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In review

Ward EJ, Warren JM, McLennan DA, Dusenge ME, Way DA, Wullschleger SD, Hanson PJ. (In review) Photosynthetic and respiratory responses of two bog shrub species to whole ecosystem warming and elevated CO2 at the boreal-temperate ecotone.


Stinziano JR, Bui V, Crous K, Way DA. (In review) Estimates of light respiration using the photorespiratory CO2 compensation point (Γ*) and a single A-Ci curve: the reduced Laisk method.


Domec JC, Berghoff H, Way D, Moshelion M, Palmroth S, Kets K, Huang C-W, Oren R. (In revision) Mechanisms for minimizing height-related stomatal conductance declines in tall vines. Plant, Cell & Environment.


Duarte A, Longstaffe F, Way DA. (In revision) Nitrogen source and availability influence low CO2-effects on plant performance. Oecologia.


Zhang Q, Ficklin D, Manzoni S, Wang L, Way DA, Phillips R, Novick K. (In revision) Rising vapor pressure deficit increases water use efficiency during drought. Environmental Research Letters.




Way DA. (In press) Photosynthesis: Just the right temperature. Nature Ecology and Evolution.  Invited News and Views.


Vico G, Way DA, Manzoni S, Hurry V. (In press) Can leaf net CO2 assimilation acclimate to keep up with warmer and more variable temperatures? Plant, Cell & Environment DOI: 10.1111/pce13525.


Kumarathunge D, Medlyn BE, Drake JE, Tjoelker MG, Aspinwall MJ, Battaglia M, Cano FJ, Carter K, Cavaleri MA, Cernusak L, Chambers JQ, Crous KY, De Kauwe MG, Dillaway DN, Dreyer E, Ellsworth DS, Ghannoum O, Han Q, Hikosaka K, Jensen AM, Kelly JWG, Kruger EL, Mercado LM, Onoda Y, Reich PB, Rogers A, Slot M, Smith NG, Tarvainen L, Tissue DT, Togashi HF, Tribuzy ES, Uddling J, Vårhammar A, Wallin G, Warren JM, Way DA. (In press) Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale. New Phytologist DOI: 10.1111/nph15668.


Stinziano JR, Bauerle WL, Way DA. (2019) Modelled net carbon gain responses to climate change in boreal trees: impacts of photosynthetic parameter selection and acclimation. Global Change Biology 25:1445-1465


Way DA, Aspinwall MJ, Drake J, Crous K, Campany C, Ghannoum O, Tissue D, Tjoelker MG. (2019) Light respiration responses to warming in field-grown trees: A comparison of the thermal sensitivity of the Kok and Laisk methods. New Phytologist 222:132-143.


Dusenge ME, Duarte AG, Way DA. (2019) Plant carbon metabolism and climate change: elevated CO2 and temperature impacts on photosynthesis, photorespiration and respiration. New Phytologist 221:32-49. Invited Tansley Review.




Manzoni S, Čapek P, Porada P, Thurner M, Winterdahl M, Beer C, Brüchert V, Frouz J, Herrmann AM, Lindahl BD, Lyon SW, Šantrůčková H, Vico G, Way D. (2018) Carbon use efficiency from organisms to ecosystems – A synthesis of definitions, theories, and empirical evidence. Biogeosciences 15:5929-5949.


Couvreur V, Ledder G, Russo S, Way DA, Muller E, Manzoni S. (2018) Water transport through tall trees: A vertically-explicit, analytical model of xylem hydraulic conductance. Plant, Cell & Environment 41:1821-1839.


Kurepin LV, Stangl ZR, Ivanov AG, Bui V, Mema M, Hüner NPA, Oquist G, Way DA*, Hurry V. (2018) Contrasting acclimation abilities of two dominant northern conifers to elevated CO2 and temperature. Plant, Cell & Environment 41:1331-1345. *Corresponding author.


Stinziano JR, Way DA, Bauerle WL. (2018) Improving models of photosynthetic thermal acclimation: which parameters are most important and how many should be modified? Global Change Biology 24:1580-1598.


