Journal Club “Best Of” 2017

#oneforjournalclub has voted! Here are our top papers for 2017.

Our winner, for an elegant and insightful experiment into plant carbon balance:

Justine Karst, Jacob Gaster, Erin Wiley, Simon M. Landhäusser; Stress differentially causes roots of tree seedlings to exude carbon, Tree Physiology, Volume 37, Issue 2, 1 February 2017, Pages 154–164,

Our runner-up, for a fascinating combination of plant physiology and biogeography:

Larter, M., Pfautsch, S., Domec, J.-C., Trueba, S., Nagalingum, N. and Delzon, S. (2017), Aridity drove the evolution of extreme embolism resistance and the radiation of conifer genus Callitris. New Phytol, 215: 97–112. doi:10.1111/nph.14545

Honourable mentions also to two outstanding modelling papers:

Xu, X., Medvigy, D., Joseph Wright, S., Kitajima, K., Wu, J., Albert, L. P., Martins, G. A., Saleska, S. R. and Pacala, S. W. (2017), Variations of leaf longevity in tropical moist forests predicted by a trait-driven carbon optimality model. Ecol Lett, 20: 1097–1106. doi:10.1111/ele.12804

Feng, X., Dawson, T. E., Ackerly, D. D., Santiago, L. S. and Thompson, S. E. (2017), Reconciling seasonal hydraulic risk and plant water use through probabilistic soil–plant dynamics. Glob Change Biol, 23: 3758–3769. doi:10.1111/gcb.13640


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