Lembrechts JJ, …, Michaletz ST, and many co-authors. In press. Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology.

Perez TM, Feeley KJ, Michaletz ST, Slot M. 2021. Methods matter for assessing global variation in plant thermal tolerance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 118:e2024636118. Full text

Kleynhans EJ, Atchley A, Michaletz ST. 2021. Modelling fire effects on plants: From organs to ecosystems. In Johnson EA, Miyanishi K (eds). Plant Disturbance Ecology: The Process and the Response (2nd ed). pp. 383-421. Full text

Slot M, Cala D, Aranda J, Virgo A, Jones FA, Michaletz ST, Winter K. In press. Leaf heat tolerance of 147 tropical forest species varies with elevation, leaf functional traits, and phylogeny. Plant, Cell & Environment. Full text

Fristoe TS, …, Michaletz ST, and 57 co-authors. 2021. Dimensions of invasiveness: links between abundance, geographic range size and habitat breadth in Europe’s alien and native floras. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 118:e2021173118. Full text

Thomson E, Spiegel M, Althuizen I, Bass P, Chen S, Chmurzynski A, Halbritter A, Henn J, Jónsdóttir I, Klanderud K, Li Y, Maitner B, Michaletz ST, Niittynen P, Roos R, Telford R, Enquist B, Vandvik V, Macias-Fauria M, Malhi Y. In press. Multiscale mapping of plant functional groups and plant traits in the High Arctic using handheld spectroscopy, UAV imagery and Sentinel-2A data. Environmental Research Letters. Full text

Gorné LD, Diaz S, Minden V, Onoda Y, Kramer K, Muir C, Michaletz ST, Lavorel S, Sharpe J, Jansen S, Slot M, Chacon E, Boenisch G. In press. The acquisitive-conservative axis emerges among the intraspecific leaf traits covariation pattern even under homogeneous environmental conditions. Annals of Botany. Full text

Cannon CH, …, Sean T. Michaletz, and co-authors. In press. In press. Extending our scientific reach in arboreal ecosystems for research and management. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.


Blonder B, Escobar S, Kapás RE, Michaletz ST. 2020. Low predictability of energy balance traits and leaf temperature metrics in desert, montane and alpine plant communities. Functional Ecology 34:1882-1897. Full text, Supporting Information

Hu Z, Chen H, Gong XY, Shao J, Zhou G, Wang J, Yue C, Wang M, Xia J, Li Y, Zhou X, Michaletz ST. 2020. Traits mediate drought effects on wood carbon fluxes. Global Change Biology 26:3429-3442. Full text, Supplementary Information

Geange SR, von Oppen J, Strydom T, Boakye M, Gauthier T-LJ, Gya R, Halbritter AH, Jessup LH, Middleton SL, Navarro J, Pierfederici ME, Enquist BJ, Farfan-Rios W, Maitner BS, Michaletz ST, Telford RJ, Cotner S, Vandvik V. 2020. Next generation field courses: integrating Open Science and online learning. Ecology & Evolution 00:1-11. Full text

Tu Q, Yan Q, Deng Y, Michaletz ST, Buzzard V, Weiser MD, Waide R, Ning D, Wu L, He Z, Zhou J. 2020. Biogeographic patterns of microbial co-occurrence ecological networks in six American forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 148:107897. Full text

Chen X, Sun J, Wang M, Lyu M, Niklas KJ, Michaletz ST, Zhong Q, Cheng D. In press. The leaf economics spectrum constrains phenotypic plasticity across a light gradient. Frontiers in Plant Science. Full text

Vandvik V, …, Michaletz ST, and 29 co-authors. 2020. Plant traits and vegetation data from climate warming experiments along an 1000 m elevation gradient in Gongga Mountains, China. Scientific Data. Full text

Gallagher RV, …, Michaletz ST, Perez TM, and 52 co-authors. 2020. Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:294-303. Full text

Kattge J, …, Michaletz ST, and 727 co-authors. 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188.

Halbritter AH, …, Michaletz ST, and 113 co-authors. 2020. The handbook for standardised field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate change experiments and observational studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:22-37. Full text, Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5


Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Deng Y, He Z, Ning D, Shen L, Tu Q, Van Nostrand J, Voordeckers JW, Wang J, Weiser MD, Kaspari M, Waide RB, Zhou J, Enquist BJ. 2019. Continental scale structuring of forest and soil diversity via functional traits. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3:1298-1308. Full text, Supplementary Information

Bär A, Michaletz ST, Mayr S. Fire effects on tree physiology. 2019. New Phytologist 223:1728-1741. Full text

Wieczynski DJ, Boyle B, Buzzard VR, Duran SM, Henderson A, Hulshof C, Kerkhoff AJ, McCarthy M, Michaletz ST, Swenson N, Asner GP, Patrick Bentley L, Enquist BJ, Savage VM. 2019. Climate shapes and shifts functional biodiversity in forests worldwide. In press, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full text

