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Research Output 1982 2019

2019

Bias in the detection of negative density dependence in plant communities

Detto, M., Visser, M. D., Wright, S. J. & Pacala, S. W., Nov 1 2019, In : Ecology letters. 22, 11, p. 1923-1939 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

density dependence
plant community
plant communities
intraspecific competition
interspecific competition
1 Citation (Scopus)

Embolism recovery strategies and nocturnal water loss across species influenced by biogeographic origin

Zeppel, M. J. B., Anderegg, W. R. L., Adams, H. D., Hudson, P., Cook, A., Rumman, R., Eamus, D., Tissue, D. T. & Pacala, S. W., May 2019, In : Ecology and Evolution. 9, 9, p. 5348-5361 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
embolism
xylem
drought
stomatal conductance
water
5 Citations (Scopus)

Natural climate solutions are not enough

Anderson, C. M., DeFries, R. S., Litterman, R., Matson, P. A., Nepstad, D. C., Pacala, S. W., Schlesinger, W. H., Rebecca Shaw, M., Smith, P., Weber, C. & Field, C. B., Jan 1 2019, In : Science. 363, 6430, p. 933-934 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

international agreement
reforestation
anthropogenic source
greenhouse gas
mitigation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting shifts in the functional composition of tropical forests under increased drought and CO2 from trade-offs among plant hydraulic traits

Bartlett, M. K., Detto, M. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 2019, In : Ecology letters. 22, 1, p. 67-77 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropical forests
tropical forest
fluid mechanics
drought
hydraulics

The importance of Durrett and Levin (1994): “The importance of being discrete (and spatial)”

Pacala, S. W., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Theoretical Population Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Citations (Scopus)

Tropical tree height and crown allometries for the Barro Colorado Nature Monument, Panama: A comparison of alternative hierarchical models incorporating interspecific variation in relation to life history traits

Cano, I. M., Muller-Landau, H. C., Joseph Wright, S., Bohlman, S. A. & Pacala, S. W., Feb 20 2019, In : Biogeosciences. 16, 4, p. 847-862 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
interspecific variation
allometry
monument
Panama
life history trait
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)

A fire model with distinct crop, pasture, and non-agricultural burning: Use of new data and a model-fitting algorithm for FINAL.1

Rabin, S. S., Ward, D. S., Malyshev, S. L., Magi, B. I., Shevliakova, E. & Pacala, S. W., Mar 2 2018, In : Geoscientific Model Development. 11, 2, p. 815-842 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Model Fitting
Crops
pasture
Fires
Distinct
81 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas supply chain

Alvarez, R. A., Zavala-Araiza, D., Lyon, D. R., Allen, D. T., Barkley, Z. R., Brandt, A. R., Davis, K. J., Herndon, S. C., Jacob, D. J., Karion, A., Kort, E. A., Lamb, B. K., Lauvaux, T., Maasakkers, J. D., Marchese, A. J., Omara, M., Pacala, S. W., Peischl, J., Robinson, A. L., Shepson, P. B. & 4 others, Sweeney, C., Townsend-Small, A., Wofsy, S. C. & Hamburg, S. P., Jul 13 2018, In : Science. 361, 6398, p. 186-188 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Gas
Methane
Oils
Gases
United States Environmental Protection Agency
12 Citations (Scopus)

Differential declines in Alaskan boreal forest vitality related to climate and competition

Trugman, A. T., Medvigy, D., Anderegg, W. R. L. & Pacala, S. W., Mar 2018, In : Global Change Biology. 24, 3, p. 1097-1107 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

boreal forest
Vapor pressure
climate
Productivity
Chemical analysis
14 Citations (Scopus)

Divergent drivers of leaf trait variation within species, among species, and among functional groups

Osnas, J. L. D., Katabuchi, M., Kitajima, K., Joseph Wright, S., Reich, P. B., Van Bael, S. A., Kraft, N. J. B., Samaniego, M. J., Pacala, S. W. & Lichstein, J. W., May 22 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 21, p. 5480-5485 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitrogen
Photosynthesis
Respiratory Rate
Phosphorus
Gases
3 Citations (Scopus)

Edge fires drive the shape and stability of tropical forests

Hébert-Dufresne, L., Pellegrini, A. F. A., Bhat, U., Redner, S., Pacala, S. W. & Berdahl, A. M., Jun 2018, In : Ecology letters. 21, 6, p. 794-803 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

tropical forests
tropical forest
edge effects
grassland
grassland fires
9 Citations (Scopus)

Functional groups, species and light interact with nutrient limitation during tropical rainforest sapling bottleneck

