Peer Reviewed Publications

McDowell, N, C.D. Allen, K. Anderson-Teixera, P. Brando, R. Brienen, J. Chambers, B. Christofersen, S. Davies, C. Doughty, A. Duque, F. Espirito-Santo, R. Fisher, C.G. Fontes, D. Galbraith, D. Goodsman, C. Grossiord, H. Hartmann, J. Holm, D. J. Johnson, A. Rahman Kassim, M. Keller, C. Koven, L. Kueppers, T. Kumagai, Y. Malhi, S. M. McMahon, M. Mencuccini, P. Meir, P. Moorcraft, H. C. Muller-Landau, O. L. Phillips, T. Powell, C. A. Sierra, J. Sperry, J. Warren, C. Xu, and X. Xu. 2018. Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests. New Phytologist (in press), doi: 10.1111/nph.15027

Kueppers, L.M., A. Faist, S. Ferrenberg, C. Castanha, E. Conlisk, and J. Wolf. 2017. Lab and field warming similarly advance germination date and limit germination rate for high and low elevation provenances of two widespread subalpine conifers. Forests. 8(11), 433, doi:10.3390/f8110433.

Baker, E. A. G., J. L. Wegrzyn, U. U. Sezen, T. Falk, P. E. Maloney, D. R. Vogler, C. Jensen, J. Mitton, J. Wright, B. Knaus, H. Rai, R. Cronn, D. Gonzalez-Ibeas, H. A. Vasquez-Gross, R. A. Famula, J.-J. Liu, L. M. Kueppers, and D. B. Neale. 2017. Comparative transcriptomics among four white pine species. G3. Accepted.

Conlisk, E., C. Castanha, M. Germino, T. Veblen, J. Smith, A. Moyes, and L. M. Kueppers. 2018. Seed origin and warming constrain lodgepole pine recruitment, slowing the pace of population range shifts. Global Change Biology, 24(1): 197-211, doi: 10.1111/gcb.13840

Christianson, D., C. Varadharajan, B. Christoffersen, M. Detto, B. Faybishenko, K. Jardine, R. Negron-Juarez, B. Gimenez, G. Pastorello, T. Powell, J. Warren, B. Wolfe, J. Chambers, L. Kueppers, N. McDowell, and D. Agarwal. 2017. A metadata reporting framework (FRAMES) for synthesis of earth system science observations. Ecological Informatics, 42: 148-158, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2017.06.002

Lazarus, B. E., C. Castanha, M. J. Germino, L. M. Kueppers, and A. B. Moyes. 2017. Growth strategies and threshold responses to water deficit modulate effect of warming on tree seedlings from forest to alpine. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12837.

Bagley, J., L. M. Kueppers, D. P. Billesbach, I. N. Williams, S. C. Biraud, and M. S. Torn. 2017. Impact of land management on surface water and energy fluxes in the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 122(11): 5793-5807, doi: 10.1002/2017JD026740

Lubetkin, K., A. L. Westerling, and L. M. Kueppers. 2017. Climate and landscape drive the pace and pattern of conifer encroachment into subalpine meadows. Ecological Applications, 27(6): 1876-1887, doi: 10.1002/eap.1574.

Lu Y., Williams I.N., Bagley J.E., Torn M.S. and Kueppers L.M. 2017. Representing winter
wheat in the Community Land Model (version 4.5). Geoscientific Model Development
10(5): 1873-1888, doi:10.5194/gmd-10- 1873-2017.

Lu, Y., K. Harding, and L. M. Kueppers. 2017. Irrigation effects on land-atmosphere
coupling strength in the United States. Journal of Climate, 30: 3671-3685, doi:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D- 15-0706.1.

Negron-Juarez, R., H. Jenkins, C. Raupp, W. Riley, L. Kueppers, D. Magnabosco Marra, G.
Ribeiro, M. Terezinha Monteiro, L. Candido, J. Chambers, and N. Higuchi. 2017.
Windthrow variability in Central Amazonia. Atmosphere, 8(2): 28,
doi:10.3390/atmos8020028.

