Recent Publications



Selected papers 2020-2021 (see Google Scholar for full publication list)


Avolio ML, KJ Komatsu, et al. 2021. Determinants of plant community compositional change are equally affected by global change. Ecology Letters 24:1892–1904

Belluau M, A Paquette, D Gravel, P Reich, A Stefanski, Ch. Messier. 2021. Exotics are more complementary over time in tree biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments. Funct Ecol (in press)

Chen X, HYH Chen, EB Searle, C Chen, PB Reich. 2021. Negative to positive shifts in diversity effects on soil nitrogen over time. Nature Sustainability 4, 225–232

Frelich LE, RA Montgomery, PB Reich. 2021. Seven ways a warming climate can kill the southern boreal forest. Forests (in press)

Laughlin D, L Mommer, F Sabatini, et al. 2021.Root traits explain plant species distributions along climatic gradients yet challenge the nature of ecological trade-offs. Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature, 2021, ff10.1038/s41559-021-01471-7ff. ffhal-03260203f

Leao T, Reinhart J, Lughadha EN, PB Reich. Projected impacts of climate and land use changes on the habitat of Atlantic Forest plants in Brazil. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press)

Miglivacca M, et al. The global spectrum of ecosystem function. Nature (accepted in principle)

Mori AS, LE Dee, A Gonzalez, H Ohashi, J Cowles, AJ Wright, M Loreau, Y Hautier, T Newbold, PB Reich, T Matsui, W Takeuchi, K Okada, R Seidl, F Isbell. 2021. Biodiversity-productivity relationships are key to nature-based climate solutions. Nature Climate Change 11, 543-550

Pastore MA, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2021. Plant species richness increased total ecosystem carbon pools more than elevated CO or soil nitrogen addition over 19 years. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 118 No. 17 e2016965118

Pellegrini AFA et al. 2021. Decadal changes in fire frequencies shift tree communities and functional traits. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5: 504-512

Pellegrini AFA, A Hein, J Cavender-Bares, RA Montgomery, CA Staver, F Silla, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2021. Disease and fire interact to influence transitions between ecosystem states over a 54-year experiment. Ecology Letters (in press)

Reich PB et al. 2021. What is the relevant time frame for temperature acclimation of leaf dark respiration: a test with ten boreal and temperate species? Global Change Biology (in press)

Schuster MJ, PD Wragg, PB Reich. Phenological niche overlap between invasive buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) and native woody species   Forest Ecol Management (in press)

Terrer C, RB Phillips, BA Hungate et al. 2021. A global tradeoff between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO. Nature 591:599-603

Williams LJ, EE Butler, J Cavender-Bares, A Stefanski, KE Rice, C Messier, PB Reich. 2021. Enhanced light interception and light use efficiency explain overyielding in young tree communities. Ecology Letters 24: 996-1006

Williams LJ, J Cavender-Bares, PA Townsend, JJ Couture, Z Wang, A Stefanski, C Messier, A Paquette, PB Reich. 2021. Remote spectral detection of biodiversity effects on forest productivity. Nature Ecology and Evolution 5:46-54



Butler EE, M Chen, D Ricciuto, H Flores-Moreno, KR Wythers, J Kattge, PE Thornton, PB Reich. 2020. Seeing the Canopy for the Branches: Improved Within Canopy Scaling of Leaf Nitrogen. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, e2020MS002237. https://

Cardil A, S de-Miguel, C Silva, PB Reich, …. J Liang. 2020. Recent deforestation drove the spike in Amazonian fires. Env Res Letters 15 121003

Delgado-BaquerizoM, PB Reich, RD Bardgett et al. 2020. The influence of soil age on ecosystem structure and function across biomes. Nature Communications 11, 4721

Delgado-Baquerizo M, PB Reich, et al. 2020. Multiple elements of soil biodiversity drive ecosystem functions across biomes. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4:210-220

Drake J, R Harwood, A Vårhammar, M Barbour, PB Reich, C Barton, MG Tjoelker. 2020. No evidence of homeostatic regulation of leaf temperature in Eucalyptus parramattensis trees: integration of CO flux and oxygen isotope methodologies. New Phytologist 228:1511-1523

Gao Q, G Wang, K Xue, Y Yang, J Xie, H Yu, S Bai, F Liu, Z He, D Ning, SE Hobbie, PB Reich, J Zhou. 2020. Stimulation of soil respiration by elevated CO2 is enhanced under nitrogen limitation in a decade-long grassland study. Proc Natl Acad Sci 117 (52), 33317-33324

Hautier Y, P Zhang, M Loreau et al. 2020. General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nat Commun 11, 5375

Jiang M, BE Medlyn, JE Drake, et al. 2020. The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment. Nature 580, 227–231.

