Mark Westoby

Emeritus Professor

  • 37504 Citations
  • 90 h-Index
1974 …2020
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Research Outputs 1974 2020

2020

TRY plant trait database: enhanced coverage and open access

Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice, I. C., Leadley, P., Tautenhahn, S., Werner, G. D. A., Aakala, T., Abedi, M., Acosta, A. T. R., Adamidis, G. C., Adamson, K., Aiba, M., Albert, C. H., Alcántara, J. M., Alcázar C, C., Aleixo, I., Ali, H., Amiaud, B. & 709 othersAmmer, C., Amoroso, M. M., Anand, M., Anderson, C., Anten, N., Antos, J., Apgaua, D. M. G., Ashman, T-L., Asmara, D. H., Asner, G. P., Aspinwall, M., Atkin, O. K., Aubin, I., Baastrup-Spohr, L., Bahalkeh, K., Bahn, M., Baker, T., Baker, W. J., Bakker, J. P., Baldocchi, D., Baltzer, J., Banerjee, A., Baranger, A., Barlow, J., Barneche, D. R., Baruch, Z., Bastianelli, D., Battles, J., Bauerle, W., Bauters, M., Bazzato, E., Beckmann, M., Beeckman, H., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bekker, R., Belfry, G., Belluau, M., Beloiu, M., Benavides, R., Benomar, L., Berdugo-Lattke, M. L., Berenguer, E., Bergamin, R., Bergmann, J., Bergmann Carlucci, M., Berner, L., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Bigler, C., Bjorkman, A. D., Blackman, C., Blanco, C., Blonder, B., Blumenthal, D., Bocanegra-González, K. T., Boeckx, P., Bohlman, S., Böhning-Gaese, K., Boisvert-Marsh, L., Bond, W., Bond-Lamberty, B. P., Boom, A., Boonman, C. C. F., Bordin, K., Boughton, E. H., Boukili, V., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Bravo, S., Brendel, M. R., Broadley, M. R., Brown, K. A., Bruelheide, H., Brumnich, F., Bruun, H. H., Bruy, D., Buchanan, S. W., Bucher, S. F., Buchmann, N., Buitenwerf, R., Bunker, D. E., Bürger, J., Burrascano, S., Burslem, D. F. R. P., Butterfield, B. J., Byun, C., Marques, M., Scalon, M. C., Caccianiga, M., Cadotte, M., Cailleret, M., Camac, J., Camarero, J. J., Campany, C., Campetella, G., Campos, J. A., Cano-Arboleda, L., Canullo, R., Carbognani, M., Carvalho, F., Casanoves, F., Castagneyrol, B., Catford, J. A., Cavender-Bares, J., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Cervellini, M., Chacón-Madrigal, E., Chapin, K., Stuart Chapin, F., Chelli, S., Chen, S-C., Chen, A., Cherubini, P., Chianucci, F., Choat, B., Chung, K. S., Chytrý, M., Ciccarelli, D., Coll, L., Collins, C. G., Conti, L., Coomes, D., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cornwell, W. K., Corona, P., Coyea, M., Craine, J., Craven, D., Cromsigt, J. P. G. M., Csecserits, A., Cufar, K., Cuntz, M., da Silva, A. C., Dahlin, K. M., Dainese, M., Dalke, I., Dalle Fratte, M., Dang-Le, A. T., Danihelka, J., Dannoura, M., Dawson, S., de Beer, A. J., De Frutos, A., De Long, J. R., Dechant, B., Delagrange, S., Delpierre, N., Derroire, G., Dias, A. S., Diaz-Toribio, M. H., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Dobrowolski, M., Doktor, D., Dřevojan, P., Dong, N., Dransfield, J., Dressler, S., Duarte, L., Ducouret, E., Dullinger, S., Durka, W., Duursma, R., Dymova, O., E-Vojtkó, A., Eckstein, R. L., Ejtehadi, H., Elser, J., Emilio, T., Engemann, K., Erfanian, M. B., Erfmeier, A., Esquivel-Muelbert, A., Esser, G., Estiarte, M., Domingues, T. F., Fagan, W. F., Fagúndez, J., Falster, D. S., Fan, Y., Fang, J., Farris, E., Fazlioglu, F., Feng, Y., Fernandez-Mendez, F., Ferrara, C., Ferreira, J., Fidelis, A., Finegan, B., Firn, J., Flowers, T. J., Flynn, D. F. B., Fontana, V., Forey, E., Forgiarini, C., François, L., Frangipani, M., Frank, D., Frenette-Dussault, C., Freschet, G. T., Fry, E. L., Fyllas, N. M., Mazzochini, G. G., Gachet, S., Gallagher, R., Ganade, G., Ganga, F., García-Palacios, P., Gargaglione, V., Garnier, E., Garrido, J. L., de