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2019

Bioclimatic envelopes for individual demographic events driven by extremes: Plant mortality from drought and warming

Law, D. J., Adams, H. D., Breshears, D. D., Cobb, N. S., Bradford, J. B., Zou, C. B., Field, J. P., Gardea, A. A., Williams, A. P. & Huxman, T. E., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Plant Sciences. 180, 1, p. 53-62 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Drought supersedes warming in determining volatile and tissue defenses of piñon pine (Pinus edulis)

Trowbridge, A. M., Stoy, P. C., Adams, H. D., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Helmig, D. & Monson, R. K., Jun 13 2019, In : Environmental Research Letters. 14, 6, 065006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Dust production following forest disturbances: Health risks

Whicker, J. J. & Breshears, D. D., Jan 1 2019, Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Elsevier, p. 194-204 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mechanisms of a coniferous woodland persistence under drought and heat

McDowell, N. G., Grossiord, C., Adams, H. D., Pinzón-Navarro, S., Mackay, D. S., Breshears, D. D., Allen, C. D., Borrego, I., Dickman, L. T., Collins, A., Gaylord, M., McBranch, N., Pockman, W. T., Vilagrosa, A., Aukema, B., Goodsman, D. & Xu, C., Apr 16 2019, In : Environmental Research Letters. 14, 4, 045014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
14 Scopus citations

Rapid broad-scale ecosystem changes and their consequences for biodiversity

Breshears, D. D., Field, J. P., Law, D. J., Villegas, J. C., Allen, C. D., Cobb, N. S. & Bradford, J. B., Jan 1 2019, Biodiversity and Climate Change: Transforming the Biosphere. Yale University Press, p. 80-90 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Targeting Extreme Events: Complementing Near-Term Ecological Forecasting With Rapid Experiments and Regional Surveys

Redmond, M. D., Law, D. J., Field, J. P., Meneses, N., Carroll, C. J. W., Wion, A. P., Breshears, D. D., Cobb, N. S., Dietze, M. C. & Gallery, R. E., Nov 27 2019, In : Frontiers in Environmental Science. 7, 183.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

Chronic historical drought legacy exacerbates tree mortality and crown dieback during acute heatwave-compounded drought

Matusick, G., Ruthrof, K. X., Kala, J., Brouwers, N. C., Breshears, D. D. & Hardy, G. E. S. J., Sep 3 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 9, 095002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Continental-scale consequences of tree die-offs in North America: Identifying where forest loss matters most

Swann, A. L. S., Laguë, M. M., Garcia, E. S., Field, J. P., Breshears, D. D., Moore, D. J. P., Saleska, S. R., Stark, S. C., Villegas, J. C., Law, D. J. & Minor, D. M., May 2018, In : Environmental Research Letters. 13, 5, 055014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Implicit assumptions of conceptual diagrams in environmental science and best practices for their illustration

Fandel, C. A., Breshears, D. D. & McMahon, E. E., Jan 2018, In : Ecosphere. 9, 1, e02072.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought-induced tree and forest mortality

Hartmann, H., Moura, C. F., Anderegg, W. R. L., Ruehr, N. K., Salmon, Y., Allen, C. D., Arndt, S. K., Breshears, D. D., Davi, H., Galbraith, D., Ruthrof, K. X., Wunder, J., Adams, H. D., Bloemen, J., Cailleret, M., Cobb, R., Gessler, A., Grams, T. E. E., Jansen, S., Kautz, M. & 2 others, Lloret, F. & O'Brien, M., Apr 2018, In : New Phytologist. 218, 1, p. 15-28 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Scopus citations

Subcontinental heat wave triggers terrestrial and marine, multi-taxa responses

Ruthrof, K. X., Breshears, D. D., Fontaine, J. B., Froend, R. H., Matusick, G., Kala, J., Miller, B. P., Mitchell, P. J., Wilson, S. K., van Keulen, M., Enright, N. J., Law, D. J., Wernberg, T. & Hardy, G. E. S. J., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13094.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Scopus citations
2017

