WP4 & WP4C Cited Publications



Al-Mulla, Y.A., Wu, J.Q., Singh, P., Flury, M., Schillinger, W.F., Huggins, D.R. and Stöckle, C.O. 2009. Soil water and temperature in chemical versus reduced-tillage fallow in a Mediterranean climate. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(1):45-54.


Barney, J.N., Mann, J.J., Kyser, G.B., Blumwald, E., Van Deynze, A. and DiTomaso, J.M. 2009. Tolerance of switchgrass to extreme soil moisture stress: Ecological implications. Plant Science. 177:724-732. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2009.09.003


Blackwell, M.S.A., Brookes, P.C., de la Fuente-Martinez, N., Murray, P.J., Snars, K.E., Williams, J.K. and Haygarth, P.M. 2009. Effects of soil drying and rate of re-wetting on concentrations and forms of phosphorus in leachate. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 45:635-643. doi: 10.1007/s00374-009-0375-x


Bleiker, K.P. and Six, D.L. 2009. Effects of water potential and solute on the growth and interactions of two fungal symbionts of the mountain pine beetle. Mycological Research. 113:3-15. doi: 10.1016/j.mycres.2008.06.004


Butler, L.H., Hay, F.R.,Ellis, R.H. and Smith, R.D. 2009. Post-abscission, pre-dispersal seeds of Digitalis purpurea remain in a developmental state that is not terminated by desiccation ex planta . Annals of Botany. 103:785-794. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcn254


Copeland, N.S., Sharrat, B.S., Wu, J.Q., Foltz, R.B. and Dooley, J.H. 2009. A Wood-Strand Material for Wind Erosion Control: Eff ects on Total Sediment Loss, PM10 Vertical Flux, and PM10 Loss. J. Environ. Qual. 38:139-148. doi: 10.2134/jeq2008.0115


Dodd, I.C., Theobald, J.C., Richer, S.K. and Davies, W.J. 2009. Partial phenotypic reversion of ABA-deficient flacca tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) scions by a wild-type rootstock: normalizing shoot ethylene relations promotes leaf area but does not diminish whole plant transpiration rate. Journal of Experimental Botany. 60(14):4029-4039. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erp236


Estrela, M.J., Valiente, J.A., Corell, D., Fuentes, D. and Valdecantos, A. 2009. Prospective use of collected fog water in the restoration of degraded burned areas under dry Mediterranean conditions. Agricultural and Forest Mereorology. 149:1896-1906. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.06.016


Hamamoto, S., Seki, K. and Miyazaki, T. 2009. Effect of aggregate structure on VOC gas adsorption onto volcanic ash soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 166:207-212. doi: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.11.008


Jo, E.-A., Tewari, R.K., Hahn, E.-J. and Paek, K.-Y. 2009. In vitro sucrose concentration affects growth and acclimatization of Alocasia amazonica plantlets. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 96:307-315. Doi: 10.1007/s11240- 008-9488-4


Kondo, S., Kittikorn, M., Ohara, H., Okawa, K., Sugaya, S., Kitahata, N. and Asami, T. 2009. Effect of a cytochrome P450 inhibitor on abscisic acid biosynthesis and stomatal regulation in citrus trees in waterstressed conditions. Scientia Horticulturae. 120:146-149. doi: 10.1016/j.scienta.2008.09.001


Matsuo, N. and Mochizuki, T. 2009. Genotypic differences in root traits of rice (Oryza sativa L.) seedlings grown under different soil environments. Plant Root. 3:17-25. doi: 10.3117/plantroot.3.17


Matsuo, N. and Mochizuki, T. 2009. Growth and yield of six rice cultivars under three water-saving cultivations. Plant Prod. Sci. 12(4):514-525.


Matsuo, N., Ozawa, K. and Mochizuki, T. 2009. Genotypic differences in root hydraulic conductance of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in response to water regimes. Plant Soil. 316:25-34. Doi: 10.1007/s11104-008-9755-5


Miller, G.R. 2009. Measuring and modeling interactions between groundwater, soil moisture, and plant transpiration in natural and agricultural ecosystems. University of California, Berkeley. 243pp.


Nieto-Garibay1, A., Troyo-Diéguez, E., García-Hernández, J.L., B. Murillo-Amador, B., Ruiz-Espinoza, F.H. and Pimienta-Barrios, E. 2009. Soil water stress effect during emergence and seedling stage in Capscicum frutescens L. and Capsicum annuum L. Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems. 10:405-413.


Padilla, F.M., Miranda, J.D., Jorquera, M.J. and Pugnaire, P.I. 2009. Variability in amount and frequency of water supply affects roots but not growth of arid shrubs. Plant Ecol. 204:261-270. Doi: 10.1007/s11258-009- 9589-0


Parent, B., Hachez, C., Redondo, E., Simonneau, T., Chaumont, F. and Tardieu, F. 2009. Drought and abscisic acid effects on aquaporin content translate into changes in hydraulic conductivity and leaf growth rate: s trans-scale approach. Plant Physiology. 149:2000-2012.