Gasper, A. L., Gea-Izquierdo, G., Gibson, D., Gillison, A. N., Giroldo, A., Glasenhardt, M-C., Gleason, S., Gliesch, M., Goldberg, E., Göldel, B., Gonzalez‐Akre, E., Gonzalez‐Andujar, J. L., González‐Melo, A., González‐Robles, A., Graae, B. J., Granda, E., Graves, S., Green, W. A., Gregor, T., Gross, N., Guerin, G. R., Günther, A., Gutiérrez, A. G., Haddock, L., Haines, A., Hall, J. S., Hambuckers, A., Han, W., Harrison, S. P., Hattingh, W., Hawes, J. E., He, T., He, P., Heberling, J. M., Helm, A., Hempel, S., Hentschel, J., Herault, B., Hereş, AM., Herz, K., Heuertz, M., Hickler, T., Hietz, P., Higuchi, P., Hipp, A. L., Hirons, A., Hock, M., Hogan, J. A., Holl, K., Honnay, O., Hornstein, D., Hou, E., Hough-Snee, N., Hovstad, K. A., Ichie, T., Igić, B., Illa, E., Isaac, M., Ishihara, M. I., Ivanov, L., Ivanova, L., Iversen, C. M., Izquierdo, J., Jackson, R. B., Jackson, B., Jactel, H., Jagodzinski, A. M., Jandt, U., Jansen, S., Jenkins, T., Jentsch, A., Jespersen, J. R. P., Jiang, GF., Johansen, J. L., Johnson, D., Jokela, E. J., Joly, C. A., Jordan, G. J., Joseph, G. S., Junaedi, D., Junker, R. R., Justes, E., Kabzems, R., Kane, J., Kaplan, Z., Kattenborn, T., Kavelenova, L., Kearsley, E., Kempel, A., Kenzo, T., Kerkhoff, A., Khalil, M. I., Kinlock, N. L., Kissling, W. D., Kitajima, K., Kitzberger, T., Kjøller, R., Klein, T., Kleyer, M., Klimešová, J., Klipel, J., Kloeppel, B., Klotz, S., Knops, J. M. H., Kohyama, T., Koike, F., Kollmann, J., Komac, B., Komatsu, K., König, C., Kraft, N. J. B., Kramer, K., Kreft, H., Kühn, I., Kumarathunge, D., Kuppler, J., Kurokawa, H., Kurosawa, Y., Kuyah, S., Laclau, J-P., Lafleur, B., Lallai, E., Lamb, E., Lamprecht, A., Larkin, D. J., Laughlin, D., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y. L., Le Maire, G., le Roux, P. C., le Roux, E., Lee, T., Lens, F., Lewis, S. L., Lhotsky, B., Li, Y., Li, X., Lichstein, J. W., Liebergesell, M., Lim, J. Y., Lin, Y-S., Linares, J. C., Liu, C., Liu, D., Liu, U., Livingstone, S., Llusià, J., Lohbeck, M., López‐García, Á., Lopez‐Gonzalez, G., Lososová, Z., Louault, F., Lukács, B. A., Lukeš, P., Luo, Y., Lussu, M., Ma, S., Pereira, C. M. R., Mack, M., Maire, V., Mäkelä, A., Mäkinen, H., Malhado, A. C. M., Mallik, A., Manning, P., Manzoni, S., Marchetti, Z., Marchino, L., Marcilio‐Silva, V., Marcon, E., Marignani, M., Markesteijn, L., Martin, A., Martínez‐Garza, C., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Mašková, T., Mason, K., Mason, N., Massad, T. J., Masse, J., Mayrose, I., McCarthy, J., McCormack, M. L., McCulloh, K., McFadden, I. R., McGill, B. J., McPartland, M. Y., Medeiros, J. S., Medlyn, B., Meerts, P., Mehrabi, Z., Meir, P., Melo, F. P. L., Mencuccini, M., Meredieu, C., Messier, J., Mészáros, I., Metsaranta, J., Michaletz, S. T., Michelaki, C., Migalina, S., Milla, R., Miller, J. E. D., Minden, V., Ming, R., Mokany, K., Moles, A., Molnár V, A., Molofsky, J., Molz, M., Montgomery, R. A., Monty, A., Moravcová, L., Moreno‐Martínez, A., Moretti, M., Mori, A., Mori, S., Morris, D., Morrison, J., Mucina, L., Mueller, S., Muir, C. D., Müller, S. C., Munoz, F., Myers-Smith, I. H., Myster, R. W., Nagano, M., Naidu, S., Ayyappan, N., Natesan, B., Negoita, L., Nelson, A. S., Neuschulz, E. L., Ni, J., Niedrist, G., Nieto, J., Niinemets, Ü., Nolan, R., Nottebrock, H., Nouvellon, Y., Novakovskiy, A., The Nutrient