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Nate McDowell

Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling

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  • Bennett KE, T Bohn, K Solander, NG McDowell, C Xu, E Vivoni, and R Middleton. 2018. "Climate-driven disturbances in the San Juan River sub-basin of the Colorado River." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22(1):709-725.  doi:10.5194/hess-22-709-2018
  • Bennett KE, T Bohn, K Solander, NG McDowell, C Xu, E Vivoni, and R Middleton. 2018. "Climate-driven disturbances in the San Juan River sub-basin of the Colorado River." Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 22(1):709-725.  doi:10.5194/hess-22-709-2018
  • Goodsman DW, BH Aukema, NG McDowell, R Middleton, and C Xu. 2018. "Incorporating variability in simulations of seasonally forced phenology using integral projection models." Ecology and Evolution 8(1):162-175.  doi:10.1002/ece3.3590
  • Guerin M, D Martin-Benito, G Von Arx, L Andreu-Hayles, KL Griffin, R Hamdan, NG McDowell, R Muscarella, WT Pockman, and P Gentine. 2018. "Interannual variations in needle and sapwood traits of Pinus edulis branches under an experimental drought." Ecology and Evolution 8(3):1655-1672.  doi:10.1002/ece3.3743
  • Johnson DM, JC Domec, ZC Berry, AM Schwantes, KA Mcculloh, DR Woodruff, W Polley, R Wortemann, JJ Swenson, DS Mackay, NG McDowell, and RB Jackson. 2018. "Co-occurring woody species have diverse hydraulic strategies and mortality rates during an extreme drought." Plant, Cell & Environment 41(3):576-588.  doi:10.1111/pce.13121
  • Munson SM, S Reed, J Penuelas, NG McDowell, and OE Sala. 2018. "Ecosystem thresholds, tipping points, and critical transitions." New Phytologist 218(4):1315-1317.  doi:10.1111/nph.15145


  • McDowell NG, and C Xu. 2017. "Using traits to uncover tropical forest function." New Phytologist 214(3):903-904.  doi:10.1111/nph.14576
  • McDowell NG, S Michaletz, KE Bennett, K Solander, C Xu, RM Maxwell, and R Middleton. 2017. "Predicting chronic climate-driven disturbances and their mitigation." Ecology and Evolution 33(1):15-27.  doi:10.1016/j.tree.2017.10.002
  • Adams HD, G Barron-Gafford, RL Minor, AA Gardea, L Bentley, DJ Law, DD Breshears, NG McDowell, and TE Huxman. 2017. "Temperature response surfaces for mortality risk of tree species with future drought." Environmental Research Letters 12(11):Article No. 115014.  doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aa93be
  • Adams HD, M Zeppel, W Anderegg, H Hartmann, SM Landhausser, DT Tissue, TE Huxman, PJ Hudson, TE Franz, C Allen, L Anderegg, G Barron-Gafford, DJ Beerling, DD Breshears, TJ Brodribb, H Bugmann, RC Cobb, AD Collins, LT Dickman, H Duan, B Ewers, L Galiano, DA Galvez, N Garcia-Forner, ML Gaylord, MJ Germino, A Gessler, UG Hacke, R Hakamada, A Hector, MW Jenkins, J Kane, TE Kolb, DJ Law, JD Lewis, JM Limousin, DM Love, AK Macalady, J Martinez-Vilalta, M Mencuccini, PJ Mitchell, JD Muss, MJ O'Brien, A O'Grady, R Pangle, EA Pinkard, FI Piper, JA Plaut, WT Pockman, J Quirk, K Reinhardt, F Ripullone, MG Ryan, A Sala, S Sevanto, JS Sperry, R Vargas, M Vennetier, DA Way, C Xu, EA Yepez, and NG McDowell. 2017. "A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality." Nature Ecology and Evolution 1(9):1285-1291.  doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0248-x
  • Christoffersen B, P Meir, and NG McDowell. 2017. "Linking plant hydraulics and beta diversity in tropical forests." New Phytologist 215(1):12-14.  doi:10.1111/nph.14601
  • Grossiord C, S Sevanto, I Borrego, AM Chan, AD Collins, LT Dickman, PJ Hudson, N Mcbranch, S Michaletz, WT Pockman, M Ryan, A Vilagrosa, and NG McDowell. 2017. "Tree water dynamics in a drying and warming world." Plant, Cell & Environment 40(9):1861-1873.  doi:10.1111/pce.12991
  • Momen M, JD Wood, KA Novick, R Pangle, WT Pockman, NG McDowell, and AG Konings. 2017. "Interacting Effects of Leaf Water Potential and Biomass on Vegetation Optical Depth." Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences 122(11):3031-3046.  doi:10.1002/2017JG004145
  • Morillas L, R Pangle, GE Maurer, WT Pockman, NG McDowell, CW Huang, D Krofcheck, AM Fox, R Sinsabaugh, TA Rahn, and M Litvak. 2017. "Tree mortality decreases water availability and ecosystem resilience to drought in pinon-juniper woodlands in the southwestern USA." Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences 122(12):3343-3361.  doi:10.1002/2017JG004095
  • Popovic M, M Gregori, D Vodnik, M Ferlan, T Mrak, I Straus, NG McDowell, H Kraigher, and A De Marco. 2017. "Identification of stress biomarkers for drought and increased soil temperature in seedlings of European beech (Fagus sylvatica)." Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47(11):1517-1526.  doi:10.1139/cjfr-2016-0530
  • Wang W, M Jia, G Wang, W Zhu, and NG McDowell. 2017. "Rapid warming forces contrasting growth trends of subalpine fir (Abies fabri) at higher- and lower-elevations in the eastern Tibetan Plateau." Forest Ecology and Management 402:135-144.  doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.07.043


  • Hoffman FM, CD Koven, G Kappel-Aleks, DM Lawrence, W Riley, JT Randerson, A Ahlstrom, G Abramowitz, D Baldocchi, B Bond-Lamberty, MG De Kauwe, S Denning, AR Desai, V Eyring, JB Fisher, R Fisher, PJ Gleckler, M Huang, G Hugelius, AK Jain, NY Kiang, H Kim, R Koster, SV Kumar, H Li, Y Luo, J Mao, NG McDowell, U Mishra, P Moorcroft, G Pau, DM Ricciuto, K Schaefer, C Schwalm, S Serbin, E Shevliakova, AG Slater, J Tang, M Williams, J Xia, C Xu, R Joseph, and D Koch. 2016. International Land Model Benchmarking (ILAMB) Workshop Report, Technical Report DOE/SC-0186PNNL-26550, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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