Chou, C. B., Hedin, L. O. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 2018, In : Journal of Ecology. 106, 1, p. 157-167 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrient limitation
tropical rain forests
sapling
saplings
rainforest
30 Citations (Scopus)

Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought

Anderegg, W. R. L., Konings, A. G., Trugman, A. T., Yu, K., Bowling, D. R., Gabbitas, R., Karp, D. S., Pacala, S., Sperry, J. S., Sulman, B. N. & Zenes, N., Sep 27 2018, In : Nature. 561, 7724, p. 538-541 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Droughts
Ecosystem
Water
Carbon Cycle
Climate

Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies

Pacala, S. W. & Socolow, R., Jan 1 2018, Planning for Climate Change: A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities. Taylor and Francis, p. 55-61 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

stabilization
Stabilization
climate
Climate

The role of succession in the evolution of flammability

Uyehara, I. K. & Pacala, S. W., Sep 1 2018, In : Theoretical Ecology. 11, 3, p. 291-303 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

overstory
understory
ecosystem
group selection
evolutionarily stable strategy
27 Citations (Scopus)

Tree carbon allocation explains forest drought-kill and recovery patterns

Trugman, A. T., Detto, M., Bartlett, M. K., Medvigy, D., Anderegg, W. R. L., Schwalm, C., Schaffer, B. & Pacala, S. W., Oct 1 2018, In : Ecology letters. 21, 10, p. 1552-1560 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

biomass allocation
drought
carbon
xylem
mortality
21 Citations (Scopus)

Woody plants optimise stomatal behaviour relative to hydraulic risk

Anderegg, W. R. L., Wolf, A., Arango-Velez, A., Choat, B., Chmura, D. J., Jansen, S., Kolb, T., Li, S., Meinzer, F. C., Pita, P., Resco de Dios, V., Sperry, J. S., Wolfe, B. T. & Pacala, S., Jul 2018, In : Ecology letters. 21, 7, p. 968-977 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

stomata
woody plant
woody plants
fluid mechanics
evolutionary theory
2017
27 Citations (Scopus)

Convergence of bark investment according to fire and climate structures ecosystem vulnerability to future change

Pellegrini, A. F. A., Anderegg, W. R. L., Paine, C. E. T., Hoffmann, W. A., Kartzinel, T., Rabin, S. S., Sheil, D., Franco, A. C. & Pacala, S. W., Mar 1 2017, In : Ecology letters. 20, 3, p. 307-316 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

ecosystem structure
bark
vulnerability
climate
ecosystems
12 Citations (Scopus)

Plant water potential improves prediction of empirical stomatal models

Anderegg, W. R. L., Wolf, A., Arango-Velez, A., Choat, B., Chmura, D. J., Jansen, S., Kolb, T., Li, S., Meinzer, F., Pita, P., Resco de Dios, V., Sperry, J. S., Wolfe, B. T. & Pacala, S. W., Oct 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 10, e0185481.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

water potential
Droughts
Ecosystem
Drought
prediction
11 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting vegetation type through physiological and environmental interactions with leaf traits: evergreen and deciduous forests in an earth system modeling framework

Weng, E., Farrior, C. E., Dybzinski, R. & Pacala, S. W., Jun 1 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 6, p. 2482-2498 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

evergreen forest
deciduous forest
vegetation type
Nitrogen
Earth (planet)
22 Citations (Scopus)

Unmask temporal trade-offs in climate policy debates

Ocko, I. B., Hamburg, S. P., Jacob, D. J., Keith, D. W., Keohane, N. O., Oppenheimer, M., Roy-Mayhew, J. D., Schrag, D. P. & Pacala, S. W., May 5 2017, In : Science. 356, 6337, p. 492-493 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Environmental Policy
Climate Change
Climate
Carbon Dioxide
10 Citations (Scopus)

Variations of leaf longevity in tropical moist forests predicted by a trait-driven carbon optimality model

Xu, X., Medvigy, D., Joseph Wright, S., Kitajima, K., Wu, J., Albert, L. P., Martins, G. A., Saleska, S. R. & Pacala, S. W., Sep 2017, In : Ecology letters. 20, 9, p. 1097-1106 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

tropical forest
carbon
leaves
carboxylation
evergreen forest
5 Citations (Scopus)

Why are nitrogen-fixing trees rare at higher compared to lower latitudes?