Network, Nystuen, K. O., O'Grady, A., O'Hara, K. L., O'Reilly‐Nugent, A., Oakley, S., Oberhuber, W., Ohtsuka, T., Oliveira, R., Öllerer, K., Olson, M. E., Onipchenko, V., Onoda, Y., Onstein, R. E., Ordonez, J. C., Osada, N., Ostonen, I., Ottaviani, G., Otto, S., Overbeck, G. E., Ozinga, W. A., Pahl, A. T., Paine, C. E. T., Pakeman, R. J., Papageorgiou, A. C., Parfionova, E., Pärtel, M., Patacca, M., Paula, S., Paule, J., Pauli, H., Pausas, J. G., Peco, B., Penuelas, J., Perea, A., Peri, P. L., Petisco‐Souza, A. C., Petraglia, A., Petritan, A. M., Phillips, O. L., Pierce, S., Pillar, V. D., Pisek, J., Pomogaybin, A., Poorter, H., Portsmuth, A., Poschlod, P., Potvin, C., Pounds, D., Powell, A. S., Power, S. A., Prinzing, A., Puglielli, G., Pyšek, P., Raevel, V., Rammig, A., Ransijn, J., Ray, C. A., Reich, P. B., Reichstein, M., Reid, D. E. B., Réjou‐Méchain, M., De Dios, V. R., Ribeiro, S., Richardson, S., Riibak, K., Rillig, M. C., Riviera, F., Robert, E. M. R., Roberts, S., Robroek, B., Roddy, A., Rodrigues, A. V., Rogers, A., Rollinson, E., Rolo, V., Römermann, C., Ronzhina, D., Roscher, C., Rosell, J. A., Rosenfield, M. F., Rossi, C., Roy, D. B., Royer‐Tardif, S., Rüger, N., Ruiz‐Peinado, R., Rumpf, S. B., Rusch, G. M., Ryo, M., Sack, L., Saldaña, A., Salgado‐Negret, B., Salguero-Gómez, R., Santa-Regina, I., Santacruz‐García, A. C., Santos, J., Sardans, J., Schamp, B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schleuning, M., Schmid, B., Schmidt, M., Schmitt, S., Schneider, J. V., Schowanek, S. D., Schrader, J., Schrodt, F., Schuldt, B., Schurr, F., Garvizu, G. S., Semchenko, M., Seymour, C., Sfair, J. C., Sharpe, J. M., Sheppard, C. S., Sheremetiev, S., Shiodera, S., Shipley, B., Shovon, T. A., Siebenkäs, A., Sierra, C., Silva, V., Silva, M., Sitzia, T., Sjöman, H., Slot, M., Smith, N. G., Sodhi, D., Soltis, P., Soltis, D., Somers, B., Sonnier, G., Sørensen, M. V., Sosinski Jr, E. E., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Souza, A. F., Spasojevic, M., Sperandii, M. G., Stan, A. B., Stegen, J., Steinbauer, K., Stephan, J. G., Sterck, F., Stojanovic, D. B., Strydom, T., Suarez, M. L., Svenning, JC., Svitková, I., Svitok, M., Svoboda, M., Swaine, E., Swenson, N., Tabarelli, M., Takagi, K., Tappeiner, U., Tarifa, R., Tauugourdeau, S., Tavsanoglu, C., te Beest, M., Tedersoo, L., Thiffault, N., Thom, D., Thomas, E., Thompson, K., Thornton, P. E., Thuiller, W., Tichý, L., Tissue, D., Tjoelker, M. G., Tng, D. Y. P., Tobias, J., Török, P., Tarin, T., Torres-Ruiz, J. M., Tóthmérész, B., Treurnicht, M., Trivellone, V., Trolliet, F., Trotsiuk, V., Tsakalos, J. L., Tsiripidis, I., Tysklind, N., Umehara, T., Usoltsev, V., Vadeboncoeur, M., Vaezi, J., Valladares, F., Vamosi, J., van Bodegom, P. M., van Breugel, M., Van Cleemput, E., van de Weg, M., van der Merwe, S., van der Plas, F., van der Sande, M. T., van Kleunen, M., Van Meerbeek, K., Vanderwel, M., Vanselow, K. A., Varhammar, A., Varone, L., Valderrama, M. Y. V., Vassilev, K., Vellend, M., Veneklaas, E. J., Verbeeck, H., Verheyen, K., Vibrans, A., Vieira, I., Villacís, J., Violle, C., Vivek, P., Wagner, K., Waldram, M., Waldron, A., Walker, A. P., Waller, M., Walther, G., Wang, H., Wang, F., Wang, W., Watkins, H., Watkins, J., Weber, U., Weedon, J. T., Wei, L., Weigelt, P., Weiher, E., Wells, A. W., Wellstein, C., Wenk, E., Westoby, M., Westwood, A., White, P. J., Whitten, M., Williams, M., Winkler, D. E., Winter, K., Womack, C., Wright, I. J., Wright, S. J., Wright, J., Pinho, B. X., Ximenes, F., Yamada, T., Yamaji, K., Yanai, R., Yankov, N., Yguel, B., Zanini, K. J., Zanne, A., Zelený, D., Zhao, YP., Zheng, J., Zheng, J., Ziemińska, K., Zirbel, C. R., Zizka, G., Zo‐Bi, I. C., Zotz, G. & Wirth, C., Jan 2020, In : Global Change Biology. 26, 1, p. 119-188 70 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Ecology
Ecosystems
Biodiversity
Restoration
Conservation
2019