Raimondo, F., Trifilò, P., Lo Gullo, M.A., Buffa, R., Nardini, A. and Salleo, S. 2009. Effects of reduced irradiance on hydraulic architecture and water relations of two olive clones with different growth potentials. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 66:249-256. Doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2009.03.022


Senthil-Kumar, M., Hema, R., Suryachandra, T.R., Ramegowda, H.V., Gopalakrishna, Rama, G., Udayakumar, M. and Mysore, K.S. 2009. Functional characterization of three water deficit stress-induced genes in tobacco and Arabidopsis : An approach based on gene down regulation. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2009.09.005


Stiller, V. 2009. Soil salinity and drought alter wood density and vulnerability to xylem cavitation of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich.) seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 67:164- 171.Doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2009.03.012



Baodi, D., Mengyu, L., Hongbo, S., Quanqi, L., lei, S., Feng, D. and Zhengbin, Z. 2008. Investigation on the relationship between leaf water use efficiency and physio-biochemical traits of winter wheat under rained condition. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces. 62:280-287.


Blazier, M.A., Patterson, W.B and Hotard, S.L. 2008. Straw harvesting, fertilization, and fertilizer type alter soil microbiological and physical properties in a loblolly pine plantation in the mid-south USA. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 45:145-153. doi: 10.1007/s00374-008-0316-0


Bulut, R. and Leong, E.C. 2008. Indirect measurement of suction. Geotech .Geol. Eng. 26:633-644. doi: 10.1007/s10706-008-9197-0


Carpenter, L.T., Pezeshki, S.R. and Shields Jr., F.D. 2008. Responses of nonstructural carbohydrates to shoot removal and soil moisture treatments in Salix nigra. Trees. 22:737-748. doi: 10.1007/s00468-008- 0234-7


Delage, P., Romero, E. and Tarantino, A. 2008. Recent developments in the techniques of controlling and measuring suction in unsaturated soils. Keynote Lecture, Proc. 1st Eur. Conf. on Unsaturated Soils, Durham, 33-52, CRC Press. 20pp.


Fan, X.W., Li, F.M., Xiong, Y.C., An, L.Z. and Long, R.J. 2008. The cooperative relation between nonhydraulic root signals and osmotic adjustment under water stress improves grain formation for spring wheat varieties. Physiologia Plantarum 132: 283–292.


Fernholz, M.C. 2008. Evaluation of four sorghum hybrids through the development of sorghum flour tortillas. Kansas State University. 138pp.


Francés, A.P. 2008. Spatio-temporal groundwater recharge assessment: a data-integration and modelling approach. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. Enschede, The Netherlands. 97pp.


Garfield, L.M. and Walker, M.J. 2008. Water potential changes in faecal matter and Escherichia coli survival. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 105:1009-1016.


Hamamoto, S., Tokida, T., Miyazaki, T. and Mizoguchi, M. 2008. Dense gas flow in volcanic ash soil: Effect of pore structure on density-driven flow. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:480-486.


He, C., Zhang, J., Duan, A., Zheng, S., Sun, H. and Fu, L. 2008. Proteins responding to drought and hightemperature stress in Populus X euramericana cv. ‘74/76’. Trees. 22:803-813. doi: 10.1007/s00468-008- 0241-8


Koussevitzky, S., Suzuki, N., Huntington, S., Armijo, L., Sha, W., Cortes, D., Shulaev, V. and Mittler, R. 2008. Ascorbate peroxidase 1 plays a key role in the response of Arabidopsis thaliana to stress combination. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283:34197-34203. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M806337200


Kulkarni, R.U. 2008. A potential technique to determine the unsaturated soil shear strength parameter. Texas A&M University. 115pp.


Kwon, H., Pendall, E., Ewers, B.E., Cleary, M. and Naithani, K. 2008. Spring drought regulates summer net ecosystem CO2 exchange in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148:381- 391. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.09.010


Liu, Y., Zhang, T. and Wang, J. 2008. Ohotosynthesis and metabolite levels in dehydrating leaves of Reaumuria soongorica. ACTA BIOLOGICA CRACOVIENSIA. Series Botanica. 50(1):19-26.


Miyama, M. and Tada, Y. 2008. Transcriptional and physiological study of the response of Burma mangrove (Bruguiera gymnorhiza ) to salt and osmotic stress. Plant Mol. Biol. 68:119-129. doi: 10.1007/s11103-008- 9356-y


Moore-Kucera, J. and Dick, R.P. 2008. PLFA profiling of microbial community structure and seasonal shifts in soils of a douglas-fir chronosequence. Microb. Ecol. 55:500-511.

Naidoo, G. 2008. Differential effects of nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment on growth of dwarf Avicennia marina mangroves. Aquatic Botany. doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.10.001


Nardini, A., Ramani, M., Gortan, E. and Salleo, S. 2008a. Vein recovery from embolism occurs under negative pressure in leaves of sunflower (Helianthus annuus ). Physiologia Plantarum. 133:755-764.


Nardini, A., Ramani, M., Gortan, E. and Salleo, S. 2008b. Heterogeneity of gas exchange rates over the leaf surface in tobacco: an effect of hydraulic architecture? Plant, Cell and Environment. 31:804-812.


Serpe, M.D., Zimmerman, S.J., Deines L. and Rosentreter, R. 2008. Seed water status and root tip characteristics of two annual grasses on lichen-dominated biological soil crusts. Plant Soil. 303:191-205.


Sreedeep, S. and Singh, D.N. 2008. A critical review of the methodologies employed for suction measurement for developing the SWCC. 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG). 1988-1993


Stroes-Gascoyne, S. and Hamon, C.J. 2008. Preliminary microbial analysis of limestone and shale rock samples. Nuclear Waste Management Organization. NWMO TR-2008-09. 38pp.