Menge, D. N. L., Batterman, S. A., Hedin, L. O., Liao, W., Pacala, S. W. & Taylor, B. N., Dec 1 2017, In : Ecology. 98, 12, p. 3127-3140 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nitrogen-fixing trees
fixation
nitrogen
cost
biosphere
2016
37 Citations (Scopus)

Dominance of the suppressed: Power-law size structure in tropical forests

Farrior, C. E., Bohlman, S. A., Hubbell, S. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 8 2016, In : Science. 351, 6269, p. 155-157 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crowns
Solar System
Carbon
Forests
67 Citations (Scopus)

Optimal stomatal behavior with competition for water and risk of hydraulic impairment

Wolf, A., Anderegg, W. R. L. & Pacala, S. W., Nov 15 2016, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 46, p. E7222-E7230

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Xylem
Water
Carbon
Costs and Cost Analysis
Photosynthesis
2015
18 Citations (Scopus)

Backbones of evolutionary history test biodiversity theory for microbes

O'Dwyer, J. P., Kembel, S. W., Sharpton, T. J. & Pacala, S. W., Jul 7 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 27, p. 8356-8361 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
History
Ecology
Ecosystem
Theoretical Models
30 Citations (Scopus)

Contrasting local versus regional effects of land-use-change-induced heterogeneity on historical climate: Analysis with the GFDL earth system model

Malyshev, S., Shevliakova, E., Stouffer, R. J. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Climate. 28, 13, p. 5448-5469 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fluid dynamics
land use change
land cover
land use
climate
28 Citations (Scopus)

Decreased water limitation under elevated CO2 amplifies potential for forest carbon sinks

Farrior, C. E., Rodriguez-Iturbe, I., Dybzinski, R., Levin, S. A. & Pacala, S. W., Jun 9 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 23, p. 7213-7218 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Sequestration
Water
Carbon
Light
Carbon Cycle
1 Citation (Scopus)

Density-dependent speciation alters the structure and dynamics of neutral communities

Wang, S., Chen, A., Pacala, S. W. & Fang, J., May 7 2015, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 372, p. 128-134 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Speciation
Biodiversity
Dependent
phylogeny
biodiversity
20 Citations (Scopus)
carbon sequestration
Nitrogen
Carbon
Wood
nitrogen
266 Citations (Scopus)

Pervasive drought legacies in forest ecosystems and their implications for carbon cycle models

Anderegg, W. R. L., Schwalm, C., Biondi, F., Camarero, J. J., Koch, G., Litvak, M., Ogle, K., Shaw, J. D., Shevliakova, E., Williams, A. P., Wolf, A., Ziaco, E. & Pacala, S. W., Jul 31 2015, In : Science. 349, 6247, p. 528-532 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Cycle
Droughts
Climate
Ecosystem
Pinaceae
14 Citations (Scopus)

Quantifying regional, time-varying effects of cropland and pasture on vegetation fire

Rabin, S. S., Magi, B. I., Shevliakova, E. & Pacala, S. W., Nov 19 2015, In : Biogeosciences. 12, 22, p. 6591-6604 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pasture
pastures
vegetation
agriculture
land use

Quantifying regional, time-varying effects of cropland and pasture on vegetation fire

Rabin, S. S., Magi, B. I., Shevliakova, E. & Pacala, S. W., Jul 10 2015, In : Biogeosciences Discussions. 12, 13, p. 10817-10855 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pasture
pastures
vegetation
agriculture
land use
90 Citations (Scopus)

Reconciling divergent estimates of oil and gas methane emissions

Zavala-Araiza, D., Lyon, D. R., Alvarez, R. A., Davis, K. J., Harriss, R., Herndon, S. C., Karion, A., Kort, E. A., Lamb, B. K., Lan, X., Marchese, A. J., Pacala, S. W., Robinson, A. L., Shepson, P. B., Sweeney, C., Talbot, R., Townsend-Small, A., Yacovitc, T. I., Zimmerle, D. J. & Hamburg, S. P., Dec 22 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 51, p. 15597-15602 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methane
Oils
Natural Gas
Gases
Climate
33 Citations (Scopus)

Tropical nighttime warming as a dominant driver of variability in the terrestrial carbon sink

Anderegg, W. R. L., Ballantyne, A. P., Smith, W. K., Majkut, J., Rabin, S., Beaulieu, C., Birdsey, R., Dunne, J. P., Houghton, R. A., Myneni, R. B., Pan, Y., Sarmiento, J. L., Serota, N., Shevliakova, E., Tans, P. & Pacala, S. W., Dec 22 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 51, p. 15591-15596 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon Sequestration
Climate
Temperature
Respiration
Tropical Climate
2014
10 Citations (Scopus)

A model-based meta-analysis for estimating species-specific wood density and identifying potential sources of variation