Plant performance response to eight different types of symbiosis

Gibert, A., Tozer, W. & Westoby, M., Apr 2019, In : New Phytologist. 222, 1, p. 526-542 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Symbiosis
symbiosis
Growth
host plants
plant growth

Wet and dry tropical forests show opposite successional pathways in wood density but converge over time

Poorter, L., Rozendaal, D. M. A., Bongers, F., de Almeida-Cortez, J. S., Almeyda Zambrano, A. M., Álvarez, F. S., Andrade, J. L., Villa, L. F. A., Balvanera, P., Becknell, J. M., Bentos, T. V., Bhaskar, R., Boukili, V., Brancalion, P. H. S., Broadbent, E. N., César, R. G., Chave, J., Chazdon, R. L., Colletta, G. D., Craven, D. & 59 othersde Jong, B. H. J., Denslow, J. S., Dent, D. H., DeWalt, S. J., García, E. D., Dupuy, J. M., Durán, S. M., Espírito Santo, M. M., Fandiño, M. C., Fernandes, G. W., Finegan, B., Moser, V. G., Hall, J. S., Hernández-Stefanoni, J. L., Jakovac, C. C., Junqueira, A. B., Kennard, D., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Letcher, S. G., Lohbeck, M., Lopez, O. R., Marín-Spiotta, E., Martínez-Ramos, M., Martins, S. V., Massoca, P. E. S., Meave, J. A., Mesquita, R., Mora, F., de Souza Moreno, V., Müller, S. C., Muñoz, R., Muscarella, R., de Oliveira Neto, S. N., Nunes, Y. R. F., Ochoa-Gaona, S., Paz, H., Peña-Claros, M., Piotto, D., Ruíz, J., Sanaphre-Villanueva, L., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Schwartz, N. B., Steininger, M. K., Thomas, W. W., Toledo, M., Uriarte, M., Utrera, L. P., van Breugel, M., van der Sande, M. T., van der Wal, H., Veloso, M. D. M., Vester, H. F. M., Vieira, I. C. G., Villa, P. M., Williamson, G. B., Wright, S. J., Zanini, K. J., Zimmerman, J. K. & Westoby, M., Jun 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, 6, p. 928–934 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

wood density
dry forest
dry forests
tropical forests
tropical forest
2018

Branch thinning and the large-scale, self-similar structure of trees

Hellström, L., Carlsson, L., Falster, D. S., Westoby, M. & Brännström, Å., Jul 2018, In : American Naturalist. 192, 1, p. E37-E47 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
thinning (plants)
thinning
Acer rubrum
Populus balsamifera subsp. balsamifera
Populus balsamifera

Costs of acquiring phosphorus by vascular land plants: patterns and implications for plant coexistence

Raven, J. A., Lambers, H., Smith, S. E. & Westoby, M., Mar 2018, In : New Phytologist. 217, 4, p. 1420-1427 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Embryophyta
embryophytes
vascular plants
Phosphorus
Blood Vessels

Habitat filtering determines the functional niche occupancy of plant communities worldwide