Wu J, Serbin SP, Ely KS, Wolfe BT, Dickman LT, Grossiord C, Michaletz ST, Collins AD, Detto M, McDowell NG, Wright SJ, Rogers A. 2020. The response of stomatal conductance to seasonal drought in tropical forests. Global Change Biology 26:823-839. Full text

Dickman LT, McDowell NG, Grossiord C, Collins A, Wolfe B, Detto M, Wright SJ, Goodsman D, Rogers A, Serbin S, Wu J, Ely KS, Michaletz ST, Xu C, Keuppers L, Chambers J. 2019. Homeostatic maintenance of non-structural carbohydrates during the 2016-2016 El Niño across a tropical forest precipitation gradient. In press, Plant, Cell & Environment. Full text

Šímová I, Sandel B, Enquist BJ, Michaletz ST, Kattge J, Violle C, McGill B, Blonder B, Engemann K, Peet R, Wiser S, Morueta-Holme N, Boyle B, Kraft N, Svenning JC. 2019. The relationship of woody plant size and leaf nutrient content to large-scale productivity for forests across the Americas. Journal of Ecology 107:2278-2290. Full text

Weiser MD, Ning D, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, He Z, Enquist BJ, Waide RB, Zhou J, Kaspari M. 2019. Thermal disruption of soil bacterial assemblages decreases diversity and assemblage similarity. Ecosphere. Full text

Hogan J, McMahon S, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Enquist BJ, Thompson J, Swenson N, Zimmerman J. 2019. Drought and the interannual variability of stem growth in an aseasonal, everwet forest. Biotropica. Full text

Splawinski TB, Greene DF, Michaletz ST, Gauthier S, Houle D, Bergeron Y. 2019. Position of cones within cone clusters determines seed survival in black spruce during wildfire. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49:121-127. Full text

Wang Z, Li Y, Su X, Tao S, Feng X, Wang Q, Xu X, Liu Y, Michaletz ST, Shrestha N, Larjavaara, Enquist BJ. 2019. Patterns and ecological determinants of woody plant height in eastern Eurasia and its relation to primary productivity. Journal of Plant Ecology 12:791-803. Full text


Blonder B, Michaletz ST. 2018. A model for leaf temperature decoupling from air temperature. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 262:354-360. Full text, File S1, File S2, Mathematica code, R code, Data

Michaletz ST. 2018. Evaluating the kinetic basis of plant growth from organs to ecosystems. New Phytologist 219:37-44. Full text, Supporting Information, R code

Michaletz ST. 2018. Xylem dysfunction in fires: Towards a hydraulic theory of plant responses to multiple disturbance stressors. New Phytologist 217:1931-1393. Full text

Michaletz ST, Kerkhoff AJ, Enquist BJ. 2018. Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:166-174. Full text, Supplementary Information, Source Data

McDowell NG, Michaletz ST, Bennett KE, Solander KC, Xu C, Maxwell RM, Middleton RS. 2018. Predicting chronic climate-driven disturbances and their mitigation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33:15-27. Full text, Supplement

Hu Z, Michaletz ST, Johnson DJ, McDowell NG, Huang Z, Zhou X, Xu C. 2018. Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate. Global Change Biology 24:5259-5269. Full text, Appendix S1, Source Data S2, Appendix S3

Weiser MD, Michaletz ST, Buzzard V, Deng Y, He Z, Shen L, Enquist BJ, Waide RB, Zhou J, Kaspari M. 2018. Toward a theory for diversity gradients: the abundance-adaptation hypothesis. Ecography 41:255-264. Full text

Weiser MD, Swenson NG, Enquist BJ, Michaletz ST, Waide RB, Zhou J, Kaspari M. 2018. Taxonomic decomposition of the latitudinal gradient in species diversity of North American floras. Journal of Biogeography 45:418-428. Full text

Deng Y, Ning D, Qin Y, Xue K, Wu L, He Z, Yin H, Liang Y, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Zhou J. 2018. Spatial scaling of forest soil microbial communities across a temperature gradient. Environmental Microbiology 20:3504-3513. Full text

Henn JJ, Buzzard V, Enquist BJ, Halbritter AH, Klanderud K, Maitner BS, Michaletz ST, Pötsch C, Seltzer L, Telford RJ, Yang Y, Zhang L, Vandvik V. 2018. Intraspecific trait variation and phenotypic plasticity mediate alpine plant species response to climate change. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1548. Full text

O’Brien JJ, Hiers JK, Varner JM, Hoffman CM, Dickinson MB, Michaletz ST, Loudermilk LL, Butler BW. 2018. Advances in mechanistic approaches to quantifying biophysical fire effects. Current Forestry Reports 4:161-177. Full text


Enquist BJ, Patrick Bentley L, Shenkin A, Maitner B, Savage V, Michaletz ST, Blonder B, Buzzard V, Boza Espinoza TE, Farfan W, Doughty C, Goldsmith GR, Martin RE, Salinas N, Silman M, Diaz S, Asner GP, Malhi Y. 2017. Assessing trait-based scaling theory in tropical forests spanning a broad temperature gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:1357-1373. Full text, Supplement

Grossiord C, Sevanto S, Borrego I, Chan AM, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Hudson PJ, McBranch N, Michaletz ST, Pockman WT, Ryan M, Vilagrosa A, McDowell NG. 2017. Tree water dynamics in a drying and warming world. Plant, Cell & Environment 40:1861-1873.