Stroes-Gascoyne, S. and Hamon, C.J. 2008. The effect of intermediate dry densities (1.1-1.5 g/cm3) and intermediate porewater salinities (60-90 g NaCl/L) on the culturability of heterotrophic aerobic bacteria in compacted 100% bentonite. Nuclear Waste Management Organization. NWMO TR-2008-11. 65pp.


Stroes-Gascoyne, S. and Hamon, C.J. 2008. The effects of the physical properties of highly compacted smectitic clay (bentonite) on the culturability of indigenous microorganisms. Applied Clay Science. In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.clay.2008.06.010


Wang, L. 2009. Soil biogeochemistry, aridity and plant adaptation responses in southern Africa savannas. University of Virginia. 200pp.


Wei, X.-P., Pan, X.-Y., Zhao, C.-M., Wang, G.-X. and Deng, J.-M. 2008. Response of three dominant shrubs to soil water and groundwater along the oasis-desert ecotone in Northwest China. Russian Journal of Ecology. 39(7):475-482. doi: 10.1134/S1067413608070035


Xu, Z. and Zhou, G. 2008. Responses of leaf stomatal density to water status and its relationship with photosynthesis in a grass. Journal of Experimental Botany. 59(12):3317-3325.


Yang, L., Miki, N., Harada, N., Hirobe, M., Sakamoto, K. and Yoshiwawa, K. 2008. Response of water-use properties and growth of Sabina vulgaris Ant. In different water conditions. J. Env. Scie. Sustain. Soc. 2:27- 34.


Zhuang, J., McCarthy, J.F., Perfect, E., Mayer, L.M. and Jastrow, J.D. 2008. Soil water hysteresis in waterstable microaggregates as affected by organic matter. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:212-220.



Augé, R.M., Toler, H.D., Moore, J.L., Cho, K. and Saxton, A.M. 2007. Comparing contributions of soil versus root colonization to variations in stomatal behavior and soil drying in mycorrhizal Sorghum bicolor and Cucurbita pepo. Journal of Plant Physiology. 164:1289-1299.


Benson, C.H., Sawangsuriya, A., Trzebiatowski, B. and Albright, W.H. 2007. Postconstruction changes in the hydraulic properties of water balance cover soils. J. Geotech. and Geoenvir. Engrg. 133(4):349-359.


Brown, C.E. and Pezeshki, S.R. 2007. Threshhold for recovery in the marsh halophyte Spartina alterniflora grown under the combined effects of salinity and soil drying. Journal of Plant Physiology. 164:274-282.


Campbell, G.S., Smith, D.M. and Teare, B.L. 2007. Application of a dew point method to obtain the soil water characteristic. Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. 112:71-77.


Cardoso, R., Romero, E., Lima, A. and Ferrari, A. 2007. A comparative study of soil suction measurement using two different high-range psychrometers. Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. 112:79-93.


Cervera, J.C., Andrade, J.L., Graham, E.A., Durán, R., Jackson, P.C. and Simá, J.L. 2007. Photosynthesis and optimal light microhabitats for a rare Cactus, Mammillaria gaumeri, in two tropical ecosystems. Biotropica. 39(5):620–627.


Chang, W.S., van de Mortel, M., Nielsen, L., Nino de Guzman, G., Li, X. and Halverson, L.J. 2007. Alginate roduction by Pseudomonas putida creates a hydrated microenvironment and contributes to biofilm architecture and stress tolerance under water-limiting conditions. Journal of Bacteriology. 189(22):8290- 8299.


Domene, X., Alcañiz, J.M. and Andrés, P. 2007. Ecotoxicological assessment of organic wastes using the soil collembolan Folsomia candida . Applied Soil Ecology. 35:461-472.


Hayase, N., Ryoko, F. Yasuhiro, K., Hiroyuki K. and Kazuhiko, S. 2007. Responses to desiccation stress in bryophytes and an important role of dithiothreitol-insensitive non-photochemical quenching against photoinhibition in dehydrated states. Plant & Cell Physiology. 48(11):1548-1557.


Heitman, J.L., Horton, R., Ren, T. and Ochsnerc, T.E. 2007. An improved approach for measurement of coupled heat and water transfer in soil cells. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:872-880.


Hema, R., Senthil-Kumar, M., Shivakumar, S., Chandrasekhara Reddy, P. and. Udayakumar, M. 2007. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , a model system for functional validation of abiotic stress responsive genes. Planta. 226:655–670.


Kawamoto, K., Moldrup, P., Komatsu, T., Wollesen de Jonge, L. and Oda, M. 2007. Water repellency of aggregate size fractions of a volcanic ash soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:1658-1666.


Kudoyarova, G.R., Vysotskaya, L.B., Cherkozyanova, A. and Dodd I.C. 2007. Effect of partial rootzone drying on the concentration of zeatin-type cytokinins in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) xylem sap and leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany. 58(2):161-168.


Kwon, H., Pendall, E., Ewers, B.E., Cleary, M. and Naithani, K. 2007. Spring drought regulates summer net ecosystem CO2 exchange in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148:381- 391.


Lambrecht, S.C., Shattuck, A.K. and Loik, M.E. 2007. Combined drought and episodic freezing effects on seedlings of low- and high-elevation subspecies of sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata ). Physiologia Plantarum. 130: 207–217.