Li, Y., Shipley, B., Price, J. N., Dantas, V. D. L., Tamme, R., Westoby, M., Siefert, A., Schamp, B. S., Spasojevic, M. J., Jung, V., Laughlin, D. C., Richardson, S. J., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y. L., Schöb, C., Gazol, A., Prentice, H. C., Gross, N., Overton, J., Cianciaruso, M. V., Louault, F. & 10 othersKamiyama, C., Nakashizuka, T., Hikosaka, K., Sasaki, T., Katabuchi, M., Frenette Dussault, C., Gaucherand, S., Chen, N., Vandewalle, M. & Batalha, M. A., May 2018, In : Journal of Ecology. 106, 3, p. 1001-1009 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

plant community
plant communities
niche
niches
habitat

Investment in reproduction for 14 iteroparous perennials is large and associated with other life-history and functional traits

Wenk, E. H., Abramowicz, K., Westoby, M. & Falster, D. S., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Ecology. 106, 4, p. 1338-1348 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

life history
leaf area
leaves
energy
stems

Partitioning mortality into growth-dependent and growth-independent hazards across 203 tropical tree species

Camac, J. S., Condit, R., FitzJohn, R. G., McCalman, L., Steinberg, D., Westoby, M., Joseph Wright, S. & Falster, D. S., 4 Dec 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 49, p. 12459-12464 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

partitioning
hazard
mortality
carbon budget
nutrient cycling

Pollutants that replicate: xenogenetic DNAs

Gillings, M. R., Westoby, M. & Ghaly, T. M., Dec 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 12, p. 975-977 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Microbial Drug Resistance
Human Activities
DNA
Genes

Shoot growth of woody trees and shrubs is predicted by maximum plant height and associated traits

Gleason, S. M., Stephens, A. E. A., Tozer, W. C., Blackman, C. J., Butler, D. W., Chang, Y., Cook, A. M., Cooke, J., Laws, C. A., Rosell, J. A., Stuart, S. A. & Westoby, M., Feb 2018, In : Functional Ecology. 32, 2, p. 247-259 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

shoot growth
shrub
shrubs
shoots
xylem

The links between leaf hydraulic vulnerability to drought and key aspects of leaf venation and xylem anatomy among 26 Australian woody angiosperms from contrasting climates

Blackman, C. J., Gleason, S. M., Cook, A. M., Chang, Y., Laws, C. A. & Westoby, M., 1 Jul 2018, In : Annals of Botany. 122, 1, p. 59-67 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

xylem
Angiospermae
fluid mechanics
drought
climate

Vessel scaling in evergreen angiosperm leaves conforms with Murray's law and area-filling assumptions: implications for plant size, leaf size and cold tolerance

Gleason, S. M., Blackman, C. J., Gleason, S. T., Mcculloh, K. A., Ocheltree, T. W. & Westoby, M., Jun 2018, In : New Phytologist. 218, 4, p. 1360-1370 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Angiosperms
Plant Leaves
cold tolerance
Ecosystem
Angiospermae
2017

Global climatic drivers of leaf size

Wright, I. J., Dong, N., Maire, V., Prentice, I. C., Westoby, M., Díaz, S., Gallagher, R. V., Jacobs, B. F., Kooyman, R., Law, E. A., Leishman, M. R., Niinemets, Ü., Reich, P. B., Sack, L., Villar, R., Wang, H. & Wilf, P., 1 Sep 2017, In : Science. 357, 6354, p. 917-921 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Agave
Temperature
Photosynthesis
Air
Water

How species boundaries are determined: a response to Alexander et al.

Westoby, M., Kunstler, G., Leishman, M. R. & Morgan, J., Jan 2017, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32, 1, p. 7–8 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearch

Multitrait successional forest dynamics enable diverse competitive coexistence

Falster, D. S., Brännström, Å., Westoby, M. & Dieckmann, U., 28 Mar 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 13, p. E2719-E2728 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Light
Forests

Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Onoda, Y., Wright, I. J., Evans, J. R., Hikosaka, K., Kitajima, K., Niinemets, Ü., Poorter, H., Tosens, T. & Westoby, M., Jun 2017, In : New Phytologist. 214, 4, p. 1447-1463 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cell Wall
Economics
economics
leaves
cell walls

Teamwork, Soft Skills, and Research Training

Gibert, A., Tozer, W. C. & Westoby, M., 1 Feb 2017, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32, 2, p. 81-84 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearchpeer-review

students
student
school
opinion survey

The Incidence of low phosphorus soils in Australia

Kooyman, R. M., Laffan, S. W. & Westoby, M., Mar 2017, In : Plant and Soil. 412, 1-2, p. 143-150 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

phosphorus
incidence
soil
South Australia
topsoil
2016

Leaf mechanical resistance in plant trait databases: comparing the results of two common measurement methods

