth S, Domec J-C. 2016. A test of the hydraulic vulnerability segmentation hypothesis in angiosperm and conifer tree species. Tree Physiology 35:983-993 pdf
Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Talhelm AF, Smith AMS, Apostol KG, Johnson DM, Boschetti L. 2016. Spectral indices accurately quantify changes in seedling physiology following fire: towards mechanistic assessments of carbon dynamics following wildfire. Remote Sensing 8, 572 pdf
Sack L, Ball MC, Brodersen C, Davis SD, Des Marais DL, Donovan LA, Givnish TJ, Hacke UG, Huxman T, Jansen S, Jacobsen AL, Johnson DM, Koch GW, Maurel C, McCulloh KA, McDowell NG, McElrone A, Meinzer FC, Melcher PJ, North G, Pellegrini M, Pockman WT, Pratt RB, Sala A, Santiago LS, Savage JA, Scoffoni C, Sevanto S, Sperry J, Tyerman SD, Way D, Holbrook NM. 2016. Plant hydraulics as a hub integrating plant and ecosystem function. Plant, Cell & Environment 39:2085-2094 pdf
Gleason S, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Hacke U, Pratt RB, Bhaskar R, Brodribb T, Bucci S, Cao K, Cochard H Delzon S, Jacobsen A, Johnson D, Lens F, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, McCulloh K, Morris H, Nardini A, Plavcová L, Schreiber S and A Zanne. 2016. On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety–efﬁciency tradeoff in xylem. New Phytologist 211:1156-1158 pdf
Gleason S, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Hacke U, Pratt RB, Bhaskar R, Brodribb T, Bucci S, Cao K, Cochard H Delzon S, Domec JC, Fan Z, Feild T, Jacobsen A, Johnson D, Lens F, Maherali H, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, McCulloh K, Mencuccini, M, Mitchell P, Morris H, Nardini A, Pittermann J, Plavcová L, Schreiber S, Sperry J, Wright I and A Zanne. 2016. Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant species. New Phytologist 209:123-136. pdf
Smith AMS, Sparks AM, Kolden CA, Abatzaglou JT, Talhelm AF, Johnson DM, Boschetti L, Lutz JA, Apostol KG, Yedinak KM, Tinkham WT, Kremens RJ. 2016. Towards a new paradigm in fire severity research using dose-response experiments. International Journal of Wildland Fire 25:158-166 pdf
Berry ZC, Johnson DM, Reinhardt K. 2015. Vegetation zonation patterns across a temperate mountain cloud-forest ecotone are not explained by variation in hydraulic functioning or water relations. Tree Physiology 35:925-935. pdf
Domec J-C, King JS, Ward E, Oishi AC, Palmroth S, Radecki A, Bell DM, Miao G, Gavazzi M, Johnson DM, McNulty SH, Sun G, Noormets A. 2015. Conversion of natural forests to managed forest plantations decreases tree resistance to prolonged droughts. Forest Ecology and Management 355:58-71. pdf
McCulloh KA, Johnson DM, Petitmermet J, McNellis B, Meinzer FC, Lachebruch B. 2015. A comparison of hydraulic architecture in three similarly-sized woody species differing in their maximum potential height. Tree Physiology 35:723-731. pdf
Sack L, Scoffoni C, Johnson DM, Buckley TN and TJ Brodribb. 2015. The anatomical determinants of leaf hydraulic function. In U. Hacke [ed.] Functional and Ecological Xylem Anatomy, Springer.
Johnson DM, Sherrard ME, Domec J-C and RB Jackson. 2014. Role of aquaporin activity in regulating deep and shallow root hydraulic conductance during extreme drought. Trees - Structure and Function 28:1323-1331. pdf
Johnson DM, Brodersen CR, Reed M, Domec J-C and RB Jackson. 2014. Contrasting hydraulic architecture and function in deep and shallow roots of two co-occurring tree species from an arid habitat. Annals of Botany 113: 617-627. pdf
McCulloh KA, Johnson DM, Meinzer FC and DR Woodruff. 2014. The dynamic pipeline: Hydraulic capacitance and xylem hydraulic safety in four tall conifer species. Plant, Cell and Environment 37: 1171-1183. pdf
Johnson DM, Domec- J-C, Woodruff, DR, McCulloh KA and FC Meinzer. 2013. Contrasting hydraulic strategies in two tropical lianas and their host trees. American Journal of Botany 100:374-383. pdf
Johnson DM, McCulloh KA, Woodruff DR and FC Meinzer. 2012. Hydraulic safety margins and embolism reversal in stems and leaves: why are conifers and angiosperms so different? Plant Science 195:48-53. pdf
Johnson DM, McCulloh KA, Meinzer FC and Woodruff DR. 2012. Evidence for leaf xylem embolism as a primary factor in dehydration-induced declines in leaf hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment 35:760-769. pdf
Domec J-C and DM Johnson. 2012. Homeostasis or disturbance of homeostasis in minimum leaf water potential explains the isohydric vs. anisohydric behavior of Vitis vinifera L. cultivars? Tree Physiology 32:245-248. pdf
McCulloh KA, Johnson DM, Meinzer FC, Voelker SL, Lachenbruch B, and J-C Domec. 2012. Hydraulic architecture of two species differing in wood density: opposing strategies in co-occurring tropical pioneer trees. Plant, Cell and Environment 35:116-125. pdf