Law, D.J. and Kolb, P.F. 2007. The effects of forest residual debris disposal on perennial grass emergence, growth, and survival in a ponderosa pine ecotone. Rangeland Ecol. Manage. 60:632643.


Li, Y.G., Jiang, G.M., Liu, M.Z., Niu, S.L., Gao, L.M. and Cao, X.C. 2007. Photosynthetic response to precipitation/rainfall in predominant tree (Ulmus pumila ) seedlings in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Photosynthetica. 45(1):133-138.


Liu, Y.B., Wang, G., Liu, J., Zhao, X.,Tan, H.J., Li, X.R. 2007. Anatomical, morphological and metabolic acclimation in the resurrection plant Reaumuria soongorica during dehydration and rehydration. Journal of Arid Environments 70:183-194.


Maggio, A., Raimondi, G., Martino, A. and De Pascale, S. 2007. Salt stress response in tomato beyond the salinity tolerance threshold. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 59:276-282.


Maricle, B.R., Cobos, D.R. and Campbell C.S. 2007. Biophysical and morphological leaf adaptations to drought and salinity in salt marsh grasses. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 60:458-467.


Miller, G.R., Baldocchi, D.D., Law, B.E. and Meyers, T. 2007. An analysis of soil moisture dynamics using multi-year data from a network of micrometeorological observation sites. Advances in Water Resources. 30:1065-1081.


Nabe, H., Funabiki, R., Kashino, Y., Koike, H. and Satoh, K. 2007. Responses to desiccation stress in bryophytes and an important role of dithiothreitol-insensitive non-photochemical quenching against photoinhibition in dehydrated states. Plant Cell Physiol. 48(11):1548-1557.


Nason, M.A., Farrar, J. and Bartlett, D. 2007. Strobilurin fungicides induce changes in photosynthetic gas exchange that do not improve water use efficiency of plants grown under conditions of water stress. Pest Management Science. 63(12):1191-1200.


Oracz, K., Bailly, C., Gniazdowska, A., Côme, D., Corbineau, F. and Bogatek, R. 2007. Induction of oxidative stress by sunflower phytotoxins in germinating mustard seeds. J. Chem. Ecol. 33:251-264.


Patrick, P., Olsen, H. and Higgins, J. 2007. Comparison of chilled-mirror measurements and filter paper estimates of total soil suction. Geotechnical Testing Journal. 30(5).


Petry, T.M. and Jiang, C.P. 2007. Soil suction and behavior of chemically treated clays. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2026:30-38.


Rivero, R.M., Kojima, M., Gepstein, A., Sakakibara, H., Mittler, R., Gepstein, S. and Blumwald, E. 2007.Delayed leaf senescence induces extreme drought tolerance in a flowering plant. PNAS. 104(49):19631- 19636.


Singh, K.B. and Turumkudulu, M.S. 2007. Cracking in drying colloidal films. Physical Review Letters. 98:218302.


Stroes-Gascoyne, S., Hamon, C.J., Dixon, D.A. and Martino, J.B. 2007. Microbial analysis of samples from the tunnel sealing experiment at AECL’s underground research laboratory. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. 32:219-231.


Tarasoff, C.S. 2006. The biology and ecology of weeping alkaligrass (Puccinellia distans ) and nuttall’s alkaligrass (Puccinellia nuttalliana ). Oregon State University. 204pp.


Thakur, V. and Singh, D. 2005. Rapid determination of swelling pressure of clay minerals. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 33(4).


Wang, R., Bai, Y. and Tanino, K. Seedling emergence of Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata (Pursh) A.D.J. Meeuse & Smit) in the field and its prediction using the hydrothermal time model. Journal of Arid Environments. 64:37-53.


Zhang, J.G., Duan, A.G., Sun, H.G., Fu, L.H., Zheng, S.X. and He, C.Y. 2007. Proteins responding to drought and high-temperature stress in Pinus armandii Franch. Canadian Journal of Botany. 85(10):994-1001.


Zhao, C.M., Wang, G.X., Wei, X.P., Deng, J.M. and Cheng, D.L. 2007a. Effects of groundwater depth variation on photosynthesis and photoprotection of Elaeagnus angustifolia L. Trees. 21:55–63.


Zhao, Y., Lu, X. and Wang, H. 2007b. Remote real-time monitoring soil water potential system based on GSM. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 2(11):565-568.



Cho, K., Toler, H., Lee, J., Ownley, B., Stutz, J.C., Moore, J.L. and Auge, R.M. 2006. Mycorrhizal symbiosis and response of sorghum plants to combined drought and salinity stresses. Journal of Plant Physiology. 163:517-528.


Ali, M.B., Hahn, E.J. and Paek, K.Y. 2006. Protective role of Panax ginseng extract on lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in polyethylene glycol induced Spathiphyllum leaves. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 32:143-148.


Bertamini, M., Zulini, L., Muthuchelian, K. and Nedunchezhian, N. 2006. Effect of water deficit on photosynthetic and other physiological responses in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Riesling) plants. Photosynthetica. 44(1):151-154.


Brown, C.E., Pezeshki, S.R. and DeLaune, R.D. 2006. The effects of salinity and soil drying on nutrient uptake and growth of Spartina alterniflora in a simulated tidal system. Environmental and Experimental Botany 58:140-148.