A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality

Adams, H. D., Zeppel, M. J. B., Anderegg, W. R. L., Hartmann, H., Landhäusser, S. M., Tissue, D. T., Huxman, T. E., Hudson, P. J., Franz, T. E., Allen, C. D., Anderegg, L. D. L., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Beerling, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Brodribb, T. J., Bugmann, H., Cobb, R. C., Collins, A. D., Dickman, L. T., Duan, H. & 42 others, Ewers, B. E., Galiano, L., Galvez, D. A., Garcia-Forner, N., Gaylord, M. L., Germino, M. J., Gessler, A., Hacke, U. G., Hakamada, R., Hector, A., Jenkins, M. W., Kane, J. M., Kolb, T. E., Law, D. J., Lewis, J. D., Limousin, J. M., Love, D. M., Macalady, A. K., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Mencuccini, M., Mitchell, P. J., Muss, J. D., O'Brien, M. J., O'Grady, A. P., Pangle, R. E., Pinkard, E. A., Piper, F. I., Plaut, J. A., Pockman, W. T., Quirk, J., Reinhardt, K., Ripullone, F., Ryan, M. G., Sala, A., Sevanto, S., Sperry, J. S., Vargas, R., Vennetier, M., Way, D. A., Xu, C., Yepez, E. A. & McDowell, N. G., Sep 1 2017, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1, 9, p. 1285-1291 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

247 Scopus citations

Beyond greenness: Detecting temporal changes in photosynthetic capacity with hyperspectral reflectance data

Barnes, M. L., Breshears, D. D., Law, D. J., Van Leeuwen, W. J. D., Monson, R. K., Fojtik, A. C., Barron-Gafford, G. A. & Moore, D. J. P., Dec 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 12, e0189539.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2 Scopus citations
7 Scopus citations

Ecosystem dynamics and management after forest Die-Off: A global synthesis with conceptual state-and-transition models

Cobb, R. C., Ruthrof, K. X., Breshears, D. D., Lloret, F., Aakala, T., Adams, H. D., Anderegg, W. R., Ewers, B. E., Galiano, L. I., Grcunzweig, J. M., Hartmann, H., Huang, C. Y., Klein, T., Kunert, N., Kitzberger, T., Landhcausser, S. M., Levick, S., Preisler, Y., Suarez, M. L., Trotsiuk, V. & 1 others, Zeppel, M. J. B., Dec 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 12, 02034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Prototype campaign assessment of disturbance-induced tree loss effects on surface properties for atmospheric modeling

Villegas, J. C., Law, D. J., Stark, S. C., Minor, D. M., Breshears, D. D., Saleska, S. R., Swann, A. L. S., Garcia, E. S., Bella, E. M., Morton, J. M., Cobb, N. S., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Litvak, M. E. & Kolb, T. E., Mar 2017, In : Ecosphere. 8, 3, e01698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Temperature response surfaces for mortality risk of tree species with future drought

Adams, H. D., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Minor, R. L., Gardea, A. A., Bentley, L. P., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., McDowell, N. G. & Huxman, T. E., Nov 17 2017, In : Environmental Research Letters. 12, 11, 115014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
2016

How drought-induced forest die-off alters microclimate and increases fuel loadings and fire potentials

Ruthrof, K. X., Fontaine, J. B., Matusick, G., Breshears, D. D., Law, D. J., Powell, S. & Hardy, G., 2016, In : International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25, 8, p. 819-830 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Multi-scale predictions of massive conifer mortality due to chronic temperature rise

McDowell, N. G., Williams, A. P., Xu, C., Pockman, W. T., Dickman, L. T., Sevanto, S., Pangle, R., Limousin, J., Plaut, J., Mackay, D. S., Ogee, J., Domec, J. C., Allen, C. D., Fisher, R. A., Jiang, X., Muss, J. D., Breshears, D. D., Rauscher, S. A. & Koven, C., Mar 1 2016, In : Nature Climate Change. 6, 3, p. 295-300 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

181 Scopus citations

Rangeland Responses to Predicted Increases in Drought Extremity

Breshears, D. D., Knapp, A. K., Law, D. J., Smith, M. D., Twidwell, D. & Wonkka, C. L., Aug 1 2016, Rangelands, 38, 4, p. 191-196 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

10 Scopus citations

Synergistic ecoclimate teleconnections from forest loss in different regions structure global ecological responses

Garcia, E. S., Swann, A. L. S., Villegas, J. C., Breshears, D. D., Law, D. J., Saleska, S. R. & Stark, S. C., Nov 2016, In : PloS one. 11, 11, e0165042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Toward accounting for ecoclimate teleconnections: intra- and inter-continental consequences of altered energy balance after vegetation change