Ogle, K., Pathikonda, S., Sartor, K., Lichstein, J. W., Osnas, J. L. D. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Ecology. 102, 1, p. 194-208 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wood density
meta-analysis
phylogenetics
tree growth
phylogeny
16 Citations (Scopus)

Confronting terrestrial biosphere models with forest inventory data

Lichstein, J. W., Golaz, N. Z., Malyshev, S., Shevliakova, E., Zhang, T., Sheffield, J., Birdsey, R. A., Sarmiento, J. L. & Pacala, S. W., Jun 2014, In : Ecological Applications. 24, 4, p. 699-715 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

forest inventory
biosphere
functional response
biomass
timescale
119 Citations (Scopus)

Microbe-driven turnover offsets mineral-mediated storage of soil carbon under elevated CO 2

Sulman, B. N., Phillips, R. P., Oishi, A. C., Shevliakova, E. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 1 2014, In : Nature Climate Change. 4, 12, p. 1099-1102 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

soil carbon
turnover
organic carbon
mineral
soil
5 Citations (Scopus)

Species-independent down-regulation of leaf photosynthesis and respiration in response to shading: Evidence from six temperate tree species

Chen, A., Lichstein, J. W., Osnas, J. L. D. & Pacala, S. W., Apr 11 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 4, e91798.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photosynthesis
Sun
Solar System
shade
Respiration
225 Citations (Scopus)

The emergence and promise of functional biogeography

Violle, C., Reich, P. B., Pacala, S. W., Enquist, B. J. & Kattge, J., Sep 23 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 38, p. 13690-13696 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ecosystem
Earth Sciences
Biota
Direction compound

“Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies” from science magazine (2004)

Pacala, S. W. & Socolow, R., Jan 1 2014, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader, Third Edition. Taylor and Francis, p. 93-100 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

stabilization
magazine
Stabilization
climate
science
2013
45 Citations (Scopus)

Competition for water and light in closed-canopy forests: A tractable model of carbon allocation with implications for carbon sinks

Farrior, C. E., Dybzinski, R., Levin, S. A. & Pacala, S. W., Mar 11 2013, In : American Naturalist. 181, 3, p. 314-330 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbon sink
biomass allocation
forest canopy
carbon sinks
carbon
168 Citations (Scopus)

Global leaf trait relationships: Mass, area, and the leaf economics spectrum

Osnas, J. L. D., Lichstein, J. W., Reich, P. B. & Pacala, S. W., Jan 1 2013, In : Science. 340, 6133, p. 741-744 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Economics
Plant Leaves
Climate Change
Carbon Dioxide
Light
40 Citations (Scopus)

Historical warming reduced due to enhanced land carbon uptake

Shevliakova, E., Stouffer, R. J., Malyshev, S., Krasting, J. P., Hurtt, G. C. & Pacala, S. W., Oct 15 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 42, p. 16730-16735 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon
Carbon Sequestration
Growth
Carbon Cycle
Hydrodynamics
11 Citations (Scopus)

Interspecific vs intraspecific patterns in leaf nitrogen of forest trees across nitrogen availability gradients

Dybzinski, R., Farrior, C. E., Ollinger, S. & Pacala, S. W., Oct 1 2013, In : New Phytologist. 200, 1, p. 112-121 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crowns
forest trees
Nitrogen
leaf area index
tree crown
28 Citations (Scopus)

Land use change and nitrogen feedbacks constrain the trajectory of the land carbon sink

Gerber, S., Hedin, L. O., Keel, S. G., Pacala, S. W. & Shevliakova, E., Oct 16 2013, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 40, 19, p. 5218-5222 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

land use
carbon sink
sinks
land use change
trajectory
52 Citations (Scopus)

Resource limitation in a competitive context determines complex plant responses to experimental resource additions

Farrior, C. E., Tilman, D., Dybzinski, R., Reich, P. B., Levin, S. A. & Pacala, S. W., Nov 2013, In : Ecology. 94, 11, p. 2505-2517 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant response
nitrogen
resource
fine root
water
12 Citations (Scopus)

Speciation rates decline through time in individual-based models of speciation and extinction

Wang, S., Chen, A., Fang, J. & Pacala, S. W., Sep 1 2013, In : American Naturalist. 182, 3, p. E83-E93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

individual-based model
extinction
fossils
interspecific variation
death
9 Citations (Scopus)

Why abundant tropical tree species are phylogenetically old

Wang, S., Chen, A., Fang, J. & Pacala, S. W., Oct 1 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110, 40, p. 16039-16043 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Demography
Population Density
Forests
2012
23 Citations (Scopus)
tropical forests
tropical forest
tree crown
mortality
allometry