Burgess, M.H.2006. The biohydrology of dysart woods. College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio University. 84pp.


Cai, X., Davis, E.J., Ballif, J., Liang, M., Bushman, E., Haroldsen, V., Torabinejad, J. and Wu Y. 2006. Mutant identification and characterization of the laccase gene family in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 57(11):2563-2569.


Cancela, J.J., Dafonte, J., Martínez, M.M., Cuesta, T.S. and Neira, X.X. 2006. Assessment of a water activity meter for rapid measurements of soil water potential. Biosystems Engineering. 94(2):285-295.


Cartledge, V.A., Withers, P.C., McMaster, K.A., Thompson, G.G. and Bradshaw, S.D. 2006. Water balance of field-excavated aestivating Australian desert frogs, the cocoonforming Neobatrachus aquilonius and the non-cocooning Notaden nichollsi (Amphibia: Myobatrachidae). The Journal of Experimental Biology. 209:3309-3321.


Cervera, J.C., Andrade, J.L. Simá, J.L. and Grahamy, E.A. 2006. Microhabitats, germination, and establishment for Mammillaria gaumeri (cactaceae), a rare specie from Yucatan. Int. J. Plant Sci. 167(2):311–319.


Cui, H.X., Jiang, G.M., Niu, S.L., Jiang, C.D., Liu, M.Z., Yu, S.L. and Gao, L.M. 2006. Ecophysiological response of plants to combined pollution from heavy-duty vehicles and industrial emissions in higher humidity. J. Integr. Plant Biol. 48(12):1391-1400.


Daws, M.I., Cleland, H., Chmielarz, P., Gorian, F., Leprince, O., Mullins, C.E., Thanos, C.A., Vandvik, V. and Pritchard, H.W. 2006. Variable desiccation tolerance in Acer pseudoplatanus seeds in relation to developmental conditions: a case of phenotypic recalcitrance? Functional Plant Biology. 33(1):59–66.


Dodd, I.C., Theobald, J.C., Bacon, M.A. and Davies, W.J. 2006. Alternation of wet and dry sides during partial rootzone drying irrigation alters root-to-shoot signalling of abscisic acid. Functional Plant Biology. 33:1081–1089.


Dufault, N. S., De Wolf, E. D., Lipps, P. E. and Madden, L. V. 2006. Role of temperature and moisture in the production and maturation of Gibberella zeae perithecia. Plant Dis. 90:637-644.


Eitel, J.U.H., Gessler, P.E., Smith, A.M.S. and Robberecht, R. 2006. Suitability of existing and novel spectral indices to remotely detect water stress in Populus spp. Forest Ecology and Management. 229:170-182.


Fonseca, J.M. Postharvest quality and microbial population of head lettuce as affected by moisture at harvest.Journal of Food Science. 71(2):45-49.


Hellmann, M.E. 2006. Tolerância ao congelamento e armazenamento de sementes de Caesalpinia echinata Lam. (pau-brasil). Instituto de Botânica da Secretaria do Meio Ambiente. 88pp.


Hemmings, S.N.J. and Hartel, P.G. 2006. Mineralization of hormones in breeder and broiler litters at different water potentials and temperatures. J. Environ. Qual. 35:701-706.


Hill, J.P., Germino, M.J., Wraith, J.M., Olson, B.E. and Swan, M.B. 2006. Advantages in water relations contribute to greater photosynthesis in Centaurea maculosa compared with established grasses. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 167:269–277.


Kibinza, S., Vinel, D., Côme, D., Bailly, C. and Corbineau, F. 2006. Sunflower seed deterioration as related to moisture content during ageing, energy metabolism and active oxygen species scavenging. Physiologia Plantarum. 128(3):496–506.


Lehner, A., Bailly, C., Flechel, B., Poels, P., Côme, D. and Corbineau, F. 2006. Changes in wheat seed germination ability, soluble carbohydrate and antioxidant enzyme activities in the embryo during the desiccation phase of maturation. Journal of Cereal Science. 43:175-182.


Liang, M., Haroldsen, V., Cai, X. and Wu, Y. 2006. Expression of a putative laccase gene, ZmLAC1, in maize primary roots under stress. Plant, Cell & Environment. 29(5):746–753.


Marcolin, C.D. 2006. Propriedades físicas de nitossolo e latossolos argilosos sob plantio direto. Agronomia da Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária. Universidade de Passo Fundo. 110pp.


Naidoo, G. 2006. Factors contributing to dwarfing in the Mangrove Avicennia marina . Annals of Botany. 97(6):1095-1101.


Ochsner, T.E., Stephens, B.M., Koskinen, W.C. and Kookana, R. 2006. Sorption of a hydrophilic pesticide: Effects of soil water content. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 70:1991-1997.


Ogaya, R. and Peñuelas, J. 2006. Contrasting foliar responses to drought in Quercus ilex and Phillyrea latifolia . Biologia Plantarum. 50(3):373-382.


Ojeda, G., Perfect, E., Alcañiz, J.M. and Ortiz, O. 2006. Fractal analysis of soil water hysteresis as influenced by sewage sludge application. Geoderma. 134:386-401.


Senthil-Kumar, M. and Udayakumar, M. 2006. High-throughput virus-induced gene-silencing approach to assess the functional relevance of a moisture stress-induced cDNA homologous to lea4. Journal of Experimental Botany. 57(10):2291-2302.