Conlisk, E., C. Castanha, M. Germino, T. T. Veblen, J. Smith, and L. M. Kueppers. 2017.
Declines in low elevation subalpine tree populations outpace high elevation population
expansion with warming. Journal of Ecology, 105(5): 1347–1357, doi:10.1111/1365-
2745.12750.

Holm, J., L. Kueppers, J. Chambers. 2017. Novel tropical forests: response to global change. New Phytologist, 213: 988–992, doi:10.1111/nph.14407.

Kueppers, L.M., E. Conlisk, C. Castanha, A. Moyes, M. Germino, P. de Valpine, M. S.
Torn, and J. B. Mitton. 2017. Warming and provenance limit tree recruitment across and
beyond the elevation range of subalpine forest. Global Change Biology, 23(6), 2383-2395,
doi:10.1111/gcb.13561.

Thompson, W., S. Gerlt, J. E. Campbell, L. M. Kueppers, Y. Lu, M. A. Snyder. 2017. A cost of tractability? Estimating climate change impacts using a single crop market understates impacts on market conditions and variability. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 39(2):346-362, doi:10.1093/aepp/ppw023.

Williams, I. N., Y. Lu, L. M. Kueppers, W. J. Riley, S. Biraud, J. Bagley, and M. S. Torn.
2016. Land-atmosphere coupling and climate prediction over the U.S. Southern Great
Plains. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres 121(20): 12,125–12,144,
doi:10.1002/2016JD025223.

Williams, I. N., W. J. Riley, L. M. Kueppers, M. S. Torn, and S. C. Biraud. 2016. Separating the effects of phenology and diffuse radiation on gross primary productivity in winter wheat. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 121(7):1903-1915.
doi:10.1002/2015JG003317.

Kueppers, L. M., C. M. Iversen, and C. D. Koven. 2016. Expanding use of plant trait observations in Earth system models, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO049947.

Winkler, D. E., K. J. Chapin, and L. M. Kueppers. 2016. Soil moisture mediates alpine life form and community productivity responses to warming. Ecology 97(6): 1553-1563. Ecology doi:10.1890/15-1197.1.

Moyes, A. B., L. M. Kueppers, J. Pett-Ridge, D. Carper, N. Vandehey, J. O’Neil, and A. C. Frank. 2016. Evidence for foliar endophytic nitrogen-fixation in a widely distributed subalpine conifer. New Phytologist 210:657-668 doi: 10.1111/nph.13850. Commentary by N. Wurzburger doi: 10.1111/nph.13925.

Fernández, M. H. Hamilton, and L. M. Kueppers. 2015. Back to the future: using historical climate variation to project near-term shifts in habitat suitable for coast redwood. Global Change Biology 21(11):4141-4152 doi: 10.1111/gcb.13027.

Lu, Y. and L. M. Kueppers. 2015. Increased heat waves with loss of irrigation in the United States. Environmental Research Letters. 10: 064010, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/6/064010.

Reinhardt, K., M. Germino, L. M. Kueppers, J.-C. Domec, and J. Mitton. 2015. Linking carbon and water relations to drought-induced mortality in Pinus flexilis seedlings at their lower-elevation limit. Tree Physiology 35:771-782 doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv045.

Moyes, A. B., M. J. Germino, L. M. Kueppers. 2015. Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold-edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions. New Phytologist 207:1005-1014 DOI: 10.1111/nph.13422.

Lu, Y., J. Jin, and L. M. Kueppers. 2015. Crop growth and irrigation interact to influence surface fluxes in a regional climate-cropland model (WRF3.3-CLM4crop). Climate Dynamics 45:3347–3363 doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2543-z.

Meromy, L., N. P. Molotch, M. Williams, K. Musselman, and L. M. Kueppers. 2015. Snowpack-climate manipulation using infrared heaters in subalpine forests of the Southern Rocky Mountains, USA. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 203: 142-157 doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.12.015.

