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K. R. Covey, C. P. Bueno de Mesquita, B. Oberle, D. S. Maynard, C. Bettigole, T. W. Crowther, M. C. Duguid, B. Steven; A. E. Zanne; M. Lapin, M. S. Ashton, C. D. Oliver, X. Lee, M. A. Bradford. In press. Greenhouse trace gases in deadwood. Biogeochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-016-0253-1

Nelson, E, Helmus, M, Cavender-Bares, J, Polasky, S, Lasky, J, Zanne, AE, Pearse, WD, Kraft NJB, Miteva, D, Fagan, WF. In press. Commercial Plant Production and Consumption Still Follow the Latitudinal Gradient in Species Diversity despite Economic Globalization. PLoS ONE. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163002

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, ZX, Feild, T, Jacobsen, A, Johnson, D, Lens, F, Maherali, H, Martinez-Vilalta, J, Mayr, S, McCulloh, K, Mencuccini, M, Mitchell, P, Morris, H, Nardini, A, Pittermann, J, Plavcova, L, Schreiber, S, Sperry, K, Wright, I, Zanne, A.E. 2016. On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety-efficiency tradeoff in xylem. New Phytologist. 10.1111/nph.14043

Diaz, S, J Kattge, JHC Cornelissen, IJ Wright, S Lavorel, S Dray, B Reu, M Kleyer, C Wirth, IC Prentice, E Garnier, G Bonisch, M Westoby, H Poorter, PB Reich, AT Moles, J Dickie, AN Gillison, AE Zanne, J Chave, SJ Wright, SN Sheremet'ev, H Jactel, C Baraloto, B Cerabolini, S Pierce, B Shipley, D Kirkup, F Casanoves, JS Joswig, A Gunther, V Falczuk, N Rüger, MD Mahecha, LD Gorne. 2016. The global spectrum of plant form and function. Nature. 529: 167-171.

Oberle, B., Ogle, K., Penagos, J.C., Sweeney, J., Zanne, A.E. 2016. A multilevel Bayesian model highlights different vessel length distributions among canopy positions and wood porosity types for 21 co-occurring North American species. Journal of Plant Hydraulics. 3: e003.

Oberle, BJ, Milo, AM, Myers, J., Walton, ML, Young, DF, Zanne, AE. 2016. The walking dead: log shape and topography drive ecologically relevant deadwood movement in a temperate. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. (In press)

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, ZX, Feild, T, Jacobsen, A, Johnson, D, Lens, F, Maherali, H, Martinez-Vilalta, J, Mayr, S, McCulloh, K, Mencuccini, M, Mitchell, P, Morris, H, Nardini, A, Pittermann, J, Plavcova, L, Schreiber, S, Sperry, K, Wright, I, Zanne, A.E. 2016. Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species. New Phytologist. 209: 123-136.

Lee, M.R., E.S. Bernhardt, P.M. van Bodegom, J.H.C. Cornelissen, J. Kattge, D.C. Laughlin, U. Niinemets, J. Penuelas, P. Reich, B. Yguel, and J.P. Wright. 2016. Invasive species' leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis. New Phytologist DOI:10.1111/nph.14115

Zanne, AE, Oberle, BJ, Dunham, KM, Milo, AM, Walton, ML, Young, DF. 2015. A deteriorating state of affairs: How endogenous and exogenous factors determine plant decay rates. Journal of Ecology. 103: 1421-1431

Osazuwa-Peters, O, Jimenez, I., Oberle, B, Chapman, CA, Zanne, AE. 2015. Selective logging: do rates of forest turnover in demography, species composition and functional traits decrease with time since disturbance? - A 45 year perspective. Forest Ecology and Management. 357: 10-21

Austin, A, Zanne, AE. 2015. Whether in life or in death: fresh perspectives on how plants affect biogeochemical cycling. Journal of Ecology. 103: 1367-1371.

Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., Moles, A.T., O'Meara, B.C., Royer, D.L., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Sargent, R., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Westoby, M., Beaulieu, J.M. 2015. Reply to Edwards et al. Brief Communication Arising: Doubtful pathways to cold tolerance in plants. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature14394.