Stark, S. C., Breshears, D. D., Garcia, E. S., Law, D. J., Minor, D. M., Saleska, S. R., Swann, A. L. S., Villegas, J. C., Aragão, L. E. O. C., Bella, E. M., Borma, L. S., Cobb, N. S., Litvak, M. E., Magnusson, W. E., Morton, J. M. & Redmond, M. D., Jan 1 2016, In : Landscape Ecology. 31, 1, p. 181-194 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Understanding ecosystem services from a geosciences perspective

Field, J. P., Breshears, D. D., Law, D. J., Villegas, J. C., López-Hoffman, L., Brooks, P., Chorover, J. & Pelletier, J., Mar 1 2016, In : Eos. 97, 5, p. 10-11 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

5 Scopus citations
2015
38 Scopus citations

Forecasting the response of Earth's surface to future climatic and land use changes: A review of methods and research needs

Pelletier, J. D., Brad Murray, A., Pierce, J. L., Bierman, P. R., Breshears, D. D., Crosby, B. T., Ellis, M., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Heimsath, A. M., Houser, C., Lancaster, N., Marani, M., Merritts, D. J., Moore, L. J., Pederson, J. L., Poulos, M. J., Rittenour, T. M., Rowland, J. C., Ruggiero, P., Ward, D. J. & 2 others, Wickert, A. D. & Yager, E. M., Jul 1 2015, In : Earth's Future. 3, 7, p. 220-251 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations

On underestimation of global vulnerability to tree mortality and forest die-off from hotter drought in the Anthropocene

Allen, C. D., Breshears, D. D. & McDowell, N. G., Aug 1 2015, In : Ecosphere. 6, 8, 129.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

744 Scopus citations

Rainfall intensity switches ecohydrological runoff/runon redistribution patterns in dryland vegetation patches

Magliano, P. N., Breshears, D. D., Fernandez, R. J. & Jobbagy, E. G., Dec 1 2015, In : Ecological Applications. 25, 8, p. 2094-2100 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Recent tree die-off has little effect on streamflow in contrast to expected increases from historical studies

Biederman, J. A., Somor, A. J., Harpold, A. A., Gutmann, E. D., Breshears, D. D., Troch, P. A., Gochis, D. J., Scott, R. L., Meddens, A. J. H. & Brooks, P., Dec 1 2015, In : Water Resources Research. 51, 12, p. 9775-9789 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations

Sensitivity of regional evapotranspiration partitioning to variation in woody plant cover: Insights from experimental dryland tree mosaics

Villegas, J. C., Dominguez, F., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Adams, H. D., Guardiola-Claramonte, M., Sommer, E. D., Selvey, A. W., Espeleta, J. F., Zou, C. B., Breshears, D. D. & Huxman, T. E., Sep 1 2015, In : Global Ecology and Biogeography. 24, 9, p. 1040-1048 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

The Landscape Evolution Observatory: A large-scale controllable infrastructure to study coupled Earth-surface processes

Pangle, L. A., DeLong, S. B., Abramson, N., Adams, J., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Breshears, D. D., Brooks, P. D., Chorover, J., Dietrich, W. E., Dontsova, K., Durcik, M., Espeleta, J., Ferre, T. P. A., Ferriere, R., Henderson, W., Hunt, E. A., Huxman, T. E., Millar, D., Murphy, B., Niu, G. Y. & 11 others, Pavao-Zuckerman, M., Pelletier, J. D., Rasmussen, C., Ruiz, J., Saleska, S., Schaap, M., Sibayan, M., Troch, P. A., Tuller, M., van Haren, J. & Zeng, X., Sep 1 2015, In : Geomorphology. 244, p. 190-203 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations
2014

Aeolian sediment and dust fluxes during predominant "background" wind conditions for unburned and burned semiarid grassland: Interplay between particle size and temporal scale

Merino-Martín, L., Field, J. P., Villegas, J. C., Whicker, J. J., Breshears, D. D., Law, D. J. & Urgeghe, A. M., Sep 2014, In : Aeolian Research. 14, p. 97-103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Factoring in canopy cover heterogeneity on evapotranspiration partitioning: Beyond big-leaf surface homogeneity assumptions

Villegas, J. C., Espeleta, J. E., Morrison, C. T., Breshears, D. D. & Huxman, T. E., Jan 1 2014, In : Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69, 3, p. 78A-83A