Enrico, L., Díaz, S., Westoby, M. & Rice, B. L., 1 Jan 2016, In : Annals of Botany. 117, 1, p. 209-214 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

leaves
methodology
shear stress
strength (mechanics)
standardization

On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety–efficiency tradeoff in xylem: A response to Bittencourt et al.'s (2016) comment ‘On xylem hydraulic efficiencies, wood space-use and the safety–efficiency tradeoff’: in this issue of New Phytologist, pp. 1152–1155

Gleason, S. M., Westoby, M., Jansen, S., Choat, B., Brodribb, T. J., Cochard, H., Delzon, S., Hacke, U. G., Jacobsen, A. L., Johnson, D. M., Lens, F., Maherali, H., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Mayr, S., McCulloh, K. A., Morris, H., Nardini, A., Plavcová, L., Pratt, R. B., Schreiber, S. G. & 1 othersZanne, A. E., 1 Sep 2016, In : New Phytologist. 211, 4, p. 1156-1158 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

On the link between functional traits and growth rate: meta-analysis shows effects change with plant size, as predicted

Gibert, A., Gray, E. F., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J. & Falster, D. S., 1 Sep 2016, In : Journal of Ecology. 104, 5, p. 1488-1503 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

meta-analysis
seedlings
wood density
seedling
prediction

plant: a package for modelling forest trait ecology and evolution

Falster, D. S., Fitzjohn, R. G., Brännström, Å., Dieckmann, U. & Westoby, M., Feb 2016, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 2, p. 136-146 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ecology
modeling
demography
metapopulation
fitness

Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition

Kunstler, G., Falster, D., Coomes, D. A., Hui, F., Kooyman, R. M., Laughlin, D. C., Poorter, L., Vanderwel, M., Vieilledent, G., Wright, S. J., Aiba, M., Baraloto, C., Caspersen, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Hanewinkel, M., Herault, B., Kattge, J., Kurokawa, H., Onoda, Y. & 16 othersPeñuelas, J., Poorter, H., Uriarte, M., Richardson, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Sun, I. F., Ståhl, G., Swenson, N. G., Thompson, J., Westerlund, B., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Zeng, H., Zimmerman, J. K., Zimmermann, N. E. & Westoby, M., 14 Jan 2016, In : Nature. 529, 7585, p. 204-207 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ecosystem
Growth
Forests

The global spectrum of plant form and function

Díaz, S., Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Wright, I. J., Lavorel, S., Dray, S., Reu, B., Kleyer, M., Wirth, C., Colin Prentice, I., Garnier, E., Bönisch, G., Westoby, M., Poorter, H., Reich, P. B., Moles, A. T., Dickie, J., Gillison, A. N., Zanne, A. E., Chave, J. & 15 othersJoseph Wright, S., Sheremet Ev, S. N., Jactel, H., Baraloto, C., Cerabolini, B., Pierce, S., Shipley, B., Kirkup, D., Casanoves, F., Joswig, J. S., Günther, A., Falczuk, V., Rüger, N., Mahecha, M. D. & Gorné, L. D., 14 Jan 2016, In : Nature. 529, 7585, p. 167-171 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Growth
Reproduction
Ecosystem
Blood Vessels
Economics

Weak coordination among petiole, leaf, vein, and gas-exchange traits across Australian angiosperm species and its possible implications

Gleason, S. M., Blackman, C. J., Chang, Y., Cook, A. M., Laws, C. A. & Westoby, M., Jan 2016, In : Ecology and Evolution. 6, 1, p. 267-278 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
plant veins
gas exchange
angiosperm
Angiospermae
leaves

Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species

Gleason, S. M., Westoby, M., Jansen, S., Choat, B., Hacke, U. G., Pratt, R. B., Bhaskar, R., Brodribb, T. J., Bucci, S. J., Cao, K. F., Cochard, H., Delzon, S., Domec, J. C., Fan, Z. X., Feild, T. S., Jacobsen, A. L., Johnson, D. M., Lens, F., Maherali, H., Martínez-Vilalta, J. & 12 othersMayr, S., Mcculloh, K. A., Mencuccini, M., Mitchell, P. J., Morris, H., Nardini, A., Pittermann, J., Plavcová, L., Schreiber, S. G., Sperry, J. S., Wright, I. J. & Zanne, A. E., 1 Jan 2016, In : New Phytologist. 209, 1, p. 123-136 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Xylem
woody plants
xylem
fluid mechanics
Safety
2015

