Our Publications

List of publications produced by the LEMONTREE project team:

(LEMONTREE members in bold)


March 2021 Leaf economics explained by optimality principles

Han WangI. Colin Prentice, Ian J. Wright, Shengchao Qiao, Xiangtao Xu, Kihachiro Kikuzawa, Nils Chr. Stenseth


March 2021

Plant hydraulics coordinated with photosynthetic traits and climate

Huiying Xu, Han Wang, I. Colin Prentice, Sandy P. HarrisonIan J. Wright


May 2021

Ecosystem photosynthesis in land-surface models: a first-principles approach

Giulia MengoliAnna Agustí-Panareda, Souhail Boussetta, Sandy P. HarrisonCarlo TrottaI. Colin Prentice


June 2021 Tansley review paper.

Eco-evolutionary optimality as a means to improve vegetation and land-surface models.

Sandy P. Harrison, Wolfgang Cramer, Oskar Franklin, Iain Colin Prentice, Han Wang, Åke Brännström, Hugo de Boer, Ulf Dieckmann, Jaideep Joshi, Trevor F. Keenan, Aliénor Lavergne, Stefano Manzoni, Giulia Mengoli, Catherine Morfopoulos,  Josep Peñuelas, Stephan Pietsch, Karin T. Rebel, Youngryel Ryu, Nicholas G. Smith, Benjamin D. Stocker, Ian J. Wright


July 2021 Coordination of plant hydraulic and photosynthetic traits: confronting optimality theory with field measurements.

Xu, H., Wang, H., Prentice, I.C., Harrison, S.P., Wright, I.J.

New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17656

August 2021 Predictability of leaf traits with climate and elevation: a case study in Gongga Mountain, China, 

Huiying Xu, Han Wang, I Colin Prentice, Sandy P Harrison, Genxu Wang, Xiangyang Sun,

Tree Physiology, Volume 41, Issue 8, August 2021, Pages 1336–1352, https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpab003

October 2021 Land-surface evapotranspiration derived from a first-principles primary production model

Tan, S., Wang, H., Prentice, I.C., Yang, K.

Environmental Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac29eb

October 2021 Optimality-based modelling of climate impacts on global potential wheat yield

Qiao, S., Wang, H., Prentice, I.C., Harrison, S.P.

Environmental Research Letters  https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2e38

October 2021

Global distribution of the rooting zone water storage capacity reflects plant adaptation to the environment

Stocker,B.D., et al  

BioRXiv  https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.17.460332

November 2021 Understanding and modelling wildfire regimes: an ecological perspective

Sandy P. Harrison, I. Colin Prentice, Keith J. Bloomfield, Ning Dong, Matthias Forkel, Matthew Forrest, Ramesh K. Ningthoujam, Adam Pellegrini, Yicheng Shen, Mara Baudena,  Anabelle W. Cardoso, Jessica C. Huss, Jaideep Joshi, Imma Oliveras, Juli G.Pausas, Kimberley J. Simpson


Environmental Research Letters

January 2022 NIRvP: a robust structural proxy for sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis across scales.

Dechant, B., Ryu, Y., Badgley, G., Köhler, P., Rascher, U., Migliavacca, M., Zhang, Y., Tagliabue, G., Guan, K., Rossini, M., Goulas, Y., Zeng, Y., Frankenberg, C., Berry, J.A. (2021)

 Remote Sensing of Environment  Volume 268 112763 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2021.112763

February 2022 A model of C4 photosynthetic acclimation based on least-cost optimality theory suitable for Earth System Model incorporation

Scott, HG and Smith, NG

Journal of Advances in Modeling the Earth System (JAMES).  https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021MS002470

March 2022 CO2 fertilization of terrestrial photosynthesis inferred from site to global scales.

Chen, C., Riley, W.J., Prentice, I.C., Keenan, T.F

In press at Proceedings National Academy of Science. https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2115627119#sec-4 

March 2022 Leaf morphological traits as adaptations to multiple climate gradients.

Wang, H., Wang, R., Harrison, S.P., Prentice, I.C.

Journal of Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13873