Jochum M et al. 2020. The results of biodiversity-ecosytem function experiments are realistic. Nature Ecol Evol 4: 1485- 1494

Kattge J et al. TRY plant trait database–enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 119-188

Kimmel K, GN Furey, F Isbell, SE Hobbie, D Tilman, PB Reich. 2020. Diversity-dependent soil acidification under nitrogen enrichment constrains biomass productivity. Global Change Biology 26, 6594-6603

Leao T, Lughadha EN, PB Reich. 2020. Evolutionary patterns in the geographic range size of Atlantic Forest plants. Ecography 43:1510-1520

Lughadha EN, SP Bachman, T Leão, … PB Reich et al. 2020. Extinction Risk and Threats to Plants and Fungi. Plants, People, Planet 2:389–408.

Li J, M Nie, E Pendall, PB Reich, J Pei, NJ Noh, T Zhu, B Li, C Fang. 2020. Biogeographic variation in temperature sensitivity of decomposition in forest soils. Global Change Biology 26:1873-1885

Li J, J Pei, E Pendall, PB Reich, NJ Noh, B Li, C Fang, M Nie. 2020. Rising temperature may trigger deep-soil carbon loss across forest ecosystems. Advanced Science 7 (19), 2001242

Martin-Guay M-O, A Paquette, PB Reich, C Messier. 2020. Implications of contrasted above and belowground biomass responses in a diversity experiment with trees. J Ecol 108:405-414

Montgomery R, KE Rice, A Stefanski, RL Rich, PB Reich. 2020. Phenological responses of temperate and boreal trees to warming depend on ambient spring temperatures, leaf habit, and geographic range. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 117:10397-10405

Oleksyn J*, TP Wyka, R Zytkowiak, M Zadworny, J Mucha, M Dering, K Ufnalski, B Nihlgard, PB Reich*. 2020. A fingerprint of climate change across pine forests of Sweden. Ecology Letters 23: 1739-1746. [*these authors contributed equally to the paper]

Pastore MA, TD Lee, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2020. Interactive effects of elevated CO2, warming, reduced rainfall, and nitrogen on leaf gas exchange in five perennial grassland species. Plant Cell Environ 43:1862-1878

Pellegrini AFA, SE Hobbie, PB Reich, A Jumpponen, J Brookshire, AC Caprio, CCoetsee, RB Jackson. 2020. Repeated fire shifts carbon and nitrogen cycling by changing plant inputs and soil decomposition in multiple ecosystems. Ecol Monograph 90, (4) e01409

Pellegrini AFA, KK McLauchlan, SE Hobbie, MC Mack, AL Marcotte, DM Nelson, SS Perakis, K Whittinghill. 2020. Frequent burning causes large losses of carbon from deep soil layers in a temperate savanna. Journal of Ecology 108:1426-1441.

Pinto-Ledezma J, F Villalobos, PB Reich, DJ Larkin, J Cavender-Bares. 2020. Testing Darwin’s naturalization conundrum based on taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional dimensions of vascular plants. Ecol Monogr 90, (4) e01420

Reich PB, SE Hobbie, TD Lee, R Rich, MA Pastore, K Worm. 2020. Synergistic effects of four climate change drivers on terrestrial carbon cycling. Nature Geoscience 13, 787–793

Schuster MJ, PD Wragg, LJ Williams, EE Butler, A Stefanski, PB Reich. 2020. Phenology matters: Extended spring and autumn canopy cover increases biotic resistance of forests to invasion by common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica). Forest Ecol Management 464, 118067

Stefanski A, R Bermudez, KM Sendall, RA Montgomery, PB Reich. 2020. Surprising lack of sensitivity of biochemical limitation of photosynthesis of nine tree species to open-air experimental warming and reduced rainfall in a southern boreal forest. Global Change Biology 26:746-759

van Nuland M; Smith, D; Bhatnagar, J Stefanski, A; Hobbie, S; Reich, P; Peay, K. 2020. Warming and disturbance alter soil microbiome diversity and function in a northern forest ecotone. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 96, 2020, fiaa108

Wang H, OK Atkin, TF Keenan, NG Smith, IJ Wright, KJ Bloomfield, J Kattge, PB Reichand IC Prentice. 2020. Acclimation of leaf respiration consistent with optimal photosynthetic capacity. Global Change Biology 26:2573-2583

Williams L, J Cavender-Bares, A Paquette, C Messier, PB Reich. 2020. Light mediates the relationship between community diversity and trait plasticity in functionally and phylogenetically diverse tree mixtures. J Ecol 108: 1617-1634.

Zohner, C., L Mo, SS Renner, JC Svenning, Y Vitasse, BM Benito, A Ordonez, F Baumgarten, J-F Bastin, V Sebald, PB Reich… TW Crowther. 2020. Late spring-frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America, but increased in Europe and Asia. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 117:12192-12200