Lamba S, Hall M, Räntfors M, Chaudhary N, Linder S, Way D, Uddling J, Wallin G. (2018) Physiological acclimation dampens initial effects of elevated temperature and CO2 in mature boreal Norway spruce. Plant, Cell & Environment 41:300-313.




Tcherkez G, Gaultier P, Buckley T, Busch F, Barbour M, Bruhn D, Heskel M, Gong X, Crous K, Griffin K, Way D, Turnbull M, Adams M, Atkin O, Bender M, Farquhar G, Cornic G. (In press) Leaf day respiration: low CO2 flux but high significance for metabolism and carbon balance. New Phytologist 216:986-1001. Invited Tansley Review.


Adams HD, Zeppel MJB, Anderegg WRL, Hartmann H, Landhaüsser SM, Tissue DT, Huxman TE, Hudson PJ, Franz TE, Allen CD, Anderegg LDL, Barron-Gafford GA, Beerling DJ, Breshears DD, Brodribb TJ, Bugmann H, Cobb RC, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Duan H, Ewers BE, Galiano L, Galvez DA, Garcia-Forner N, Gaylord ML, Germino MJ, Gessler A, Hacke UG, Hakamada R, Hector A, Jenkins MW, Kane JM, Kolb TE, Law DJ, Lewis JD, Limousin J-M, Macalady AK, Martinez-Vilalta J, Mencuccini M, Mitchell PJ, Muss JD, O’Brien MJ, O’Grady AP, Pangle RE, Pinkard EA, Piper FA, Plaut JA, Pockman WT, Quirk J, Reinhart K, Ripullone F, Sala A, Sevanto S, Sperry JS, Vargas R, Vennetier M, Way DA, Xu C, Yepez EA, McDowell NG. (2017) A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1:1285-1291.


Way DA, Stinziano JR, Berghoff H, Oren R. (2017) How well do seasonal dynamics of photosynthetic capacity correlate with leaf proxies and climate fluctuations? Tree Physiology 37:879-888.


Stinziano JR, Way DA. (2017) Autumn photosynthetic decline and growth cessation are decoupled under warming and photoperiod manipulations. Plant, Cell & Environment 40:1296-1316.


Dusenge ME, Way DA. (2017) Warming puts the squeeze on photosynthesis – lessons from tropical trees. Journal of Experimental Botany 68:2073-2077.


Tcherkez G, Gaultier P, Buckley T, Busch F, Barbour M, Bruhn D, Heskel M, Gong X, Crous K, Griffin K, Way D, Turnbull M, Adams M, Atkin O, Bender M, Farquhar G, Cornic G. (2017) Tracking the origin of the Kok effect, 70 years after its discovery. New Phytologist 214:506-510.


Becklin K, Walker SM, Way DA, Ward JK. (2017) CO2 studies remain key to understanding a future world. New Phytologist 214:34-40. Invited Tansley Insight.


Rogers A, Medlyn BE, Dukes JS, Bonan G, von Caemmerer S, Dietze MC, Kattge J, Leakey ADB, Mercado LM, Niinemets Ü, Prentice IC, Serbin SP, Sitch S, Way DA, Zaehle S. (2017) A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth System Models. New Phytologist 213:22-42.


Paschalis A, Katul GG, Fatichi S, Palmroth S, Way D. (2017) On the variability of the ecosystem response to elevated atmospheric CO2 across spatial and temporal scales at the Duke Forest FACE experiment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 232:367-383.




Sack L, Ball M, Brodersen C, Donovan L, Davis S, Des Marais D, Givnish T, Hacke U, Huxman T, Jansen S, Jacobsen AL, Johnson D, Koch G, Maurel C, McCulloh K, McDowell NG, McElrone A, Meinzer FC, Melcher PJ, North GB, Pellegrini M, Pockman W, Pratt RB, Santiago LS, Savage J, Scoffoni C, Sevanto S, Sperry JS, Tyerman S, Way D, Holbrook NM. (2016) Plant hydraulics as a central hub integrating plants and ecosystems: meeting report for “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Hydraulics” (Washington, DC, May 2015). Plant, Cell & Environment 39:2085-2094.


Vankoughnett MR, Way DA, Henry HAL. (2016) Winter light exposure increases summer growth in the grass Poa pratensis: implications for snow removal experiments and winter melt events. Environmental and Experimental Botany 131:32-38.