Kaspari M, Bujan J, Weiser MD, Ning D, Michaletz ST, He Z, Enquist BJ, Waide RB, Zhou J, Turner B, Wright SJ. 2017. Biogeochemistry drives diversity in the prokaryotes, fungi, and invertebrates of a Panama forest. Ecology 98:2019-2028. Full text

Zhou J, Deng Y, Shen L, Wen C, Yan Q, Ning D, Qin Y, Xue K, Wu L, He Z, Voordeckers J, Van Nostrand JD, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Enquist BJ, Weiser MD, Kaspari M, Waide R, Yang Y, Brown JH. 2017. Correspondence: Reply to ‘Analytical flaws in a continental-scale forest soil microbial diversity study’. Nature Communications 8:15583. Full text

Grossiord C, Sevanto S, Adams HD, Collins AD, Dickman LT, McBranch N, Michaletz ST, Stockton EA, Vigil, McDowell NG. 2017. Precipitation, not air temperature, drives functional responses of trees in semi-arid ecosystems. Journal of Ecology 105: 163–175. Full text


Michaletz ST, Weiser MD, McDowell NG, Zhou J, Kaspari M, Helliker BR, Enquist BJ. 2016. The energetic and carbon economic origins of leaf thermoregulation. Nature Plants 2:16129. Full text, Supplementary Information

Zhou J, Deng Y, Shen L, Wen C, Qin Y, Xue K, Wu L, He Z, Voordeckers J, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Enquist BJ, Weiser MD, Kaspari M, Waide R, Yang Y, Brown JH. 2016. Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils. Nature Communications 7:12083. Full text, Supplementary Material

Tu Q, Deng Y, Yan Q, He Z, Wu L, Buzzard V, Michaletz ST, Enquist BJ, Weiser MD, Kaspari M, Waide R, Brown JH, Shen L, Zhou J. 2016. Biogeographic patterns of soil diazotrophic communities across six forests in North America. Molecular Ecology 25:2937-2948. Full text

Enquist BJ, Michaletz ST, Kerkhoff AJ. 2016. Toward a general scaling theory for linking traits, stoichiometry, and body size to ecosystem function. In EA Johnson and Y Martin (editors). A Biogeoscience Approach to Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press. Full text


Michaletz ST, Weiser MD, Zhou J, Kaspari M, Helliker BR, Enquist BJ. 2015. Plant thermoregulation: Energetics, trait-environment interactions, and carbon economics. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:714-724. Full text, Supplementary Material

Greene DF, Michaletz ST. 2015. The role of fire in forest ecosystems. In Peh, K., R. Corlett, and Y. Bergeron (editors). Handbook of Forest Ecology. Routledge. pp. 114-126. Full text


Michaletz ST, Cheng D, Kerkhoff AJ, Enquist BJ. 2014. Convergence of terrestrial plant production across global climate gradients. Nature 512:39-43. Full text, Supplementary Information, Source Data, Corrigendum

Pounden E, Greene DF, Michaletz ST. 2014. Non-serotinous woody plants behave as aerial seed bank species when a late-summer wildfire coincides with a mast year. Ecology and Evolution 4:3830-3840. Full text

2013 & Earlier

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA, Mell WE, Greene DF. 2013. Timing of fire relative to seed development may enable non-serotinous species to recolonize from the aerial seed banks of fire-killed trees. Biogeosciences 10:5061-5078. Full text, Supplement

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA, Tyree MT. 2012. Moving beyond the cambium necrosis hypothesis of post-fire tree mortality: Cavitation and deformation of xylem in forest fires. New Phytologist 194: 254-263. Full text, Supporting Information

Macias Fauria M*, Michaletz ST*, Johnson EA. 2011. Predicting climate change effects on wildfires requires linking processes across scales. WIREs Climate Change 2:99-112. Full text

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA. 2008. A biophysical process model of tree mortality in surface fires. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 28: 2013-2029. Full text

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA. 2007. How forest fires kill trees: a review of the fundamental biophysical processes. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 22:500-515. Full text

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA. 2006. A heat transfer model of crown scorch in forest fires. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 2839-2851. Full text, Crown Scorch software, Crown Scorch User’s Guide

Michaletz ST, Johnson EA. 2006. Foliage influences forced convection heat transfer in conifer branches and buds. New Phytologist 170: 87-98. Full text, erratum

*contributed equally to the work.