Sreedeep, S. and Singh, D.N. 2006. Nonlinear curve-fitting procedures for developing soil-water characteristic curves. Geotechnical Testing Journal. 29(5). DOI:10.1520/GTJ14104.


Thakur, V.K.S., Sreedeep, S. and Singh, D.N. 2006. Laboratory investigations on extremely high suction measurements for fine-grained soils. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 24: 565–578.


Vieira, M.L. 2006. Propriedades físico-hídrico-mecânicas do solo e rendimiento de milho submetido a diferentes sistemas de manejo. Universidade de Passo Fundo. 115pp.


Wang, L., D’Odorico, P., Ringrose, S. Coetzee, S. and Macko, S.A. 2007. Biogeochemistry of Kalahari sands. Journal of Arid Environments. 71:259-279.


Xiong, Y.C., Li, F.M., Xu B.C. and Hodgkinson, K.C. 2006. Hydraulic and non-hydraulic root-sourced signals in old and modern spring wheat cultivars in a semiarid area. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 25(2):120- 136.


Xu, Z.Z. and Zhou, G.S. 2006. Combined effects of water stress and high temperature on photosynthesis, nitrogen metabolism and lipid peroxidation of a perennial grass Leymus chinensis . Planta. 224(5):1080- 1090.


Xu, Z.Z. and Zhou, G.S. 2006. Nitrogen metabolism and photosynthesis in Leymus chinensis in response to long-term soil drought. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 25(3):252-266.



Albuquerque, J.A., Mafra, A.L., Vieira Fontoura, S.M., Bayer, C. and Mangrich dos Passos, J.F. 2005. Avaliação de sistemas de preparo e calagem em um Latossolo Bruno alumínico. Rev. Bras. Ciênc. Solo. 29(6):963-975.


Bruck, D.J., Snelling, J.E., Dreves, A.J. and Jaronski, S.T. Laboratory bioassays of entomopathogenic fungi for control of Delia radicum (L.) larvae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 89:179-183.


Curtis, M.J. and Claasen, V.P. 2005. Compost incorporation increases plant available water in a drastically disturbed serpentine soil. Soil Science. 170(12):939-953.


Dewir, Y.H., Chakrabarty, D., Ali, M.B., Hahn, E.J. and Paek, K.Y. 2005. Effects of hydroponic solution EC, substrates, PPF and nutrient scheduling on growth and photosynthetic competence during acclimatization of micropropagated Spathiphyllum plantlets. Plant Growth Regulation. 46(3):241-251.


English, N.B., Weltzin, J.F., Fravolini, A., Thomas, L. and Williams, D.G. 2005. The influence of soil texture and vegetation on soil moisture under rainout shelters in a semi-desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 63:324–343.


Lechmere-Oertel, R.G., Cowling, R.M. and Kerley, G.I.H. 2005. Landscape dysfunction and reduced spatial heterogeneity in soil resources and fertility in semi-arid succulent thicket, South Africa. Austral Ecology. 30:615-624.


Londers, E., Ceusters, J., Vervaeke, I., Deroose, R. and De Proft, M. 2005. Organic acid analysis and plant water status of two Aechmea cultivars grown under greenhouse conditions: implications on leaf quality. Scientia Horticulturae. 105:249–262.


Minasmy, B. and Field, D.J. 2005. Estimating soil hydraulic properties and their uncertainty: the use of stochastic simulation in the inverse modelling ofthe evaporation method. Geoderma. 126:277–290.


Naidoo, G. and Naidoo, Y. 2005. Coal dust pollution effects on wetland tree species in Richards Bay, South Africa. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 13(5):509-515.


Nardini, A. and Salleo, S. 2005. Water stress-induced modifications of leaf hydraulic architecture in sunflower: co-ordination with gas exchange. Journal of Experimental Botany. 56(422):3093–3101,


Niu, S.L., Jiang, G.M., Wan, S.Q., Liu, M.Z., Gao, L.M. and Li. Y.G. 2005. Ecophysiological acclimation to different soil moistures in plants from a semi-arid sandland. Journal of Arid Environments. 63:353-365.


Oo, H.H., Araki, T. and Kubota, F. 2005. Effects of drought and flooding stresses on growth and photosynthetic activity of mungbean, Vigna radiata (L.) Wiilczek, cultivars. J. Fac. Agr. 50(2):533-542.


Paradiso, R. and De Pascale, S. 2005. Effects of coco fibre addition to perlite on growth and yield of cut gerbera. Acta Horticulturae 779:529-534.


Pimienta-Barrios, E., Zañudo-Hernández, J. and Nobel, P.S. 2005. Effects of young cladodes on the gas exchange of basal cladodes of Opuntia ficus-indica (Cactaceae) under wet and dry conditions. International Journal of Plant Sciences. 166:961–968.


Pimienta-Barrios, E., Zañudo-Hernández, J., Rosas-Espinoza, V.C., Valenzuela-Tapia, A. and Nobel, P.S. 2005. Young daughter cladodes affect CO2 uptake by mother cladodes of Opuntia ficus-indica. Annals of Botany. 95(2):363-369.


Rowe, E.C., Williamson, J.C., Jones, D.L., Holliman P. and Healey, J.R. 2005. Initial tree establishment on blocky quarry waste ameliorated with hydrogel or slate processing fines. J Environ Qual. 34:994-1003.