Osazuwa-Peters, O., Chapman, C.A., Zanne, A.E. 2015. Selective logging: does the imprint remain on tree structure and composition after 45 years? Conservation Physiology 3(1): cov012. PDF


Amirhossein Shamsaddini, A., Pan, Y., Johnson, W.E., Krampis, K., Shcheglovitova, M., Simonyan, V., Zanne, A., Mazumder, R. 2014. Census-based rapid and accurate metagenome taxonomic profiling. BMC Genomics. 15: 918. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/15/918

Pietsch, K.A., Ogle, K, Cornelissen, J.H.C., Cornwell, W.K., Boenisch, G., Craine, J.M., Jackson, B.G., Kattge, J., Peltzer, D.A., Penuelas, J., Reich, P.B., Wardle, D.A., Weedon, J.T., Wright, I.J., Zanne, A.E., Wirth�, C. 2014. Decoupled functional trait spectra explain weak coupling of leaf and wood decomposability at the global level. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 10.1111/geb.12172 PDF

Fitzjohn, R.G., Pennell, M.W., Zanne, A.E., Stevens, P.F., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K. 2014. How much of the world is woody? Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12260 PDF
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Code and analysis available on GitHub
Data available on

FitzJohn RG, Pennell MW, Zanne AE, Stevens PF, Tank DC, Cornwell WK (2014) Data from: How much of the world is woody? Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.v7m14.2

Osazuwa-Peters, O.L., Wright, S.J., Zanne, A.E. 2014. Radial variation in wood density of tropical tree species differing in growth-mortality strategies. American Journal of Botany. 101(5): 000–000. PDF

Oberle, B.J., Dunham, K.M., Milo, A.M., Walton, M., Young, D.F., Zanne, A.E. 2014. Progressive, idiosyncratic changes in wood hardness during decay: implications for dead wood inventory and cycling. Forest Ecology and Management 323:1-9. PDF

Cornwell, W.K., Westoby, M., Falster, D.S., Fitzjohn, R.G., O’Meara, B., McGlinn, D.J., Eastman, J., Moles, A.T., Reich, P.B., Tank, D., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L.W., Beaulieu, J.M., Kooyman, R., Leishman, M., Niinemets, U., Oleksyn, J., Ordonez, A., Pennell, M., Royer, D.L., Smith, S.A., Stevens, P.F., Warman, L., Wilf, P., Miller, E.T., Zanne, A.E. 2014. Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Journal of Ecology. PDF, Supplementary Information

Zanne, A.E., Tank, D.C., Cornwell, W.K., Eastman, J.M., Smith, S.A., FitzJohn, R.G., McGlinn, D.J., Moles, A.T., O'Meara, B.C., Royer, D.L., Wright, I.J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Sargent, R., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Westoby, M., Beaulieu, J.M. Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. (2013) Nature. doi:10.1038/nature12872 PDF, Supplementary Information
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data available at the repositories below

Zanne, A.E., Cornwell, W.K., McGlinn, D.J., Beaulieu, J.M., Eastman, J.M., FitzJohn, R.G., Smith, S.A., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R.I., Calaminus, A., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M.R., Moles, A.T., Oleksyn, J., Ordonez, A., Reich, P.B., Royer, D.L., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Stevens, P.F., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Wright, I.J., Tank, D.C. (2013) Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Dryad Digital Repository http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63q27/1

Tank, D.C., Eastman, J.M., Beaulieu, J.M., Cornwell, W.K., Stevens, P.F., Zanne, A.E. Taxonomic lookup table containing clade-level mappings for 15.363 genera of Spermatophyta. Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository.http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63q27/1. (2013).

Cornwell, W.K., FitzJohn, R., Stevens, P.F., Calaminus, A., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Govaerts, R., Wright, I.J., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P.B., Royer, D.L., Aarssen, L., Hemmings, F., Leishman, M., Moles, A.T., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L., Bertin, R.I., Ordonez, A., Zanne, A.E. Global woodiness database. Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63q27/2. (2013).

Tank, D.C., Eastman, J.M., Beaulieu, J.M., Smith, S.A.. Phylogenetic resources. Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository.http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63q27/3. (2013).

McGlinn, D.J. Global plant species freezing exposure database. Data from: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.63q27/4. (2013).