Suding, K., E. Farrar, A. King, L. M. Kueppers, and M. Spasojevic. 2015. Vegetation change at high elevation: Scale-dependence and interactive effects on Niwot Ridge. Plant Ecology & Diversity 8:713-725. DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2015.1010189.

Fernandez, M., H. Hamilton, and L. M. Kueppers. 2013. Characterizing uncertainty in species distribution models derived from interpolated weather station data. Ecosphere. 4(5): 61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00049.1

Moyes, A. B., C. Castanha, M. Germino, and L. M. Kueppers. 2013. Warming and the dependence of limber pine (Pinus flexilis) establishment on summer soil moisture within and above its current elevation range. Oecologia. 171:271-282. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2410-0.

Castanha, C., M.S. Torn, M.J. Germino, B. Weibel, and L.M. Kueppers. 2013. Conifer seedling recruitment across a forest-to-alpine tundra gradient and effects of provenance. Plant Ecology and Diversity. 6(3-4): 307-318. doi:10.1080/17550874.2012.716087.

Lu, Y., and L. M. Kueppers. 2012. Surface energy partitioning over four dominant vegetation types across the United States in a coupled regional climate model (WRF3-CLM3.5). Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres. 117: D06111. doi: 10.1029/2011JD016991

Harte, J. and L. M. Kueppers. 2012. Insight from integration. Nature 485(7399): 449.

Barbour, E. and L. M. Kueppers. 2012. Conservation and management of ecological systems in a changing California. Climatic Change. 111(1): 135-163. doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0246-y

Kueppers, L. M., and M. A. Snyder. 2011. Influence of agricultural irrigation on surface energy and water fluxes, surface climate, and atmospheric circulation in California. Climate Dynamics. doi: 10.1007/s00382-011-1123-0.

Reinhardt, K., C. Castanha, M. J. Germino, L. M. Kueppers. 2011. Ecophysiological variation in two provenances of Pinus flexilis seedlings across an elevation gradient from forest to alpine. Tree Physiology. 31(6): 615-625.

Subin, Z. M., W. J. Riley, J. Jin, D. S. Christianson, M. S. Torn, L. M. Kueppers. 2011. Ecosystem feedbacks to climate change in California: Development, testing, and analysis using a coupled regional atmosphere and land-surface model (WRF3-CLM3.5). Earth Interactions. 15(15): 1-38. doi: 10.1175/2010EI331.1.

Luo, Y., J. M. Melillo, S. Niu, C. Beier, J. Clark, E. Davidson, J. Dukes, R. D. Evans, C. Field, C. Czimczik, M. Keller, B. Kimball, L. Kueppers, R. Norby, S. Pelini, E. Pendall, E. Rastetter, J. Six, M. Smith, M. G. Tjoelker, and M. S. Torn. 2011. Coordinated approaches to quantify long-term ecosystem dynamics in response to global change. Global Change Biology, 17(2): 843-854. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02265.x.

Anderson, R., J. G. Canadell, J. T. Randerson, R. B. Jackson, B. A. Hungate, D. D. Baldocchi, G. A. Ban-Weiss, G. B. Bonan, K. Caldeira, L. Cao, N. S. Diffenbaugh, K. R. Gurney, L. M. Kueppers, B. E. Law, S. Luyssaert, T. L. O’Halloran. 2011. Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate protection. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(3): 174-182.

Jackson, R. B., J. T. Randerson, J. G. Canadell, R. G. Anderson, R. Avissar, D. D. Baldocchi, G. B. Bonan, K. Caldeira, N. S. Diffenbaugh, C. B. Field, B. A. Hungate, E. G. Jobb´agy, L. M. Kueppers, M. D. Nosetto, and D. E. Pataki. 2008. Protecting climate with forests. Environmental Research Letters 3: 044006.

Lobell, D. B., C. J. Bonfils, L. M. Kueppers, and M. A. Snyder. 2008. Irrigation cooling effect on temperature and heat index extremes. Geophysical Research Letters 35: L09705.

