Publications

2020

Burt, A., Boni Vicari, M., da Costa, A. C. L., Coughlin, I., Meir, P., Rowland, L., and Disney, M. (2021) New insights into large tropical tree mass and structure from direct harvest and terrestrial lidar R. Soc. open sci. 8: 201458 Full Text
Pereira, L.,Bittencourt, P.R.L., Rowland, L., Brum, m., Miranda,M.T., Pacheco, V.C., Oliveir, R.S., Machadoa, R.C., Jansen, S., Ribeiro, R.V. (2020) Using the Pneumatic method to estimate embolism resistance in species with long vessels: A commentary on the article “A comparison of five methods to assess embolism resistance in trees” New Phytologist Full Text
Rowland L., Oliveira R. S., Bittencourt P. R. L., Giles A. L., Coughlin I., de Britto Costa P., Bartholomew, D., Domingues T. F., et al. (2020) Plant traits controlling growth change in response to a drier climate New Phytologist Full Text
Rowland L., da Costa A. C. L., Oliveira R. S., Bittencourt P. R. L., Giles A. L., Coughlin I., de Britto Costa P., Bartholomew, D., Domingues T. F., et al. (2020) The response of carbon assimilation and storage to long‐term drought in tropical trees is dependent on light availability Functional Ecology Full Text
Flores, B.M., Oliveira, R.S., Rowland, L., Quesada, C.A., Lambers, H. (2020) Editorial special issue: plant-soil interactions in the Amazon rainforest. Plant & Soil Full Text
Bartholomew DC, Bittencourt PRL, da Costa ACL, Banin LF, de Britto Costa P, Coughlin SI, Domingues TF, Ferreira LV, Giles A, Mencuccini M, Mercado L, Miatto RC, Oliveira A, Oliveira R, Meir P, Rowland L (2020) Small tropical forest trees have a greater capacity to adjust carbon metabolism to long-term drought than large canopy trees. PC&E Full Text
Jones S, Rowland L, Cox P, Hemming D, Wiltshire A, Williams K, Parazoo NC, Liu J, da Costa ACL, Meir P, Mencuccini M, Harper AB (2020) The impact of a simple representation of non-structural carbohydrates on the simulated response of tropical forests to drought. Biogeosciences(17), 3589–3612, Full Text
Eller CB, Rowland L, Mencuccini M, Rosas T, Williams K, Harper A, Medlyn BE, Wagner Y, Klein T, Teodoro GS et al (2020) Stomatal optimisation based on xylem hydraulics (SOX) improves land surface model simulation of vegetation responses to climate. New Phytol. Full Text
Bittencourt PRL, Oliveira RS, da Costa ACL, Giles AL, Coughlin I, Costa PB, Bartholomew DC, Ferreira LV, Vasconcelos SS, Barros FV, et al.(2020)Amazonian trees have limited capacity to acclimate plant hydraulic properties in response to long‐term drought GCB. Full Text
Pereira L, Bittencourt PRL, Pacheco VS, Miranda MT, Zhang Y, Oliveira RS, Groenendijk P, Machado EC, Tyree MT, Jansen S, et al (2020) The Pneumatron: an automated pneumatic apparatus for estimating xylem vulnerability to embolism at high temporal resolution. Plant Cell Environ, 43(1), 131-142 Full Text

2019

Binks O, Mencuccini M, Rowland L, da Costa ACL, de Carvalho CJR, Bittencourt P, Eller C, Teodoro GS, Carvalho EJM, Soza A, et al  (2019)  Foliar water uptake in Amazonian trees: Evidence and consequences.  Glob Chang Biol, 25(8), 2678-2690 Full Text
Mencuccini M, Rosas T, Rowland L, Choat B, Cornelissen H, Jansen S, Kramer K, Lapenis A, Manzoni S, Niinemets Ü, et al (2019) Leaf economics and plant hydraulics drive leaf : wood area ratios. New Phytol, 224(4), 1544-1556. Full Text
Harrison, M. E., Ottay, J. B., D’Arcy, L. J., Cheyne, S. M., Anggodo Belcher, C., Cole, et al (2019) Tropical forest and peatland conservation in Indonesia: Challenges and directions. People and Nature 2(1). 4-28.Full Text
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2018