Sreedeep, S. and Singh D.N. 2005. Methodology for determination of osmotic suction of soils. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 24(5):1469-1479.


Thakur, V.K.S., Sreedeep, S. and Singh, D.N. 2005. Parameters affecting soil–water characteristic curves of fine-grained soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 131(4):521-524.


Tuller, M., and D. Or (2005), Water films and scaling of soil characteristic curves at low water contents, Water Resour. Res. 41, W09403, doi:10.1029/2005WR004142.


Xu, Z.Z. and Zhou, G.S. 2005. Effects of water stress and nocturnal temperature on carbon allocation in the perennial grass, Leymus chinensis . Physiologia Plantarum. 123(3):272–280.



Augé, R.M., Sylvia, D.M., Park, S., Buttery, B.R., Saxton, A.M., Moore, J.L. and Cho, K. 2004. Partitioning mycorrhizal influence on water relations of Phaseolus vulgaris into soil and plant components. Can. J. Bot. 82: 503–514


Baldocchi, D.D., Xu, L. and Kiang, N. 2004. How plant functional-type, weather, seasonal drought, and soil physical properties alter water and energy fluxes of an oak–grass savanna and an annual grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 123:13–39.


Bornman, T.G., Adams, J.B. and Bate, G.C. 2004. The influence of floodplain geohydrology on the distribution of Sarcocornia pillansii in the Olifants Estuary on the West Coast, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments. 56:603-625.


Daws, M.I., Lydall, E., Chmielarz, P., Leprince, O., Matthews, S., Thanos, C.A. and Pritchard, H.W. 2004. Developmental heat sum influences recalcitrant seed traits in Aesculus hippocastanum across Europe. New Phytologist. 162:157-166.


Díaz-Zorita, M., Grove, J. H., Murdock, L., Herbeck, J. and Perfect, E. 2004. Soil structural disturbance effects on crop yields and soil properties in a no-till production system. Agronomy Journal. 96(6):1651-1659.


Gillespie, I.G. and Allen, E.B. 2004. Fire and competition in a southern California grassland: impacts on the rare forb Erodium macrophyllum. Journal of Applied Ecology. 41(4):643–652.


Hirai, M., Yamakawa, R., Nishio, J., Yamaji, T., Kashino, Y., Koike, H. and Satoh, K. 2004. Deactivation of photosynthetic activities is triggered by loss of a small amount of water in a desiccation-tolerant cyanobacterium, Nostoc commune. Plant Cell Physiol. 45(7): 872–878.


Kuhajek, J.M., Douglas, A.W., Clark, A.M. and Slattery, M. 2004. Site-specific variation in the root chemistry and antifungal activity of Caltha leptosepala and Trollius laxus (Ranunculaceae). Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 32:949–967.


Lee, H.J., Kim, S.J., Yu, D.J., Lee, B.Y. and Kim, T.C. 2004. Changes of photosynthetic characteristics in water-stressed "Rancocas" blueberry leaves. VIII International Symposium on Vaccinium Culture. ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 715:111-117.


Mingo, D.M., Theobald, J.C., Bacon, M.A., Davies, W.J. and Dodd, I.C. 2004. Biomass allocation in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) plants grown under partial rootzone drying: enhancement of root growth. Functional Plant Biology. 31(10):971–978


Mitchell, D., Parra, R., Aldred, D. and Magan, N. 2004. Water and temperature relations of growth and ochratoxin A production by Aspergillus carbonarius strains from grapes in Europe and Israel. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 97:439-445.


Modi, A.T. and White, B.J. 2004. Water potential of cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) placenta and seed germination in response to desiccation during fruit development. Seed Science Research. 14:249- 257.


Naidoo, G. and Chirkoot, D. 2004. The effects of coal dust on photosynthetic performance of the mangrove, Avicennia marina in Richards Bay, South Africa. Environmental Pollution. 127:359-366.


Niu, S.L., Li, L.H., Jiang, G.M., Gao, L.M. Li, Y.G., Peng, Y. and Liu, M.Z. 2004. Gas exchange and chlorophyll fluorescence response to simulated rainfall in Hedysarum fruticosum var. Mongolicum. Photosynthetica. 42(1):1-6.


Niu, S.L., Peng, Y., Jiang, G.M., Li, Y.G., Gao, L.M., Liu, M.Z., Cui, H.X. and Ding, L. 2004. Differential responses to simulated precipitation exhibited by a typical shrub and a herb coexisted in hunshandak sandy land. Acta Botanica Sinica. 46(10):1170-1177.


Perfect, E., Kenst, A.B., Díaz-Zorita, M. and Grove, J.H. 2004. Fractal analysis of soil water desorption data collected on disturbed samples with water activity meters. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68:1177–1184.


Rascher, U., Bobich, E.G., Lin, G.H., Walter, A., Morris, T., Naumann, M., Nichol, C.J., Pierce, D., Bil, K., Kudeyarov, V. and Berry, J.A. 2004. Functional diversity of photosynthesis during drought in a model tropical rainforest – the contributions of leaf area, photosynthetic electron transport and stomatal conductance to reduction in net ecosystem carbon exchange. Plant, Cell & Environment. 27(10):1239–1256.


Ravi, S., D’Odorico,P., Over, T.M. and Zobeck, T.M. 2004. On the effect of air humidity on soil susceptibility to wind erosion: The case of air-dry soils. Geophysical Research Letters. 31:L09501.


