CURRENT ADDRESS Department of Biology
R223 Research Building
One University Boulevard
University of Missouri, St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 USA
Office: S448 Stadler, Phone: 314-516-6672, Fax: 314-516-6233, Email:
aezanne at gmail.com PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
I work at
the crossroads of plant ecology, physiology, and evolutionary biology. I am
interested in determining suites of plant functional traits (ecological,
morphological, and physiological) and how these suites allow species to grow in
different environments. I especially enjoy examining these suites in a
phylogenetic context and view that such analyses can give us enhanced insight
into interspecific differences.
I am working in collaboration with Mark Westoby and Ian Wright at
Macquarie University, David Ackerly at University of California, Berkeley,
Peter Reich at University of Minnesota, Lawren Sack at University of Hawaii,
David Coomes at University of Cambridge, and Rob Jackson at Duke University. I have been examining relationships between
plant physiological and anatomical traits. In this work, I am relating
hydraulic safety and efficiency traits in Australian woody angiosperms between
sites contrasting in nutrients and rainfall. This work entails measuring
hydraulic conductivity, vulnerability to embolism, and various anatomical and leaf
traits. Additionally, I am comparing species from global databases of wood
anatomy traits related to hydraulic safety and efficiency.
Assistant Professor. University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO. Augustl
2008 – Present.
Fellow. Jointly supported by NESCent at Duke University, Durham, NC and
NSF IRFP at Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, Australia and
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. July 2005 – April
Research Associate. Tufts University, Medford, MA. March 2003 – December
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. May 2003.
S.University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL. August 1998.
A.Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
J., W. Cornwell, H, Cornelissen, A. Zanne, C. Wirth, and D. Coomes.
Submitted. Global meta-analysis of wood decomposition rates: the role
of wood traits. Ecology Letters.
A. E., M. Westoby, D. S. Falster, D. D. Ackerly, S. R. Loarie, S. E. J.
Arnold, and D. A. Coomes. Submitted. A new understanding of angiosperm
wood structure. Ecology Letters.
C. A., K. Kitajima, A. E. Zanne, L. Kaufman, and M. J. Lawes. In press.
A 10-yr evaluation of the functional basis for regeneration habitat
preference of trees in an African evergreen forest. Forest Ecology and
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. [Link]
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. [Link]
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. [Link]
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.L. Dew and J. Boubli (eds.), Tropical Fruits and Frugivores: The Search for Strong Interactions. Kluwer Press. [Link]
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. [Link]
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.[Link]
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:
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:
Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, K.
Vulinec, A. 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.[Link]
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
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.[Link]
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.[Link]
Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, L.
Kaufman, and A. E. Zanne. E. 1999. Potential causes of arrested succession in
Kibale National Park: growth and mortality of seedlings. African Journal of
Chapman, C. A., L. J. Chapman, W.
Wrangham, D. Kennard, and A. E. Zanne. 1999. Patterns in fruiting and flowering
phenology at two sites in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Journal of Tropical