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McDowell NG, R Fisher, C Xu, J.C. Domec, T Höltta, DS Mackay, JS Sperry, A Boutz*, LT Dickman*, N Gehres, J-M Limousin, A Macalady, J Martinez-Vilálta, M Mencuccini, JA Plaut*, J Ogee, RE Pangle, D Rasse, MG Ryan, S Sevanto, EA Yepez, WT Pockman. 2013. Uncertainties and opportunities in modeling drought-associated vegetation mortality. New Phytologist. In Press.

Hanson DT, L Green* and WT Pockman 2013. Spatio-temporal decoupling of stomatal and mesophyll conductance induced by vein cutting in leaves of Helianthus annuus. Frontiers in Plant Science. In Press.

Plaut*, JA, WD Wadsworth, NG McDowell and WT Pockman. 2013. Reduced response to precipitation pulses precede mortality in a five-year rainfall manipulation experiment. New Phytologist. 10.1111/nph.12392.

Sevanto S, NG McDowell, LT Dickman*, RE Pangle, and WT Pockman. 2013. How do trees die? A test of the hydraulic failure and carbon starvation hypotheses. Plant Cell and Environment, 10.1111/pce.12141.

Limousin JM, CP Bickford, LT Dickman*, RE Pangle, PJ Hudson*, AL Boutz*, N Gehres, JL Osuna, WT Pockman, and NG McDowell. 2013. Regulation and acclimation of leaf gas-exchange in a piñon-juniper woodland exposed to three different precipitation regimes. Plant Cell and Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12089

Gaylord ML, TE Kolb, AK Macalady, JA Plaut, WT Pockman, EA Yepez, NG McDowell. 2013. Drought and insect attacks cause decline of piñon-juniper woodlands. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.12174

Báez, S, SL Collins, WT Pockman, JE Johnson and EE Small. 2013. Effects of experimental rainfall manipulations on Chihuahuan desert grassland and shrubland plant communities. Oecologia, DOI 10.1007/s00442-012-2552-0.

Shim, JH, HH Powers, CW Meyer, A Knohl, T Dawson, WT Pockman and NG McDowell. 2013. Hydrologic control of the oxygen isotope ratio of ecosystem respiration in a semi-arid woodland. Biogeosciences, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-4937-2013.

Cregger MA, Schadt CW, McDowell N, Pockman W, Classen AT (2012) Soil microbial community response to precipitation change in a semi-arid ecosystem. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(24): 8587-8594.

Pangle, RE, JP Hill, JA Plaut, EA Yepez, JR Elliot, WT Pockman, NG McDowell. 2012. Design and performance of an experimental infrastructure for ecosystem rainfall manipulation in a piñon-juniper woodland. Ecosphere 3(4).

Plaut JA, EA Yepez, JP Hill, RE Pangle, J Johnson, WT Pockman, NG McDowell. 2012. Hydraulic limits on water use under experimental drought in a piñon-juniper woodland. Plant Cell Environment DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2012.02512.x

Medeiros, JS, DL Marshall, H Maherali, and WT Pockman. 2011. Inter- and intra-population variability in freezing tolerance in Larrea tridentata and L. divaricata from high and low latitude. Oecologia. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2181-z

Shim, J., H. Powers, C. Meyer, W.T. Pockman, and N.G. McDowell.  2011. The role of inter-annual, seasonal, and synoptic climate on the carbon isotope ratio of ecosystem respiration at a semi-arid woodland.  Global Change Biology.17, 2584–2600, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02454.x

Medeiros, JS and W.T. Pockman.  2011.  Drought increases freezing tolerance in both leaves and xylem of Larrea tridentataPlant Cell and Environment,DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2010.02224.x

D’Odorico, P., J.D. Fuentes, W.T. Pockman, S.L. Collins, Y. He, J.S. Medeiros, S. DeWekker, and M.E. Litvak. 2010. Positive feedback between microclimate and shrub encroachment in the northern Chihuahuan desertEcoSphere 1(6) Article 17.

Pockman, W.T. and E.E. Small. 2010. The influence of spatial patterns of soil moisture on the grass and shrub responses to a summer rainstorm in a Chihuahuan desert ecotone, Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s10021-010-9337-2.

Medeiros, J.S. and W.T. Pockman. 2010. Carbon gain and hydraulic limits on water use differ between size classes of Larrea tridentata, Journal of Arid Environments, doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.05.008.

Collins, S.L., J.E. Fargione, C.L. Crenshaw, E. Nonaka, J.R. Elliott, Y. Xia, and W.T. Pockman. 2009. Rapid plant community responses during the summer monsoon to nighttime warming in a northern chihuahuan desert grassland, Journal of Arid Environments, doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.10.005.