Richards, A.E., Wright, I.J., Lenz, T.I., Zanne, A.E. 2013. Sapwood capacitance is greater in woody plant species growing in high compared to low rainfall environments. Functional Ecology (online early) PDF

Miller, E.T., Zanne, A.E., Ricklefs, R.E. 2013. Niche conservatism constrains Australian honeyeater assemblage composition in stressful environments. Ecology Letters. 16: 1186-1194.
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Kooyman, R.M., Zanne, A.E., Gallagher, R.V., Cornwell, W., Parkes, E.A., Catterall, C.F., Laffan, S.W. and Lusk, C.H. 2013. Effects of growth form and functional traits on response of woody plants to clearing and fragmentation of subtropical rainforest. Conservation Biology. 0: 1-10. PDF


Lanfear, R., Ho, S.Y.W., Davies, T.J., Moles, A.T., Aarssen, L., Swenson, N.G., Warman, L.,  Zanne,  A.E., Allen, A.P. 2013. Taller plants have lower rates of molecular evolution. Nature communications 4: 1879. PDF Featured in ScienceNOW
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Torrez, V., Jorgensen, P.M., & Zanne, A.E. Specific leaf area: a predictive model using dried samples. 2013. Australian Journal of Botany. 61: 350-357. PDF

Choat, B., Jansen, S., Brodribb, T.J., Cochard, H., Delzon, S., Bhaskar, R., Bucci, S.,Feild, T.S., Gleason, S.M., Jacobsen, A.L., Lens, F., Maherali, H., Martinez-Vilalta, J. Mayr, S., Mencuccini, M.,  Mitchell, P.J., Nardini, A., Pittermann, J., Pratt, R.B., Sperry, J.S., Westoby, M., Wright, I.J., Zanne, A.E. 2012.  Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature 491: 752-755. PDF Recommended Read

Oberle, B., J.B. Beck, R.A. Montgomery and E.E. Esselman. 2012. A morphologically intergrading  population facilitates chloroplast introgression from diploid to tetraploid Dodecatheon (Primulaceae).  Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 91-100. PDF

Oberle, B., and E.E. Esselman. 2011. Fruit and seed characters help distinguish southern Illinois Dodecatheon (Primulaceae) species and highlight unusual intergrading populations. Rhodora 113: 280-299. PDF

Oberle, B. and B. A. Schaal. 2011. Historical responses to climate change highlight contemporary  threats to diversity in Dodecatheon. PNAS 108(14):5655-5660. PDF

Osazuwa-Peter, O, A.E. Zanne. 2011. Wood density protocol. PrometheusWiki, Link

Kattge, J., +129 others,
A.E. Zanne, C. Wirth. 2011. TRY – a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology. 17(9): 2905-2935. PDF

Wright, S.J., Kitajima, K., Kraft, N.J.B., Reich, P.B., Wright, I.J., Bunker, D.E., Condit, R., Dalling, J.W.,  Davies, S.J., Diaz, S., Engelbrecht, B.M.J., Harms, K.E., Hubbell, S.P., Marks, C.O., Ruiz-Jaen, M.C., Salvador, C.M.,
A.E. Zanne. 2010. Functional traits and the growth-mortality tradeoff in tropical trees. Ecology 91:3664–3674. PDF

Revell, L. J., D. L. Mahler,
J. R. Sweeney, M. Sobotka, V. E. Fancher, and J. B. Losos. 2010. Nonlinear selection and the evolution of variances and covariances for continuous characters in an anole. Journal  of Evolutionary Biology. 23(2): 407-421. PDF

Zanne, A. E., M. Westoby, D. S. Falster, D. D. Ackerly, S. R. Loarie, S. E. J. Arnold, and D. A. Coomes. 2010. Angiosperm wood structure: global patterns in vessel anatomy and its relationship to wood density and potential conductivity. American Journal of Botany 97(2): 207-215. PDF
data available at 

Zanne, A.E.
, Falster, D.S. 2010. Plant functional traits – linkages among stem anatomy, plant performance and life history. New Phytologist. 185: 348-351. PDF

Moles, A.T., Warton, D.I., Warman, L., Swenson, N., Laffan, S.W., Zanne, A.E., Pitman, A., Hemmings, F.A., Leishman, M.R. 2009. Global patterns in plant height. Journal of Ecology. 97: 923-932. PDF Featured in nature and Earth News Recommended Read

Chave, J., D. Coomes, S. Jansen, S. L. Lewis, N. G. Swenson, and
A. E. Zanne. 2009. Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters. 12: 351-366. PDF
data available at 

Cornwell, W. K., J. H. C. Cornelissen, S. D. Allison, P. Eggleton, C. Preston, F. Scarff, J. T. Weedon, C. Wirth,
A.E. Zanne. 2009. Plant traits and wood fates across the globe: rotted, burned, or consumed? Global Change Biology. 15(10): 2413-2449. PDF

