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47. Restrepo-Coupe N, Christoffersen BO, Longo M, Alves LF, Campos KS, da Araujo AC, de Oliveira RC, Prohaska N, da Silva R, Tapajos R, Wiedemann KT, Wofsy SC, Saleska SR, 2023. Asymmetric response of Amazon forest water and energy fluxes to wet and dry hydrological extremes reveals onset of a local drought-induced tipping point. Global Change Biology, 00, 1–16.

46. Xu C, Christoffersen B, Robbins Z, Knox R, Fisher RA, Chitra-Tarak R, Slot M, Solander K, Kueppers L, Koven C, McDowell N, 2023. Quantification of hydraulic trait control on plant hydrodynamics and risk of hydraulic failure within a demographic structured vegetation model in a tropical forest (FATES-HYDRO V1.0), EGUsphere [preprint],, accepted.

45. Ding J, Buotte P, Bales R, Christoffersen B, Fisher RA, Goulden M, Knox R, Kueppers L, Shuman J, Xu C, Koven CD, 2023. Coordination of rooting, xylem, and stoma strategies explains the response of conifer forest stands to multi-year drought in the Southern Sierra Nevada of California, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint],, accepted.



44. Albrecht C**, Contreras Z**, Wahl-Villareal K, Sternberg M, Christoffersen BOϯ. 2022. Winners and losers in dryland reforestation: species survival along a 33-year planting chronosequence. Restoration Ecology 30: e13559. Part of Cross-Society Special Feature on the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration


43. Arias M**, Mendez S*, Chavana J*, Wahl K, Kariyat K, Christoffersen BOϯ. 2021. Do early-successional weeds facilitate or compete with seedlings in forest restoration? Disentangling abiotic vs. biotic factors. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 2(3): e12095. Part of Cross-Society Special Feature on the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

42. Mohsin F**, Arias M**, Albrecht C**, Wahl K, Fierro A, Christoffersen BOϯ. 2021. Species-specific responses to restoration interventions in a Tamaulipan thornforest. Forest Ecology and Management 491:119-154.

41. Konings A, incl. Christoffersen BO and 34 coauthors. 2021. Detecting forest response to droughts with global observations of vegetation water content. Global Change Biology 27(23), 6005-6024.


40. Luera P*, Wahl-Villarreal K, Christoffersen BO, Treviño A**, Soti P, Gabler CA, 2021. Effects of scarification, phytohormones, soil type, and warming on the germination and/or seedling performance of three Tamaulipan thornscrub forest species. Plants, 10(8), 1489.

39. Ma W, Zhai L, Pivovaroff A, Shuman J, Buotte P, Ding J, Christoffersen BO, Moritz M, Koven CD, Kueppers L, Xu C. 2021. Assessing climate change impacts on live fuel moisture and wildfire risk using a hydrodynamic vegetation model. Biogeosciences 18(13): 4005-4020.


38. Fang Y, Leung RL, Wolfe BT, Detto M, Knox R, McDowell N, Grossiord C, Xu C, Christoffersen BO, Gentine P, Koven CD, Chambers JQ. 2021. Vapor pressure deficit as the main driver of canopy conductance limitation at BCI during the 2015 El Niño event. JGR-Atmospheres e2021JD035004.


37. Pivovaroff A, Wolfe BT, McDowell N, Christoffersen BO, Davies S, Grossiord C, Riley L, Rogers A, Serbin S, Wright SJ, Wu J, Xu C, Chambers J. Hydraulic architecture explains species moisture dependency but not mortality rates across a tropical rainfall gradient. Biotropica 53(4):1213-1225.

36. Chavana J*, Singh S*, Vasquez A**, Christoffersen BO, Racelis A, Kariyat RR. 2021.Local adaptation to continuous mowing makes the noxious weed Solanum elaeagnifolium a superweed candidate by improving fitness and defense traits. Scientific Reports 11(1): 1-15.


35. Restrepo-Coupe N, incl. Christoffersen BO and 15 coauthors. 2021. Understanding water and energy fluxes in the Amazonia: Lessons from an observation-model intercomparison. Global Change Biology 27(9): 1802-1819.


34. Perez KE, Najev BSL*, Christoffersen BO, Nekola JC. 2021. Biotic homogenization or riparian refugia? Urban and wild land snail assemblages along a subtropical precipitation gradient. Journal of Urban Ecology 7(1).


33. Solander K, incl. Christoffersen BO and 26 coauthors. The pan-tropical response of soil moisture to El Niño. 2020. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24(5): 2303-2322.


32. Tayal M*, Somavat P, Rodriguez I**, Thomas T, Christoffersen BO, Kariyat R. 2020. Polyphenol-rich purple corn pericarp extract adversely impacts herbivore growth and development. Insects 11(2): 98.