Breshears, DD, OB Myers, CW Meyer, FJ Barnes, CB Zou, CD Allen, NG McDowell and WT Pockman. 2009. Tree die-off in response to global-change-type drought: mortality insights from a decade of plant water potential measurements. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7(4)185-189.

McDowell, NG, SA White and WT Pockman.  2008.  Transpiration and stomatal conductance across a steep climate gradient in the southern Rocky Mountains.  Ecohydrology 1(3):193-204.

Boykin L, WT Pockman and TK Lowrey. 2008. Leaf anatomy of Orcuttieae (Poaceae: Chloridoideae): More evidence of C4 photosynthesis without Kranz anatomy. Madrono. 55(2):143-150.

McDowell, NG, WT Pockman, C Allen, D Breshears, N Cobb, T Kolb, JS Sperry, A West, D Williams, EA Yepez. 2008. Tansley Review: Mechanisms of plant survival and mortality during drought: Why do some plants survive while others succumb to drought? New Phytologist. 178: 719-739.

Allen, AP, WT Pockman, C Restrepo, and BT Milne. 2008. Allometry, growth, and population regulation of the desert shrub Larrea tridentata. Functional Ecology. 22:197-204.

McElrone, A.J., J. Bichler, W.T. Pockman, C.R. Linder R.N. Addington and R.B. Jackson. 2007. Aquaporin-mediated changes in hydraulic conductivity of deep tree roots accessed via caves. Plant Cell and Environment 30:1411-1421 .

Jackson, R.B., W.T. Pockman, W.A. Hoffmann, T.M. Bleby and C. Armas. 2007. Structure and function of root systems. In: Functional Plant Ecology, 2nd ed., F.I. Pugnaire and F. Valladares eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 151-173.

Peters, D. P. C., J. R. Gosz, W. T. Pockman, E. E. Small, R. R. Parmenter, S. L. Collins, and E. Muldavin. 2006. Integrating patch and boundary dynamics to understand and predict biotic transitions at multiple scales. Landscape Ecology 21:19-33.

Hultine, K. R., D. F. Koepke, W. T. Pockman, A. Fravolini, J. S. Sperry, and D. G. Williams. 2006. Influence of soil texture on hydraulic properties and water relations of a dominant warm-desert phreatophyte. Tree Physiology 26:313-323.

Borchert, R. and W.T. Pockman. 2005. Water storage capacitance and xylem tension in isolated branches of temperate and tropical trees. Tree Physiology 25:457-466.

Seyfried M.S., S. Schwinning, M.A. Walvoord, W.T. Pockman, B.D. Newman, R.B. Jackson and F.M. Phillips. 2005 Ecohydrological Control of Deep Drainage in Arid and Semiarid Regions. Ecology 86:277-287.

Huxman, TE, BP Wilcox, DD Breshears, RL Scott, KA Snyder, EE Small, KH Hultine, WT Pockman, and RB Jackson. 2005. Ecohydrological implications of woody encroachment. Ecology 86:308-319.

McCulley RL, EG Jobbágy, WT Pockman, and RB Jackson. 2004. Nutrient uptake as a contributing explanation for deep rooting in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Oecologia 141:620-628.

Huxman, TE, D Tissue, K Snyder, J Leffler, K Ogle, WT Pockman, DR Sandquist, and DG Williams. 2004. Precipitation pulses and carbon dynamics in semi-arid and arid ecosystems. Oecologia 141:254-268.

McElrone, A.J., W.T. Pockman, J. Martinez-Vilalta and R.B. Jackson. 2004. Variation in xylem structure and function in stems and roots of trees to 20 m depth. New Phytologist. 163:507-517. ("A long drink of water: how xylem changes with depth", commentary by Gretchen North)

Angeles, G, B. Bond, J.S. Boyer, T. Brodribb, J.R. Brooks, M.J. Burns, J. Cavender-Bares, M. Clearwater, H. Cochard, J. Comstock, S.D. Davis, J.-C. Domec, L. Donovan, F. Ewers, B. Gartner, U. Hacke, T. Hinckley, N.M. Holbrook, H.G. Jones, K. Kavanagh, B. Law, J. Lopez-Portillo, C. Lovisolo, T. Martin, J. Martinez-Viltalta, S. Mayr, F.C. Meinzer, P. Melcher, M. Mencuccini, S. Mulkey, A. Nardini, H.W. Neufeld, J. Passiuoura, W.T. Pockman, R.B. Pratt, S. Rambal, H. Richter, L. Sack, S. Salleo, A. Schubert, P. Schulte, J.P. Sparks, J.Sperry, R. Teskey, M. Tyree. 2004. Letter: The Cohesion-Tension Theory. New Phytologist 163:451-452.

Maherali, H, WT Pockman and RB Jackson. 2004. Adaptive variation in the vulnerability of woody plants to xylem cavitation. Ecology 85(8):2184-2199.