Weedon, J., W. Cornwell, H, Cornelissen,
A. E. Zanne, C. Wirth, and D. Coomes. 2009. Global  meta-analysis of wood decomposition rates: a role for trait variation among tree species?. Ecology Letters. 12: 45-56. PDF

O'Meara, B., M. Alfaro, C. Bell, B. Bolker, M. Butler, P. Cowan, D. de Vienne, R. Desper, J. Felsenstein, L. Harmon, C. Heibl, A. Hipp, G. Hunt, T. Jombart, S. Kembel, H. Lapp, S. Loarie, W. Maddison, P. Midford, D. Orme, E. Paradis, S. Price, D. Rabosky, B. Sidlauskas, S. Smith, D. Swofford, T. Vision, P. Waddell,
A. Zanne, and D. Zwickl. 2008. Comparative methods in R hackathon. NaturePrecedings. Online publication: doi:10.1038/npre.2008.2126.1 PDF

Chapman, C. A., K. Kitajima,
A. E. Zanne, L. Kaufman, and M. J. Lawes. 2008. A 10-yr evaluation of the functional basis for regeneration habitat preference of trees in an African evergreen forest. Forest Ecology and Management. 255: 3790-3796. PDF

Zanne, A. E., S. S. Lower, Z.G. Cardon, and C.M. Orians. 2006. 15N partitioning in tomato: vascular constraints versus tissue demand. Functional Plant Biology 33:457-464. PDF

Zanne, A. E., K. P. Sweeney, M. Sharma, and C.M. Orians. 2006. Patterns and consequences of differential sectoriality in 18 temperate tree and shrub species. Functional Ecology 20: 200-206. PDF

Ellmore, G. S.,
A. E. Zanne, and C. M. Orians. 2006. Comparative sectoriality in temperate hardwoods: hydraulics and xylem anatomy. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 150: 61-71. PDF

Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman,
A. E. Zanne, J.R. Poulsen, and C. J. Clark. 2005. A 12-year phenological record of fruiting: implications for frugivore populations and indicators of climate change. In: J. P. Boubli and J.L. Dew (eds.), Tropical Fruits and Frugivores. Springer-Verlag: New York.

Zanne, A. E. and C. A. Chapman. 2005. Diversity of woody species in forest, treefall gaps, and edge in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Plant Ecology 178:121-139. PDF

Zanne, A. E., C. A. Chapman, and K. Kitajima. 2005. Evolutionary and ecological correlates of early seedling morphology in East African trees and shrubs. American Journal of Botany 92: 972-978. PDF

Orians, C. M., B. B. Babst, and
A. E. Zanne 2005. Vascular constraints and long-distance transport in dicots. In: N. M. Holbrook, M. A. Zwieniecki (eds.), Vascular Transport in Plants. Elsevier/AP co-imprint: Oxford. 355-371.

Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, T. T. Struhsaker,
A. E. Zanne, C. J. Clark, and J. R. Poulsen. 2005. A long-term evaluation of fruiting phenology: importance of climate change. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 31-45. PDF

Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, K. Vulinec,
A.E. Zanne, and M. J. Lawes. 2003. Fragmentation and alteration of seed dispersal processes: An Initial Evaluation of dung beetles, seed fate, and seedling diversity Biotropica. 35:382-393. PDF

Chapman, C.A., L. J. Chapman,
A. E. Zanne, and M. Burgess. 2002. Does weeding promote regeneration of an indigenous tree community in felled pine plantations in Uganda? Restoration Ecology 10:408-415. PDF

Zanne, A. E., and C. A. Chapman. 2001. Expediting reforestation in tropical grasslands: distance and isolation from seed sources in plantations. Ecological Applications 11:1610-1621. PDF

Zanne, A. E., C. A. Chapman, and B. Keith. 2001. Protecting terrestrial mammal communities: potential role of pine plantations. Journal of African Ecology 39:399-401. PDF

Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, L. Kaufman, and
A. E. Zanne. 1999. Potential causes of arrested succession in Kibale National Park: growth and mortality of seedlings. African Journal of Ecology 37:81-92. PDF

Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, W. Wrangham, D. Kennard, and
A. E. Zanne. 1999. Fruit and flower phenology at two sites in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Journal of Tropical Ecology 15:180-211. PDF
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