Johnson DM, KA McCulloh and Reinhardt KS. 2011. Physiological and structural changes during the earliest phases of tree growth. In Dawson TE, Meinzer FC and B Lachenbruch [eds.] Size- and Age-Related Changes in Tree Structure and Function, Springer. pdf
Johnson DM, McCulloh KA, Meinzer FC, Woodruff DR, and DM Eissenstat. 2011. Hydraulic patterns and safety margins, from stem to stomata, in three eastern US tree species. Tree Physiology 31:659-668. pdf
McCulloh KA, Johnson DM, Meinzer FC and Lachenbruch B. 2011. An annual pattern of native embolism in small diameter branches of four tall conifer species. American Journal of Botany 98:1-9. pdf
Barnard, D, Meinzer FC, Lachenbruch B, McCulloh KA, Johnson DM and Woodruff DR. 2011. Climate-related trends in sapwood biophysical properties in two conifers: avoidance of hydraulic dysfunction through coordinated adjustments in xylem efficiency, safety and capacitance. Plant, Cell and Environment 34:643-654. pdf
Meinzer FC, Lachenbruch B, McCulloh KA, Woodruff DW and Johnson DM. 2010. The blind men and the elephant: the impact of context and scale in evaluating conflicts between plant hydraulic safety and efficiency. Oecologia 164:287-296. pdf
Johnson DM, Meinzer FC, Woodruff D and McCulloh KA. 2009. Leaf xylem embolism, detected acoustically and by cryo-SEM, corresponds to decreases in leaf hydraulic conductance in four evergreen species. Plant, Cell and Environment 32:828-836. pdf
Johnson DM, McCulloh KA, Woodruff D and Meinzer FC. 2009. Leaf hydraulic conductance, measured in situ, declines and recovers daily: leaf hydraulics, water potential and gas exchange in four temperate and three tropical tree species. Tree Physiology 29:879-887. pdf
Meinzer FC, Johnson DM Lachenbruch B, McCulloh KA and Woodruff DW. 2009. Xylem hydraulic safety margins in woody plants: coordination of stomatal control of xylem tension with hydraulic capacitance. Functional Ecology 23:922-30. pdf
Smith WK, Germino MJ, Johnson DM and Reinhart KS. 2009. Effects of global climate change on high-altitude forests. Botanical Review 75:163-190. pdf
Reinhardt KS, Johnson DM and Smith WK. 2009. Age-class differences in Fraser fir (Abies fraseri) photosynthesis and water relations. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 1-5. pdf
Hughes NM, Johnson DM, Akhalkatsi M, Abdaladze O, Reinhardt KS. 2009. Microsite and community characterization of Betula litwinowii seedling facilitation in the Caucasus Mountains, Republic of Georgia. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 41:112-118. pdf
Smith WK and Johnson DM. 2009. Biophysical Effects of Altitude on Plant Gas Exchange. In Biophysical Plant Ecology: Perspectives and Trends. Academic Press, Springer, NY.
Woodruff, D, Meinzer FC Lachenbruch B and DM Johnson. 2008. Coordination of leaf structure and gas exchange along a height gradient in a tall conifer. Tree Physiology 29:261-272. pdf
Johnson DM and Smith WK. 2008. Cloud immersion alters microclimate, photosynthesis and water relations in Rhododendron and Abies seedlings, southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Tree Physiology 28:385-392. pdf
Smith WK, Johnson DM and Reinhart KS. 2008. Alpine Forests. In Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier Press, Amsterdam.
Johnson DM and Smith WK. 2007. Stomatal versus non-stomatal limitations to carbon gain in timberline Abies lasiocarpa seedlings during prolonged drought. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37:568-579. pdf
Johnson DM and Smith WK. 2006. Low clouds and cloud immersion enhance photosynthesis in understory species of a southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest. American Journal of Botany 93: 1625-1632. pdf
Johnson DM, Smith WK, Vogelmann TC and Brodersen CR. 2005. Leaf architecture, incident light direction, and mesophyll fluorescence profiles inside a broadleaf, conifer needle and cotyledon. American Journal of Botany 92:1425-1431. pdf
Johnson DM and Smith WK. 2005. Refugial forests of the Southern Appalachians: photosynthesis and survival in high altitude, current-year Abies fraseri seedlings. Tree Physiology 25:1379-1387. pdf
Johnson DM, Smith WK and Silman MR. 2005. Climate-independent paleoaltimetry using stomatal density in fossil leaves as a proxy for CO2 partial pressure: COMMENT. Geology 33:e82. pdf
Johnson DM, Germino MJ and Smith WK. 2004. Abiotic factors limiting photosynthesis in seedlings of Abies lasiocarpa and Picea engelmannii at alpine timberline. Tree Physiology 24:377–386. pdf
Smith WK, Brodersen CR, Hancock TE and Johnson DM. 2004. Evaluating the effects of complex plant architecture on temperature and gas exchange using heat-sensitive liquid crystals and image analysis. Functional Ecology 18:148-153.
Smith WK, Germino MJ, Hancock TE and Johnson DM. 2003. Another perspective for interpreting altitudinal limits of alpine timberlines. Tree Physiology 23:1101-1112.