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Factoring in canopy cover heterogeneity on evapotranspiration partitioning: Beyond big-leaf surface homogeneity assumptions

Villegas, J. C., Espeleta, J. E., Morrison, C. T., Breshears, D. D. & Huxman, T. E., 2014, In : Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 69, 3, p. 78A-83A

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

5 Scopus citations

Hillslope-scale experiment demonstrates the role of convergence during two-step saturation

Gevaert, A. I., Teuling, A. J., Uijlenhoet, R., DeLong, S. B., Huxman, T. E., Pangle, L. A., Breshears, D. D., Chorover, J., Pelletier, J. D., Saleska, S. R., Zeng, X. & Troch, P. A., Sep 24 2014, In : Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 18, 9, p. 3681-3692 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
22 Scopus citations

Introduction to a Special Issue of Aeolian Research Airborne mineral dust contaminants: Impacts on human health and the environment

Breshears, D. D., Whicker, J. J., Sáez, A. E. & Field, J. P., Sep 2014, In : Aeolian Research. 14, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Scopus citations

Progress on relationships between horizontal and vertical dust flux: Mathematical, empirical and risk-based perspectives

Whicker, J. J., Breshears, D. D. & Field, J. P., Sep 2014, In : Aeolian Research. 14, p. 105-111 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations
2013
53 Scopus citations

Employing lidar to detail vegetation canopy architecture for prediction of aeolian transport

Sankey, J. B., Law, D. J., Breshears, D. D., Munson, S. M. & Webb, R. H., May 16 2013, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 40, 9, p. 1724-1728 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Global change-type drought-induced tree mortality: Vapor pressure deficit is more important than temperature per se in causing decline in tree health

Eamus, D., Boulain, N., Cleverly, J. & Breshears, D. D., 2013, In : Ecology and Evolution. 3, 8, p. 2711-2729 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations

Modeling aeolian transport of soil-bound plutonium: Considering infrequent but normal environmental disturbances is critical in estimating future dose

Michelotti, E. A., Whicker, J. J., Eisele, W. F., Breshears, D. D. & Kirchner, T. B., Jun 2013, In : Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 120, p. 73-80 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Nonstructural leaf carbohydrate dynamics of Pinus edulis during drought-induced tree mortality reveal role for carbon metabolism in mortality mechanism

Adams, H. D., Germino, M. J., Breshears, D. D., Barron-Gafford, G. A., Guardiola-Claramonte, M., Zou, C. B. & Huxman, T. E., Mar 1 2013, In : New Phytologist. 197, 4, p. 1142-1151 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

139 Scopus citations

Precipitation thresholds and drought-induced tree die-off: Insights from patterns of Pinus edulis mortality along an environmental stress gradient

Clifford, M. J., Royer, P. D., Cobb, N. S., Breshears, D. D. & Ford, P. L., Oct 1 2013, In : New Phytologist. 200, 2, p. 413-421 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Scopus citations

The critical amplifying role of increasing atmospheric moisture demand on tree mortality and associated regional die-off

Breshears, D. D., Adams, H. D., Eamus, D., Mcdowell, N. G., Law, D. J., Will, R. E., Williams, A. P. & Zou, C. B., Aug 2 2013, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 4, AUG, 266.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

79 Scopus citations
2012

Corrigendum to " Decreased streamflow in semi-arid basins following drought-induced tree die-off: A counter-intuitive and indirect climate impact on hydrology" [J. Hydrol. 406 (3-4) (2011) 225-233]

Guardiola-Claramonte, M., Troch, P. A., Breshears, D. D., Huxman, T. E., Switanek, M. B., Durcik, M. & Cobb, N. S., Jan 11 2012, In : Journal of Hydrology. 414-415, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Scopus citations

Density-dependent ecohydrological effects of pionjuniper woody canopy cover on soil microclimate and potential soil evaporation

Royer, P. D., Breshears, D. D., Zou, C. B., Villegas, J. C., Cobb, N. S. & Kurc, S. A., Jan 2012, In : Rangeland Ecology and Management. 65, 1, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Drought-induced forest decline: Causes, scope and implications

Martínez-Vilalta, J., Lloret, F. & Breshears, D. D., Oct 23 2012, In : Biology letters. 8, 5, p. 689-691 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

78 Scopus citations