Bark ecology of twigs vs. main stems: functional traits across eighty-five species of angiosperms

Rosell, J. A., Castorena, M., Laws, C. A. & Westoby, M., 25 Aug 2015, In : Oecologia. 178, 4, p. 1033-1043 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

angiosperm
bark
Angiospermae
stem
ecology

Broad anatomical variation within a narrow wood density range: a study of twig wood across 69 Australian angiosperms

Ziemińska, K., Westoby, M. & Wright, I. J., 23 Apr 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 4, p. 1-25 25 p., e0124892.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Angiosperms
wood density
xylem vessels
parenchyma (plant tissue)
Angiospermae

Effects of insect attack to stems on plant survival, growth, reproduction and photosynthesis

Stephens, A. E. A. & Westoby, M., 1 Mar 2015, In : Oikos. 124, 3, p. 266-273 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

herbivory
photosynthesis
herbivores
stem
insect

Evolutionary divergence of leaf width and its correlates

Tozer, W. C., Rice, B. & Westoby, M., Mar 2015, In : American Journal of Botany. 102, 3, p. 367-378 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

divergent evolution
Ecosystem
divergence
leaves
Phylogeny

Zanne et al. reply

Zanne, A. E., Tank, D. C., Cornwell, W. K., Eastman, J. M., Smith, S. A., Fitzjohn, R. G., McGlinn, D. J., O'Meara, B. C., Moles, A. T., Reich, P. B., Royer, D. L., Soltis, D. E., Stevens, P. F., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R. I., Calaminus, A., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F. & 6 othersLeishman, M. R., Oleksyn, J., Soltis, P. S., Swenson, N. G., Warman, L. & Beaulieu, J. M., 20 May 2015, In : Nature. 521, 7552, p. E6-E7 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearchpeer-review

2014

Bark functional ecology: Evidence for tradeoffs, functional coordination, and environment producing bark diversity

Rosell, J. A., Gleason, S., Méndez-Alonzo, R., Chang, Y. & Westoby, M., Jan 2014, In : New Phytologist. 201, 2, p. 486-497 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ecology
bark
Mechanics
ecology
Xylem

DNA technology and evolution of the Central Dogma

Gillings, M. R. & Westoby, M., Jan 2014, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 29, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort surveyResearch

Foundations for the future: A long-term plan for Australian ecosystem science

Andersen, A., Beringer, J., Bull, C. M., Byrne, M., Cleugh, H., Christensen, R., French, K., Harch, B., Hoffmann, A., Lowe, A. J., Moltmann, T., Nicotra, A., Pitman, A., Phinn, S., Wardle, G. & Westoby, M., 1 Nov 2014, In : Austral Ecology. 39, 7, p. 739-748 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

ecosystems
ecosystem
plan
science
leadership

Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages

Cornwell, W. K., Westoby, M., Falster, D. S., Fitzjohn, R. G., O'Meara, B. C., Pennell, M. W., McGlinn, D. J., Eastman, J. M., Moles, A. T., Reich, P. B., Tank, D. C., Wright, I. J., Aarssen, L., Beaulieu, J. M., Kooyman, R. M., Leishman, M. R., Miller, E. T., Niinemets, Ü., Oleksyn, J., Ordonez, A. & 6 othersRoyer, D. L., Smith, S. A., Stevens, P. F., Warman, L., Wilf, P. & Zanne, A. E., Mar 2014, In : Journal of Ecology. 102, 2, p. 345-356 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

functional diversity
phylogeny
vascular plant
vascular plants
Proteaceae

Leaf hydraulic vulnerability to drought is linked to site water availability across a broad range of species and climates

Blackman, C. J., Gleason, S. M., Chang, Y., Cook, A. M., Laws, C. & Westoby, M., 2014, In : Annals of Botany. 114, 3, p. 435-440 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Droughts
Climate
fluid mechanics
drought
climate

Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments

Zanne, A. E., Tank, D. C., Cornwell, W. K., Eastman, J. M., Smith, S. A., Fitzjohn, R. G., McGlinn, D. J., O'Meara, B. C., Moles, A. T., Reich, P. B., Royer, D. L., Soltis, D. E., Stevens, P. F., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J., Aarssen, L., Bertin, R. I., Calaminus, A., Govaerts, R., Hemmings, F. & 6 othersLeishman, M. R., Oleksyn, J., Soltis, P. S., Swenson, N. G., Warman, L. & Beaulieu, J. M., 2014, In : Nature. 506, 7486, p. 89-92 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Angiosperms
Freezing
Climate
Radiation
Habits