Kroner Y, Way DA. (2016) Carbon fluxes acclimate more strongly to elevated growth temperatures than to elevated CO2 concentrations in a northern conifer. Global Change Biology 22:2913-2928.




Stinziano JR, Hüner NPH, Way DA. (2015) Warming delays autumn declines in photosynthetic capacity in a boreal conifer, Norway spruce (Picea abies). Tree Physiology 35:1303-1313. (Cover photo)


Quentin A, Pinkard L, Ryan M, Tissue D, Baggett L, Adams H, Maillard P, Marchand J, Landhausser S, Lacointe A, Gibon Y, Anderegg W, Asao S, Atkin O, Bonhomme M, Clay C, Chow P, Clement-Vidal A, Dickman L, Galiano L, Grungweig J, Hartmann H, Hoch G, Koike T, Kuhlmann I, Lloret F, Maestro M, Mansfield S, Martinez-Vilalta J, Maucourt M, McDowell N, Moing A, Muller B, Nebauer S, Niinemets U, Palacio S, Piper F, Raveh E, Richter A, Rolland G, Rosas T, Saint-Joanis B, Sala A, Smith R, Sterck F, Stinziano J, Unda F, Watanabe M, Way D, Woodruff D. (2015) Assessing non-structural carbohydrates: can results be quantitatively compared among labs? Tree Physiology 35:1146-1165.


Way DA, Holly C, Bruhn D, Ball MC, Atkin OK. (2015) Diurnal and seasonal variation in light and dark respiration in Eucalyptus pauciflora from contrasting light environments. Tree Physiology 35:840-849. (Cover photo)


Creed IF, Lutz B, Hwang T, Way DA. (2015) Climate warming causes intensification of the hydrological cycle in northern forests. Hydrological Processes 29:3519-3534.


Way DA, Long SP. (2015) Climate-smart agriculture and forestry: maintaining plant productivity in a changing world while minimizing production system effects on climate. Plant, Cell & Environment 38: 1683-1685.


Way DA, Montgomery R. (2015) Photoperiod constraints on tree migration in a warmer world. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:1725-1736. Invited review.


Moshelion M, Halperin O, Wallach R, Oren R, Way DA. (2015) The role of aquaporins in determining transpiration and photosynthesis in water-stressed plants: crop water-use efficiency, growth and yield. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:1785-1793. Invited review. (Cover photo)


Attia Z, Domec J-C, Oren R, Way DA*, Moshelion M. (2015) Growth and physiological responses of isohydric and anisohydric poplars to drought. Journal of Experimental Botany 66:4373-4381. *Corresponding author


Way DA, Oren R, Kroner Y. (2015) The space-time continuum: the effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on trees and the importance of scaling. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:991-1007. Invited review.




Way DA, Katul GG, Manzoni S, Vico G. (2014) Increasing water use efficiency along the C3-to-C4 evolutionary pathway: A stomatal optimization perspective. Journal of Experimental Botany 65:3683-3693.


Stinziano J, Way DA. (2014) Combined effects of rising CO2 and temperature on boreal forests: growth, physiology and limitations. Botany 92:425-436. Invited review.


Yamori W, Hikosaka K, Way DA. (2014) Temperature response of photosynthesis in C3, C4 and CAM plants: acclimation and adaptation. Photosynthesis Research 119:101-117. Invited review.


Way DA, Yamori W. (2014) Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis: on the importance of adjusting definitions and accounting for thermal acclimation of respiration. Photosynthesis Research 119:89-100. Invited review.




Way DA, Crawley C, Sage RF. (2013) A hot and dry future: warming effects on boreal tree drought tolerance. Tree Physiology 33:1003-1005.


Way DA. (2013) Will rising CO2 and temperatures exacerbate the vulnerability of trees to drought? Tree Physiology 33:775-778.


Way DA*, Ghirardo A*, Kanavati B, Esperschütz J, Monson RK, Jackson RB, Schmitt-Kopplin P, Schnitzler J-P. (2013) Increasing atmospheric CO2 reduces metabolic and physiological differences between isoprene and non-isoprene-emitting poplars. (*contributed equally). New Phytologist 200:534-546.