Meir P, Mencuccini M, Binks O, da Costa ACL, Ferreira L, Rowland L (2018)  Short-term effects of drought on tropical forest do not fully predict impacts of repeated or long-term drought: gas exchange versus growth. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 373(1760) – Full Text
Malhi Y, Rowland L, Aragão LEOC, Fisher RA (2018) New insights into the variability of the tropical land carbon cycle from the El Nino of 2015/16. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 373(1760) – Full Text
Eller CB, Rowland L, Oliveira RS, Bittencourt PRL, Barros FV, da Costa ACL, Meir P, Friend AD, Mencuccini M, Sitch S et al. (2018) Modelling tropical forest responses to drought and El Niño with a stomatal optimization model based on xylem hydraulics. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 373(1760) – Full Text
Rifai SW, Girardin CAJ, Berenguer E, del Aguila-Pasquel J, Dahlsjo CAL, Doughty CE, Jeffery KJ, Moore S, Oliveras I, Riutta T et al. (2018) ENSO Drives interannual variation of forest woody growth across the tropics. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 373(1760) – Full Text 
Rowland LM, da Costa A, Oliveira A, Oliveria R, Bittencourt P, Costa P, Giles A, Sosa A, Coughlin I, Godlee J, et al (2018). Drought stress and tree size determine stem CO2 efflux in a tropical forest. New Phytologist  218(4), 1393-1405, – Full Text
Rowland LM, da Costa ACL, Oliveira AAR, Almeida SS, Ferreira LV, Malhi Y, Metcalfe DB, Mencuccini M, Grace J, Meir P, et al (2018). Shock and stabilisation following long-term drought in tropical forest from 15 years of litterfall dynamics. Journal of Ecology, 106(4), 1673-1682 – Full Text
B Eller C, de V Barros F, R L Bittencourt P, Rowland L, Mencuccini M, S Oliveira R (2018). Xylem hydraulic safety and construction costs determine tropical tree growth. Plant Cell Environ41(3), 548-562. – Full Text
da Costa ACL, Rowland L, Oliveira RS, Oliveira AAR, Binks OJ, Salmon Y, Vasconcelos SS, Junior JAS, Ferreira LV, Poyatos R, et al (2017). Stand dynamics modulate water cycling and mortality risk in droughted tropical forest. Global Change Biology 24 (1), 249-258. – Full Text

2017

Esquivel-Muelbert A, Galbraith D, Dexter KG, Baker TR, Lewis SL, Meir P, Rowland L, Costa ACLD, Nepstad D, Phillips OL, et al(2017). Biogeographic distributions of neotropical trees reflect their directly measured drought tolerances. Scientific Reports7(1) – Full Text
Rowland L, Zaragoza-Castells J, Bloomfield KJ, Turnbull MH, Bonal D, Burban B, Salinas N, Cosio E, Metcalfe DJ, Ford A, et al (2017). Scaling leaf respiration with nitrogen and phosphorus in tropical forests across two continents. New Phytologist214(3), 1064-1077. – Full Text

2016

Wagner FH, Hérault B, Bonal D, Stahl C, Anderson LO, Baker TR, Sebastian Becker G, Beeckman H, Boanerges Souza D, Cesar Botosso P, et al (2016). Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. Biogeosciences13(8), 2537-2562. – Full Text
Binks O, Meir P, Rowland L, da Costa ACL, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveira AAR, Ferreira L, Mencuccini M(2016). Limited acclimation in leaf anatomy to experimental drought in tropical rainforest trees. Tree Physiology36(12), 1550-1561. – Full Text
Christoffersen BO, Gloor M, Fauset S, Fyllas NM, Galbraith DR, Baker TR, Rowland L, Fisher RA, Binks OJ, Sevanto SA, et al (2016). Linking hydraulic traits to tropical forest function in a size-structured and trait-driven model (TFS v.1-Hydro). Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, 1-60. – Full Text
Binks O, Meir P, Rowland L, da Costa ACL, Vasconcelos SS, de Oliveira AAR, Ferreira L, Christoffersen B, Nardini A, Mencuccini M, et al (2016). Plasticity in leaf-level water relations of tropical rainforest trees in response to experimental drought. New Phytologist211(2), 477-488. – Full Text
Girardin CAJ, Malhi Y, Doughty CE, Metcalfe DB, Meir P, del Aguila-Pasquel J, Araujo-Murakami A, da Costa ACL, Silva-Espejo JE, Farfán Amézquita F and Rowland L. (2016). Seasonal trends of Amazonian rainforest phenology, net primary productivity, and carbon allocation. Global Biogeochemical Cycles30(5), 700-715. – Full Text
Anderegg WRL, Martinez-Vilalta J, Cailleret M, Camarero JJ, Ewers BE, Galbraith D, Gessler A, Grote R, Huang C-Y, Levick SR, et al (2016). When a Tree Dies in the Forest: Scaling Climate-Driven Tree Mortality to Ecosystem Water and Carbon Fluxes. Ecosystems19(6), 1133-1147. – Full Text