Kueppers, L. M., M. A. Snyder, L. C. Sloan, D., Cayan, J. Jin, H., Kanamaru, M. Kanamitsu, N. L. Miller, M. Tyree, H., Du, and B. Weare. 2007. Seasonal temperature responses to land-use change in the western United StatesGlobal and Planetary Change doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2007.1003.1005.

Kueppers, L. M., M. A. Snyder, and L. C. Sloan. 2007. Irrigation cooling effect: Regional climate forcing by land-use change, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L03703, doi:10.1029/2006GL028679

Kueppers, L. M., E. Zavaleta, B. Fulfrost, M. A. Snyder, and L. C. Sloan. 2006. The authors reply. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4): 179.

Kueppers, L. M., and J. Harte. 2005. Subalpine forest carbon cycling: Short- and long-term influences of climate and species.Ecological Applications 15(6): 1984-1999.

Kueppers, L. M., M. A. Snyder, L. C. Sloan, E. S. Zavaleta, and B. Fulfrost. 2005. Modeled regional climate change and California endemic oak ranges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 102(45): 16281-16286

Kueppers, L. M., J. Southon, P. Baer and J. Harte. 2004. Dead wood biomass and turnover time, measured by radiocarbon, along a subalpine elevation gradient. Oecologia 141(4): 641-651.

Silver, W. L., L. M. Kueppers, A. E. Lugo, R. Ostertag, and V. Matzek. 2004. Carbon sequestration and plant community dynamics following reforestation of tropical pasture. Ecological Applications 14(4): 1115-1127.

Kueppers, L. M., P. Baer, J. Harte, B. Haya, L. E. Koteen, and M. E. Smith. 2004. A decision matrix approach to evaluating the impacts of land use activities undertaken to mitigate climate change. Climatic Change 63: 247-257.

Other Publications
Koven, C., L. M. Kueppers, C. Iversen, P. Reich, and P. Thornton. 2016. Expanding the use
of plant trait observations and ecological theory in Earth system models. Report of the
workshop on “Trait Methods for Representing Ecosystem Change” U. S. Department of
Energy.

Kueppers, L. M. and J. E. Campbell. 2009. Potential effects of climate change on California’s bioenergy resources. California Energy Commission Discussion Paper.

Kueppers, L.M., W. Riley, J. Jin, Z. Subin, D. Christianson, M. Torn. 2009. Ecosystem Feedbacks to Climate Change in California: Integrated Climate Forcing From Vegetation Redistribution. California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program. CEC-500-2009-075.

Barbour, E., and L. Kueppers. 2008. Conservation and Management of Ecological Systems in a Changing California. Public Policy Institute of California, http://www.ppic.org/main/publication.asp?i=856, 42pp.

Hanson P. J., A.T. Classen, L. Kueppers, Y. Luo, N.G. McDowell, J. Morris, A. Rogers, P. Thorton, R. Ceulemans, J. Dukes, M. Goulden, R. Jackson, A. Knapp, M. Kirschbaum, K. Lewin, M. MacCracken, J. Melillo, T. Ringler. 2008. Ecosystem research: Understanding climate change impacts on ecosystems and feedbacks to the physical climate. Report of the workshop on “Exploring Science Needs for the Next Generation of Climate Change and Elevated CO2 Experiments in Terrestrial Ecosystems” U. S. Department of Energy.

Kueppers, L. M., M. S. Torn and J. Harte. 2007. Quantifying Ecosystem Feedbacks to Climate Change: Observational Needs and Priorities. A report to the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, U. S. Department of Energy.

Kueppers, L.M. 2005. Benefits of a regional climate model. Science 310: 1278-1279

Snyder, M. A., L. M. Kueppers, L. C. Sloan, D. Cayan, J. Jin, H. Kanamaru, M. Kanamitsu, N. L. Miller, M. Tyree, H. Du, and B. Weare. 2006. Regional Climate Effects of Irrigation and Urbanization in the Western United States: A Model Intercomparison. California Energy Commission, PIER Energy-Related Environmental Research. CEC-500-2006-031.