Publications

1. Skelton, RP*; Dawson, TE; Thompson, SE; Weitz, A; Shen, Y; and Ackerly, DD (2018) Low vulnerability to embolism in leaves and stems of North American oaks. Plant Physiology, 177: 1066-1077.

2. Feng, X*; Ackerly, DD; Dawson, TE; Manzoni, S; McLaughlin, B.; Skelton, RP; Vico, G; Weitz, A. and Thompson, SE (2018) Beyond isohydricity: The role of environmental variability in determining plant drought responses. Plant, Cell and Environment (Accepted manuscript).

3. Skelton, RP* and Brodribb, TJ (2018) Lag in gas exchange recovery following natural drought associated with embolism formation. Acta Horticulturae, 1222: 49-57.

4. Feng, X*; Ackerly, DD; Dawson, TE; Manzoni, S; Skelton, RP; Vico, G; and Thompson, SE (2018) The ecohydrological context of drought and classification of plant responses. Ecology Letters, 21: 1723-1736.

5. Skelton, RP; Brodribb, TJ*; McAdam, SAM and Mitchell, PJ (2017) Gas exchange recovery following natural drought is rapid unless limited by loss of leaf hydraulic conductance: evidence from an evergreen woodland. New Phytologist, 215: 1399-1412.

6. Skelton, RP; Brodribb, TJ* and Choat, B (2017) Casting light on xylem vulnerability in an herbaceous species reveals a lack of segmentation. New Phytologist, 214: 561-569.

7. Brodribb, TJ*; Skelton, RP; McAdam, SAM; Bienaime, D; Lucani, CJ and Marmottant, P (2016) Visual quantification of embolism reveals leaf vulnerability to hydraulic failure. New Phytologist, 209: 1403-1409.

8. Skelton, RP*; West, AG and Dawson, TE (2015) Predicting plant vulnerability to drought in biodiverse regions using functional traits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112: 5744–5749.

9. Cramer, MD; West, AG; Power, SC; Skelton, RP and Stock, WD (2014) Plant ecophysiological diversity. Chapter in: Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region (Edited by: Allsopp, N*; Verboom, GA* and Colville, JF*). Oxford University Press. 382 p.

10. Skelton, RP*; West, AG; Dawson, TE and Leonard, JM* (2013) External heat pulse method provides comparative evaluation of sapflow between diverse functional types in the Cape Floristic Region. Functional Plant Biology, 40: 1076-1087.

11. Skelton, RP*; Midgley, JJ; Johnson, SD; Nyaga, JM and Cramer, MD (2012) Is pubescence of Cape Proteaceae a xeromorphic or photoprotective trait? Australian Journal of Botany, 60: 104-113.

12. Midgley, JJ*; Kruger, LM and Skelton, RP (2011) How do fires kill plants? The hydraulic death hypothesis and Cape Proteaceae “fire-resisters”. South African Journal of Botany, 77: 381-386.

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