31. Koven C, incl. Christoffersen BO and 26 coauthors. 2020. Benchmarking and Parameter Sensitivity of Predictions of Ecophysiological and Vegetation Dynamics using the Functionally Assembled Terrestrial Ecosystem Simulator (FATES) at Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biogeosciences 17(11): 3017-3044.


30. Xu C, McDowell NG, Fisher RA, Wei L, Sevanto S, Christoffersen BO, Weng E, Middleton RS. 2019. Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation productivity under climate change. Nature Climate Change 9(12): 948-953.


29. Kasper S*ϯ, Christoffersen BOϯ, Soti P, Racelis A. Abiotic and biotic limitations to nodulation by leguminous cover crops in South Texas. Agriculture 9(10): 209.


28. Grossiord CΓ, Christoffersen BOΓ, Alonso-Rodríguez AM, Anderson-Teixeira K, Asbjornsen H, Aparecido LMT, Carter Berry Z, Baraloto C, Bonal D, Borrego I, et al. 2019. Precipitation mediates sap flux sensitivity to evaporative demand in the neotropics. Oecologia 191(3): 519-530.

Γ: joint first authors

27. Mencuccini M, Manzoni S, Christoffersen B. 2019. Modelling water fluxes in plants: from tissues to biosphere. New Phytologist 222(3): 1207-1222.


26. Massoud EC, Xu C, Fisher R, Knox R, Walker A, Serbin S, Christoffersen BO, Holm J, Kueppers L, Riciutto D, Wei L, Johnson D, Chambers J, Koven CD, Vrugt JA, McDowell N. 2019. Identification of key parameters controlling demographically structured vegetation dynamics in a land surface model: CLM4.5(FATES). Geoscientific Model Development 12(9): 4133-4164.


25. Fauset S, incl. Christoffersen BO and 23 coauthors 2019. Individual-Based Modeling of Amazon Forests Suggests That Climate Controls Productivity While Traits Control Demography. Frontiers in Earth Science 7(83).


24. Barros FdV, Bittencourt PRL, Brum M, Restrepo-Coupe N, Pereira L, Teodoro GS, Saleska SR, Borma LS, Christoffersen BO, Penha D, et al. 2019. Hydraulic traits explain differential responses of Amazonian forests to the 2015 El Niño-induced drought. New Phytologist 223(3): 1253-1266.


23. Massoud EC, Purdy AJ, Christoffersen BO, Santiago LS, Xu C. 2019. Bayesian inference of hydraulic properties in and around a Douglas white fir using a process based ecohydrologic model. Envrionmental Modelling and Software 115: 76-85.


22. Wei L, Xu C, Jansen S, Zhou H, Christoffersen BO, Pockman WT, Middleton RS, Marshall JD, McDowell NG. 2019. A heuristic classification of woody plants based on contrasting shade and drought strategies. Tree Physiology 39(5): 767-781.


21. Rammig A, incl. Christoffersen BO and 29 coauthors. 2018. A generic pixel-to-point comparison for simulated large-scale ecosystem properties and ground-based observations: an example from the Amazon region. Geoscientific Model Development 11(12): 5203-5215.


20. McDowell N, incl. Christoffersen BO and 34 coauthors. 2018. Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests. New Phytologist, 219: 851-869.


19. Christoffersen BOϯ, Meir P, McDowell N. 2017. Linking plant hydraulics and beta diversity in tropical forests. New Phytologist, 215(1): 12-14.


18. Fisher RA, Koven CD, Anderegg WRL, Christoffersen BO, Dietze MC, Farrior CE, Holm JA, Hurtt GC, Knox RG, Lawrence PJ, et al. 2017. Vegetation demographics in Earth System Models: A review of progress and priorities. Global Change Biology 24(1): 35-54.


17. Christianson DS, Varadharajan C, Christoffersen BO, Detto M, Faybishenko BA, Jardine KJ, Negron-Juarez R, Gimenez BO, Pastorello GZ, Powell T, Warren J, Wolfe B, Chambers J, Kueppers LM, McDowell NG, Agarwal D. 2017. A metadata reporting framework (FRAMES) for synthesis of ecohydrological observations. Ecological Informatics 42: 148-158.


16. Wu J, Guan K, Hayek M, Restrepo-Coupe N, Wiedemann K, Xu X, Wehr R, Christoffersen BO, Miao G, da Silva R, Araujo A, Oliveira R, de Camargo P, Monson R, Huete A, Saleska S. 2017. Partitioning the extrinsic and intrinsic controls on gross ecosystem productivity at hourly to inter-annual time scales in an Amazonian evergreen forest. Global Change Biology 23(3): 1240-1257.