Huxman TE, MD. Smith, PA. Fay, AK. Knapp, MR Shaw, ME Loik, SD Smith, DT Tissue, JC Zak, JF Weltzin, WT Pockman, OE. Sala, B Haddad, J Harte, GW Koch, S Schwinning, EE Small, and DG Williams. 2004. Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency. Nature. 429: 651-654

Milne, BT, DI Moore, TW Swetnam, JL Betancourt, WT Pockman and RR Parmenter. 2003. Inter-decadal drought cycles in New Mexico: Patterns, consequences and Forecasting. In Climate variability and ecosystem response at Long-Term Ecological Research sites, Oxford University Press, pp 286 - 307.

Weltzin, JF, ME Loik, S Schwinning, DG Williams, P Fay, B Haddad, J Harte, TE Huxman, AK Knapp, G Lin, WT Pockman, MR Shaw, EE Small, MD Smith, SD Smith, DT Tissue and JC Zak. 2003. Assessing the response of terrestrial ecosystems to potential changes in precipitation. BioScience 53:941-952 Cover

Martinez-Vilalta, J and W.T. Pockman. 2002. The vulnerability to freezing-induced xylem cavitation of Larrea tridentata in the Chihuahuan desert. American Journal of Botany 89(12):1916-1924.

Brooks, JR, N Buchmann, S Phillips, B Ehleringer, RD Evans, LA Martinelli, WT Pockman, DR Sandquist, JP Sparks, L Sperry, DG Williams, and JR Ehleringer. 2002. Heavy and light beer: a carbon isotope approach to detect C4 carbon in beers of different origins, styles and prices. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 50:6413-6418.

Jackson, RB, JL Banner, EG Jobbagy, WT Pockman and DH Wall. 2002. Ecosystem carbon loss with woody plant invasion. Nature 418:623-626. See also: News and Views article and Supplementary Information.

Hacke, U.G., J.S. Sperry, W.T. Pockman, S.D. Davis and K.A. McCulloh. 2001. Trends in wood density and structure are linked to prevention of xylem implosion by negative pressure. Oecologia 126:457-461.

Pockman, W.T. and J.S. Sperry. 2000. Vulnerability to cavitation and the distribution of Sonoran desert vegetation. American Journal of Botany, 87:1287-1299.

Jackson, R.B., L.J. Anderson and W.T. Pockman. 2000. Measuring soil water availability and water extraction by plants in ecosystem studies. In Methods in Ecosystem Science, O.E. Sala, R.B. Jackson, H.A. Mooney, R. Howarth eds., Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 199-214.

Jackson, R.B., W.T. Pockman and W.A. Hoffmann. 1999. Structure and function of root systems. In Handbook of Functional Plant Ecology, F.I. Pugnaire and F. Valladeres eds., Marcel Dekker Inc., New York.

Jackson, R.B., L.A. Moore, W.A. Hoffmann, W.T. Pockman, and C.R. Linder. 1999. Ecosystem rooting depth determined with caves and DNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 96:11387-11392.

Pockman, W.T. and J.S. Sperry. 1997. Freezing-induced xylem cavitation and the northern limit of Larrea tridentata. Oecologia 109:19-27.

Alder, N.N., W.T. Pockman, J.S. Sperry and S.M. Nuismer. 1997. Use of centrifugal force in the study of xylem cavitation. Journal of Experimental Botany 48:665-674

Alder, N.N., J.S. Sperry and W.T. Pockman. 1996. Root and stem embolism, stomatal conductance and leaf turgor in Acer grandidentatum populations along a soil moisture gradient. Oecologia 105:293-301.

Sperry, J.S., N.Z. Saliendra, W.T. Pockman, H. Cochard, P. Cruziat, S.D. Davis, F.W. Ewers, and M.T. Tyree. 1996. New evidence for large negative xylem pressures and their measurement by the pressure chamber method. Plant Cell and Environment 19:427-436.

Pockman, W.T., J.S. Sperry and J.W. O'Leary. 1995. Sustained and significant negative water pressure in xylem. Nature 378:715-716.

Sperry J.S. and W.T. Pockman. 1993. Limitation of transpiration by hydraulic conductance and xylem cavitation in Betula occidentalis. Plant Cell and Environment 16:279-288.

Arp, W.J., B.G. Drake, W.T. Pockman, P.S. Curtis and D.F. Whigham. 1993. Interactions between C3 and C4 salt marsh plant species during four years of exposure to elevated atmospheric CO2. Vegetatio 104/105:133-143.

Benzing, D.H. and W.T. Pockman. 1989. Why do non-foliar green organs of leafy orchids fail to exhibit net photosynthesis? Lindleyana 4:53-60.