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

Coordination of plant hydraulic and photosynthetic traits: confronting optimality theory with field measurements. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17656

New Phytologist.

August 2021 Huiying Xu, Han Wang, I Colin Prentice, Sandy P Harrison, Genxu Wang, Xiangyang Sun, Predictability of leaf traits with climate and elevation: a case study in Gongga Mountain, China, Tree Physiology, Volume 41, Issue 8, August 2021, Pages 1336–1352, https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpab003
October 2021 Tan, S., Wang, H., Prentice, I.C., Yang, K.

Land-surface evapotranspiration derived from a first-principles primary production model https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac29eb

Environmental Research Letters

October 2021 Qiao, S., Wang, H., Prentice, I.C., Harrison, S.P.

Optimality-based modelling of climate impacts on global potential wheat yield. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2e38

Environmental Research Letters

November 2021 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

Understanding and modelling wildfire regimes: an ecological perspective


Environmental Research Letters