15. Restrepo-Coupe N, Levine NM, Christoffersen BO, Albert LP, Wu J, Costa MH, Galbraith D, Imbuzeiro H, Martins G, da Araujo, AC, Malhi Y, Zeng X, Moorcroft P, Saleska SR.  2017. Do dynamic global vegetation models explain the seasonality of carbon fluxes in the Amazon basin? A data-model intercomparison. Global Change Biology 23(1):191-208.


14. Christoffersen BOϯ, Gloor M, Fauset S, Fyllas N, Galbraith D, Baker T, Kruit B, Rowland L, Fisher R, Binks O, Sevanto S, Xu C, Jansen S, Choat B, Mencuccini M, McDowell NG, Meir P. 2016. Linking tropical forest function to hydraulic traits in a size-structured and trait-driven model (TFS v.1-Hydro). 2016. Geoscientific Model Development 9(1-29) 4227–4255. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1-2016.


13. Johnson M, incl. Christoffersen BO and 48 coauthors. 2016. Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of aboveground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models. Global Change Biology  22(12): 3996-4013.


12. Wu J, incl. Christoffersen BO and 20 coauthors. 2016. Leaf development and demography explain photosynthetic seasonality in Amazon evergreen forests. Science 351(6276):972-974. doi: 10.1126/science.aad5068.


11. Binks O, Meir P, Rowland L, da Costa ACL, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveira AAR, Ferreira L, Christoffersen BO, Nardini A, Mencuccini M. 2016. Plasticity in leaf-level water relations of tropical rainforest trees in response to experimental drought. New Phytologist 211(2): 477-488.


10. Rowland L, Lobo-do-Vale RL, Christoffersen BO, Melém EA, Kruijt B, Vasconcelos SS, Domingues T, Binks OJ, Oliveira AAR, Metcalfe D, da Costa ACL, Mencuccini M, Meir P. 2015. After more than a decade of soil moisture deficit, tropical rainforest trees maintain photosynthetic capacity, despite increased leaf respiration. Global Change Biology 21: 4662–4672. doi:10.1111/gcb.13035.


9. Rowland L, Harper A, Christoffersen BO, Galbraith DR, Imbuzeiro HMA, Powell TL, Doughty C, Levine NM, Malhi Y, Saleska SR, Moorcroft PR, Meir P, Williams M 2015. Modelling climate change responses in tropical forests: similar productivity estimates across five models, but different mechanisms and responses. Geoscientific Model Development 8(4): 1097-1110.


8. Christoffersen BOϯ, and 37 coauthors. 2014. Mechanisms of water supply and vegetation demand govern the seasonality and magnitude of evapotranspiration in Amazonia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 191: 33-50.


7. Oliveira RS, Christoffersen BO, Barros FV, Teodoro GS, Bittencourt P, Brum MMJ, Viani RAG. 2014. Changing precipitation regimes and the water and carbon economies of trees. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology 26(1): 65-82. doi: 10.1007/s40626-014-0007-1.


6. Joetzjer E, Delire C, Douville H, Ciais P, Decharme B, Fisher R, Christoffersen BO, Calvet JC, da Costa ACL, Ferreira LV, Meir P. 2014. Predicting the response of the Amazon rainforest to persistent drought conditions under current and future climates: a major challenge for global land surface models. Geoscientific Model Development 7(6): 2933-2950.


5. Powell TL, Galbraith DR, Christoffersen BO, Harper A, Imbuzeiro HMA, Rowland L, Almeida S, Brando PM, da Costa ACL, Costa MH, Levine NM, Malhi Y, Saleska SR, Sotta E, Williams M, Meir P, Moorcroft PR. 2013. Confronting model predictions of carbon fluxes with measurements of Amazon forests subjected to experimental drought. New Phytologist 200: 350-364.


4. Restrepo-Coupe N, incl. Christoffersen BO and 24 coauthors. 2013. What drives the seasonality of photosynthesis across the Amazon basin? A cross-site analysis of eddy flux tower measurements from the Brasil flux network. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 182–183: 128-144.


3. von Randow C, incl. Christoffersen BO and 27 coauthors. 2013. Inter-annual variability of carbon and water fluxes in Amazonian forest Cerrado and pasture sites, as simulated by terrestrial biosphere models. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 182: 145-155.


2. de Gonçalves LGG, incl. Christoffersen BO and 33 coauthors. 2013. Overview of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazônia Data Model Intercomparison Project (LBA-DMIP). Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 182-183: 111-127.


1. Sakaguchi K, Zeng X, Christoffersen BJ, Restrepo-Coupe N, Saleska SR, Brando PM. 2011. Natural and drought scenarios in an east central Amazon forest: Fidelity of the Community Land Model 3.5 with three biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 116: G01029, doi:10.1029/2010JG001477.

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