The Choat Lab

Plant Hydraulics and Water Relations

Publications

Accepted Papers

2017

Pereira L, Domingues-Junior AP, Jansen S, Choat B, & Mazzafera P. (2017) Is embolism resistance in plant xylem associated with quantity and characteristics of lignin?. Trees doi:10.1007/s00468-017-1574-y

Torres-Ruiz JM, Cochard H, Choat B, Jansen S, López R, Tomášková I, Padilla-Díaz CM, Badel E, Burlett R, King A, Lenoir N, Martin-StPaul NK and Delzon S. (2017) Xylem resistance to embolism: presenting a simple diagnostic test for the open vessel artefact. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.14589

Bourne AE, Creek D, Peters JMR, Ellsworth DS, Choat B. (2017) Species climate range influences hydraulic and stomatal traits in Eucalyptus species. Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mcx020

Nolf M, Lopez R, Peters JMR, Flavel RJ, Koloadin L, Young IM, Choat B (2017) Visualisation of xylem embolism by X-ray microtomography: a direct test against hydraulic measurements. New Phytologist doi: 10.1111/nph.14462

Skelton RP, Brodribb TJ, Choat B. (2017) Casting light on xylem vulnerability in an herbaceous species reveals a lack of segmentation. New Phytologist 10.1111/nph.14450

Duursma R & Choat B. (2017) fitplc-an R package to fit hydraulic vulnerability curves. Journal of Plant Hydraulics, 4, 002.

Mencuccini M, Salmon Y, Mitchell P, Hölttä T, Choat B, Meir P, O’Grady A, Tissue D, Zweifel R, Sevanto S, Pfautsch S. (2017) An empirical method that separates irreversible stem radial growth from bark water content changes in trees: theory and case studies. Plant, Cell & Environment DOI: 10.1111/pce.12863

2016

Christoffersen BO, Gloor M, Fauset S, Fyllas NM, Galbraith DR, Baker TR, Rowland L, Fisher RA, Binks OJ, Sevanto SA, Xu C, Jansen S, Choat B, Mencuccini M, McDowell NG, Meir P. (2016) Linking hydraulic traits to tropical forest function in a size-structured and trait-driven model (TFS v.1-Hydro), Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss. doi:10.5194/gmd-2016-128

Bartlett MK, Klein T, Jansen S, Choat B, Sack L (2016) The correlations and sequence of plant stomatal, hydraulic, and wilting responses to drought. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1604088113

Charrier G, Torres-Ruiz JM, Badel E, Burlett R, Choat B, Cochard H, Delmas CE, Domec JC, Jansen S, King A, Lenoir N, Martin-StPaul N, Gambetta GA, Delzon S.(2016) Evidence for hydraulic vulnerability segmentation and lack of xylem refilling under tension. Plant Physiology pp-01079

López R, Francisco JC, Choat B, Cochard H, Gil L (2016) Plasticity in vulnerability to cavitation of Pinus canariensis occurs only at the driest end of an aridity gradient. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 769

Gleason SM, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Brodribb TJ, Cochard H, … & Zanne AE. (2016) On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety-efficiency tradeoff in xylem. A response to Bittencourt et al. New Phytologist 10.1111/nph.14043

Blackman CJ, Pfautsch S, Choat B, Delzon S, Gleason S, Duursma R. (2016) Toward an index of desiccation time to tree mortality under drought. Plant, Cell and Environment DOI 10.1111/pce.12758

Dijkstra FA, Carrillo Y, Maier C, Aspinwall MJ, Canarini A, Duursma, RA, Choat B, Tissue DT (2016) Water, nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiencies by four tree species in response to water and nutrient additions. Plant and Soil DOI 10.1007/s11104-016-2873-6

Anderegg WR, Klein T, Bartlett M, Sack L, Pellegrini AF, Choat B, Jansen S. (2016) Meta-analysis reveals that hydraulic traits explain cross-species patterns of drought-induced tree mortality across the globe. PNAS 113: 5024-5029

Bouche PS, Delzon S, Choat B, Badel E, Brodribb TJ, Burlett R, Cochard H, Charra‐Vaskou K, Lavigne B, Li S, Mayr S. (2016) Are needles of Pinus pinaster more vulnerable to xylem embolism than branches? New insights from X‐ray computed tomography. Plant, Cell & Environment doi:10.1111/pce.12680

Choat B, Badel E, Burlett R, Delzon S, Cochard H, and Jansen S. (2016) Non-invasive measurement of vulnerability to drought induced embolism by X-ray microtomography. Plant Physiology 170: 273–282

Li S, Feifel M, Karimi Z, Schuldt B, Choat B, Jansen S. (2016) Leaf gas exchange performance and the lethal water potential of five European species during drought. Tree Physiology tpv047

2015

Gleason SM, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Hacke UG, Pratt RB, … & Zanne AE. (2015). Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem‐specific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant species. New Phytologist 209: 123-136