Sato, A. and Kubota, F. 2004. Specific difference in photorespiration activity in C4 subtype plants and its relationship with drought tolerance of leaf photosynthesis. J. Fac. Agr. 49(1):25-32.


van de Mortel, M., Chang W.S. and Halverson, L.J. 2004. Differential tolerance of Pseudomonas putida biofilm and planktonic cells to desiccation. Biofilms. 1:361-368.


Vervaeke, I., Londers, E., Ceusters, J., Godts, C., De Proft, M.P. and Deroose, R. 2004. Consequences of chilling and cold stress on the evaluation of Bromeliads. VII International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates: Production, Pest Management and Global Competition. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 659:755-762.


Walvoord, M.A. and Phillips, F.M. 2004. Identifying areas of basin-floor recharge in the Trans-Pecos region and the link to vegetation. Journal of Hydrology. 292:59-74.


Xu, L., Baldocchi, D.D. and Tang, J. 2004. How soil moisture, rain pulses, and growth alter the response of ecosystem respiration to temperature, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18, GB4002, doi:10.1029/2004GB002281.



Anderson, C.E. and Stormont, J.C. 2003. Laboratory measurement of soil moisture at capillary potential greater than 1500kPa. TRB Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. 14 pp.


Augé, R.M., Moore, J.L., Cho, K., Stutz, J.C., Sylvia, D.M., al-Agely, A.K. and Saxton, A.M. 2003. Relating foliar dehydration tolerance of mycorrhizal Phaseolus vulgaris to soil and root colonization by hyphae. J. Plant Physiol. 160:1147–1156.


Brye, K.R. 2003. Long-term effects of cultivation on particle size and water-retention characteristics determined using wetting curves. Soil Science. 168(7):459-468.


De Pascale, S., Raimondi, G., Martino, A. and Barbieri, G 2003. Water relations and abscissic acid content in tomato as affected by osmotic stress. International Symposium on Managing Greenhouse Crops in Saline Environment. ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 609:89-95.


Haimeirong and Kubota, F. 2003. The effects of drought stress and leaf ageing on leaf photosynthesis and electron transport in photosystem 2 in sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam.) cultivars. Photosynthetica. 41(2):253-258.


Kuhajek, J.M., Clark, A.C. Slattery, M. 2003. Ecological patterns in the antifungal activity of root extracts from rocky mountain wetland plants. Pharmaceutical Biology. 41(7):522-530.


Lechmere-Oertel, R.G. 2003. The effects of goat browsing on ecosystem patterns and processes in succulent thicket, South Africa. Faculty of Science, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 120pp.


Liu, M.Z., Jiang, G.M., Li, Y.G., Gao, L.M., Niu, S.L. Cui, H.X. and Ding, L. 2003. Gas exchange, photochemical efficiency, and leaf water potential in three Salix species. Photosynthetica. 41(3):393-398.


Liu, M.Z., Jiang, G.M., Li, Y.G., Niu, S.L., Gao, L.M. Ding L. and Peng, Y. 2003. Leaf osmotic potentials of 104 plant species in relation to habitats and plant functional types in Hunshandak Sandland, Inner Mongolia, China. Trees - Structure and Function. 17(6):554-560.


Liu, M.Z., Jiang, G.M., Niu, S.L., Li, Y.G., Gao, L.M., Ding, L. and Peng, Y. 2003. Photosynthetic response to soil water contents of an annual pioneer C4 grass (Agriophyllum squarrosum) in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Photosynthetica. 41(2):293-296.


Londers, E., Vervaeke, I., Deroose, R. and De Proft, M. 2003. Leaf quality of Aechmea (Bromeliaceae) under non-adapted greenhouse conditions. ISHS Acta Horticulturae. 669:275-282.


Niu, S.L., Jiang, G.M., Li, Y.G., Gao, L.M. and Liu, M.Z. 2003. Diurnal gas exchange and superior resources use efficiency of typical C4 species in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Photosynthetica. 41(2):221-226.


Paradiso, R., De Pascale, S., Aprea, F. and Barbieri, G. 2003. Effect of electrical conductivity levels of nutrient solution on growth, gas exchanges and yield of two Gerbera cultivars in soilless system. International Symposium on Managing Greenhouse Crops in Saline Environment. ISHS Acta Horticulturae 609:165-171.


Pimienta-Barrios,E., Gonzalez del Castillo-Aranda, M.E., Muñoz-Urias, A. and Nobel, P.S. 2003. Effects of benomyl and drought on the mycorrhizal development and daily net CO2 uptake of a wild platyopuntia in a rocky semi-arid environment. Annals of Botany. 92:239-245.



Bornman, T.G., Adams, J.B. and Bate, G.C. 2002. Freshwater requirements of a semi-arid supratidal and floodplain salt marsh. Estuaries 25(6B):1394-1405.


Martre, P., Morillon, R., Barrieu, F., North, G.B., Nobel, P.S. and Chrispeels, M.J. 2002. Plasma membrane aquaporins play a significant role during recovery from water deficit. Plant Physiol. 130:2101-2110.


Martre, P., North, G.B., Bobich, E.G. and Nobel, P.S. 2002. Root deployment and shoot growth for two desert species in response to soil rockiness. American Journal of Botany. 89:1933-1939.