2015

Rowland L, Lobo-do-Vale RL, Christoffersen BO, Melém EA, Kruijt B, Vasconcelos SS, Domingues T, Binks OJ, Oliveira AAR, Metcalfe D, et al (2015). After more than a decade of soil moisture deficit, tropical rainforest trees maintain photosynthetic capacity, despite increased leaf respiration. Global Change Biology21(12), 4662-4672. – Full Text
Rowland L, da Costa ACL, Galbraith DR, Oliveira RS, Binks OJ, Oliveira AAR, Pullen AM, Doughty CE, Metcalfe DB, Vasconcelos SS, et al (2015). Death from drought in tropical forests is triggered by hydraulics not carbon starvation. Nature 528, 119-122. – Full Text
Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, et al (2015). Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types and leaf traits. New Phytologist206(2), 614-636. – Full Text
Rowland L, Harper A, Christoffersen BO, Galbraith DR, Imbuzeiro HMA, Powell TL, Doughty C, Levine NM, Malhi Y, Saleska SR, et al (2015). Modelling climate change responses in tropical forests: Similar productivity estimates across five models, but different mechanisms and responses. Geoscientific Model Development8(4), 1097-1110. – Full Text
Lin YS, Medlyn BE, Duursma RA, Prentice IC, Wang H, Baig S, Eamus D, De Dios VR, Mitchell P, Ellsworth DS, et al (2015). Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world. Nature Climate Change5(5), 459-464. – Full Text
Meir P, Wood TE, Galbraith DR, Brando PM, Da Costa ACL, Rowland L, Ferreira LV (2015). Threshold Responses to Soil Moisture Deficit by Trees and Soil in Tropical Rain Forests: Insights from Field Experiments. BioScience65(9), 882-892. – Full Text

2014

Rowland L, Hill TC, Stahl C, Siebicke L, Burban B, Zaragoza-Castells J, Ponton S, Bonal D, Meir P, Williams M, et al (2014). Evidence for strong seasonality in the carbon storage and carbon use efficiency of an Amazonian forest. Global Change Biology20(3), 979-991. Full Text

2013

Powell TL, Galbraith DR, Christoffersen BO, Harper A, Imbuzeiro HMA, Rowland L, Almeida S, Brando PM, da Costa ACL, Costa MH, et al (2013). Confronting model predictions of carbon fluxes with measurements of Amazon forests subjected to experimental drought. New Phytologist 200(2), 350-365. – Full Text
da Costa ACL, Metcalfe DB, Doughty CE, de Oliveira AAR, Neto GFC, da Costa MC, Silva Junior JDA, Aragão LEOC, Almeida S, Galbraith DR, et al (2013). Ecosystem respiration and net primary productivity after 8-10 years of experimental through-fall reduction in an eastern Amazon forest. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 7(1-2), 7-24. – Full Text
Rowland L, Stahl C, Bonal D, Siebicke L, Williams M, Meir P (2013). The Response of Tropical Rainforest Dead Wood Respiration to Seasonal Drought. Ecosystems16(7), 1294-1309. – Full Text
Rowland L, Malhi Y, Silva-Espejo JE, Farfán-Amézquita F, Halladay K, Doughty CE, Meir P, Phillips OL(2013). The sensitivity of wood production to seasonal and interannual variations in climate in a lowland Amazonian rainforest. Oecologia174(1), 295-306. – Full Text