Whole-plant capacitance, embolism resistance and slow transpiration rates all contribute to longer desiccation times in woody angiosperms from arid and wet habitats

Gleason, S. M., Blackman, C. J., Cook, A. M., Laws, C. A. & Westoby, M., 2014, In : Tree physiology. 34, 3, p. 275-284 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

xylem water potential
Angiosperms
Desiccation
capacitance
embolism
2013

Fibre wall and lumen fractions drive wood density variation across 24 Australian angiosperms

Ziemińska, K., Butler, D. W., Gleason, S. M., Wright, I. J. & Westoby, M., 2013, In : AoB PLANTS. 5, p. 1-14 14 p., plt046.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
wood density
Angiospermae
parenchyma (plant tissue)
bark
shrubs

Understanding ecological variation across species: Area-based vs mass-based expression of leaf traits

Westoby, M., Reich, P. B. & Wright, I. J., Jul 2013, In : New Phytologist. 199, 2, p. 322-323 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

2012

Accessory costs of seed production and the evolution of angiosperms

Lord, J. M. & Westoby, M., Jan 2012, In : Evolution. 66, 1, p. 200-210 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

seed productivity
Angiosperms
Gymnosperms
seed production
angiosperm

Anatomical basis of variation in mesophyll resistance in eastern Australian sclerophylls: news of a long and winding path

Tosens, T., Niinemets, Ü., Westoby, M. & Wright, I. J., Sep 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Botany. 63, 14, p. 5105-5119 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

mesophyll
Chloroplasts
Cell Wall
leaves
chloroplasts

An evolutionary attractor model for sapwood cross section in relation to leaf area

Westoby, M., Cornwell, W. K. & Falster, D. S., 21 Jun 2012, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 303, p. 98-109 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sapwood
Attractor
Leaves
Cross section
leaf area

Exploring phosphate effects on leaf flammability using a physical chemistry model

Scarff, F. R., Gray, B. F. & Westoby, M., 2012, In : International Journal of Wildland Fire. 21, 8, p. 1042-1051 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

physical chemistry
flammability
phosphate
phosphates
wildfires

Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought

Choat, B., Jansen, S., Brodribb, T. J., Cochard, H., Delzon, S., Bhaskar, R., Bucci, S. J., Feild, T. S., Gleason, S. M., Hacke, U. G., Jacobsen, A. L., Lens, F., Maherali, H., Martínez-Vilalta, J., Mayr, S., Mencuccini, M., Mitchell, P. J., Nardini, A., Pittermann, J., Pratt, R. B. & 4 othersSperry, J. S., Westoby, M., Wright, I. J. & Zanne, A. E., 29 Nov 2012, In : Nature. 491, 7426, p. 752-755 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Droughts
Climate Change
Embolism
Ecosystem
Gases

Lifetime return on investment increases with leaf lifespan among 10 Australian woodland species

Falster, D. S., Reich, P. B., Ellsworth, D. S., Wright, I. J., Westoby, M., Oleksyn, J. & Lee, T. D., Jan 2012, In : New Phytologist. 193, 2, p. 409-419 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

woodlands
Economics
Sympatry
Light
leaves

Safety and streamlining of woody shoots in wind: An empirical study across 39 species in tropical Australia

Butler, D. W., Gleason, S. M., Davidson, I., Onoda, Y. & Westoby, M., Jan 2012, In : New Phytologist. 193, 1, p. 137-149 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Safety
shoots
Mechanical Stress
Specific Gravity
Elastic Modulus

Setbacks to shoot growth are common in woody plants, so how are shoots of some species safer than others?

Butler, D. W., Gleason, S. M. & Westoby, M., Jun 2012, In : Ecology. 93, 6, p. 1275-1282 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

shoot growth
woody plant
woody plants
shoot
stem

Stem xylem conductivity is key to plant water balance across Australian angiosperm species

Gleason, S. M., Butler, D. W., Ziemińska, K., Waryszak, P. & Westoby, M., Apr 2012, In : Functional Ecology. 26, 2, p. 343-352 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

xylem
angiosperm
water balance
water budget
Angiospermae

The importance of leaf cuticle for carbon economy and mechanical strength

Onoda, Y., Richards, L. & Westoby, M., Oct 2012, In : New Phytologist. 196, 2, p. 441-447 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

strength (mechanics)
Carbon
Membranes
Tensile Strength
carbon