Way DA, Domec J-C, Jackson RB. (2013) Elevated growth temperatures alter hydraulic characteristics in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings: implications for tree drought tolerance. Plant, Cell & Environment 36:103-115.




Bauerle WL, Oren R, Way DA, Qian SS, Stoy, PC, Thornton PE, Bowden JD, Hoffman FM, Reynolds RF. (2012) Photoperiodic regulation of the seasonal pattern of photosynthetic capacity and the implications for carbon cycling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109:8612-8617.


Fay PA, Jin VL, Way DA, Potter KN, Gill RA, Jackson RB, Polley HW. (2012) Soil-mediated effects of subambient to elevated CO2 on grassland productivity. Nature Climate Change 2:742-746.


Way DA, Pearcy RW. (2012) Sunflecks in trees and forests: from photosynthetic physiology to global change biology. Tree Physiology 32:1066-1081. (Cover photo)


Pearcy RW, Way DA. (2012) Two decades of sunfleck research: Looking back to move forward. Tree Physiology 32:1059-1061.


Way DA. What lies between: the evolution of stomatal traits on the road to C4 photosynthesis. (2012) New Phytologist 193:291-293.


Trowbridge AM, Asensio D, Eller ASD, Way DA, Wilkinson MJ, Schnitzler J-P, Jackson RB, Monson RK. (2012) Contribution of various carbon sources toward isoprene biosynthesis in poplar leaves mediated by altered atmospheric CO2 concentrations. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032387.




Way DA, Oren R, Kim H-S, Katul GG. (2011) How well do stomatal conductance models perform on closing plant carbon budgets? A test using seedlings grown under current and elevated air temperatures. 16 pgs. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences doi:10.1029/2011JG001808.


Ghannoum O, Way DA. (2011) On the role of ecological adaptation and geographic distribution in the response of trees to climate change. Tree Physiology 31:1273-1276.


Millard P, Way DA. (2011) Tree competition and defense against herbivores: currency matters when counting the cost. Tree Physiology 31:579-581.


Way DA. (2011) Tree phenology responses to warming: spring forward, fall back? Tree Physiology, 31:469-471.


Way DA*, Schnitzler J-P*, Monson RK, Jackson RB. (2011) Enhanced isoprene-related tolerance of heat- and light-stressed photosynthesis at low, but not high, CO2 concentrations. Oecologia 166: 273-282. (*contributed equally)


Way DA. (2011) The bigger they are, the harder they fall: CO2 concentration and tree size affect drought tolerance. Tree Physiology 31:115-116.


Way DA. (2011) Parasitic plants and forests: a climate change perspective. Tree Physiology 31:1-2.




Way DA, Oren R. (2010) Differential responses to increased growth temperatures between trees from different functional groups and biomes: A review and synthesis of data. Tree Physiology 30: 669-688.


Way DA, LaDeau SL, McCarthy HR, Clark JS, Oren R, Finzi AC, Jackson RB. (2010) Greater seed production in elevated CO2 is not accompanied by reduced seed quality in Pinus taeda L. Global Change Biology 16:1046-1056.




Sage RF, Coiner HA, Way DA, Runion GB, Prior SA, Torbert HA, Sicher R, Ziska L. (2009) Kudzu (Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. variety lobata): a new source of carbohydrate for bioethanol production. Biomass and Bioenergy 33:57-61.




Way DA, Sage RF. (2008) Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.). Plant, Cell & Environment 31:1250-1262.


Sage RF, Way DA, Kubien DS. (2008) Rubisco, Rubisco activase and global climate change. Journal of Experimental Botany 59:1581-1595.


Way DA, Sage RF. (2008) Elevated growth temperatures reduce the carbon gain of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.). Global Change Biology 14:624-636.



2007 and earlier

Way DA, Seegobin SD, Sage RF. (2007) The effect of carbon and nutrient loading during nursery culture on the growth of black spruce seedlings: a six-year field study. New Forests 34:307-312.


Campbell CD, Sage RF, Kocacinar F, Way DA. (2005) Estimation of the whole-plant CO2 compensation point of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Global Change Biology 11:1956-1967.

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