Duan, H., O’Grady, A. P., Duursma, R. A., Choat, B., Huang, G., Smith, R. A., … & Tissue, D. T. (2015). Drought responses of two gymnosperm species with contrasting stomatal regulation strategies under elevated [CO2] and temperature. Tree physiology, tpv047

Nolf M, Creek D, Duursma R, Holtum J, Mayr S, Choat B (2015). Stem and leaf hydraulic properties are finely coordinated in three tropical rainforest tree species. Plant, Cell & Environment 38: 2652–2661

Simonin KA, Burns E, Choat B, Barbour MM, Dawson TE, & Franks PJ (2015). Increasing leaf hydraulic conductance with transpiration rate minimizes the water potential drawdown from stem to leaf. Journal of Experimental Botany, eru481

Jansen S, Schuldt B, Choat B. (2015). Current controversies and challenges in applying plant hydraulic techniques. New Phytologist 205: 961-964

Torres-Ruiz JM, Jansen S, Choat B, McElrone A, Cochard H, Brodribb TJ, … Delzon S. (2015). Direct micro-CT observation confirms the induction of embolism upon xylem cutting under tension. Plant physiology 167: 40-43

Choat B, Brodersen CR, & McElrone, AJ (2015). Synchrotron X‐ray microtomography of xylem embolism in Sequoia sempervirens saplings during cycles of drought and recovery. New Phytologist 205: 1095-1105

2014

Scholz A, Stein A, Choat B, Jansen S (2014). How drought and deciduousness shape xylem plasticity in three Costa Rican woody plant species. IAWA Journal 35: 337–355.

Brodersen CR, Jansen S, Choat B, Rico, C, Pittermann J. (2014) Cavitation resistance in seedless vascular plants: the structure and function of interconduit pit membranes. Plant Physiology 165: 895-904

Duan H, Duursma RA, Huang G, Smith RA, Choat B, O’Grady AP, & Tissue, DT (2014). Elevated [CO2] does not ameliorate the negative effects of elevated temperature on drought induced mortality in Eucalyptus radiata seedlings. Plant, cell & environment 37: 1598–1613

Martorell S, Diaz-Espejo A, Medrano H, Ball MC, Choat B (2014) Rapid hydraulic recovery in Eucalyptus pauciflora after drought: linkages between stem hydraulics and leaf gas exchange. Plant, Cell and Environment 37: 617-626

2013

Duan H, Amthor JS, Duursma RA, O’Grady AP, Choat B, Tissue DT (2013) Carbon dynamics of eucalypt seedlings exposed to prolonged drought in elevated [CO2] and elevated temperature. Tree Physiology 33: 779-792

Cochard H, Badel E, Herbette S, Delzon S, Choat B, Jansen S. (2013) Methods for measuring plant vulnerability to cavitation: a critical review. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 4779-4791

Choat B (2013) Predicting thresholds of drought-induced mortality in woody plant species. Tree Physiology 33: 669-671

Pfautsch S, Aspinwall M, Drake J, Choat B, Tissue D, Burykin T, Tjoelker M. (2013) Putting the puzzle together: Investigating hydraulic functioning and water transport at high spatial resolution in tall trees. Acta Horticulturae 991: 245-252

Brodersen CR, McElrone AJ, Choat B, Lee EF, Shackel KA, Matthews MA (2013) In vivo visualizations of drought-induced embolism spread in Vitis vinifera. Plant Physiology 161: 1820-1829

McElrone AJ, Choat B, Parkinson D, MacDowell A, Brodersen CR. (2013) Utilization of high resolution computed tomography to visualize the three dimensional structure and function of plant vasculature. Journal of Visualized Experiments 74: e50162, doi:10.3791/50162

Brodersen C, Choat B, Chatelet D, Shackel KA, Matthews MA, McElrone AJ (2013). Conductive xylem bridges contribute differentially to radial connectivity in grapevine stems (Vitis vinifera and V. arizonica). American Journal of Botany 100: 314-321

2012

Choat B, Jansen S, Brodribb TJ, Cochard H, Delzon S, Bhaskar R, Bucci S, Feild TS, Gleason SM, Hacke UG, Jacobsen AL, Lens F, Maherali H, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, Mencuccini M, Mitchell PJ, Nardini A, Pittermann J, Pratt RB, Sperry JS, Westoby M, Wright IJ, Zanne AE. (2012) Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature 491: 752–755

McElrone AJ, Brodersen CR, Alsina MM, Drayton WM, Matthews MA, Shackel KA, Wada H, Zufferey V, Choat B. (2012) Centrifuge technique consistently overestimates vulnerability to water stress-induced cavitation in grapevines as confirmed with high-resolution computed tomography. New Phytologist 196: 661–665

Melcher PJ, Holbrook NM, Burns MJ, Zwieniecki MA, Cobb AR, Brodribb TJ, Choat B and Sack L. (2012) Field measurements of stem xylem hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory and field. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 685-694

2011

Wada H, Matthews MA, Choat B, Shackel KA. (2011) In situ turgor stability in grape mesocarp cells and its relation to cell dimensions and microcapillary tip size and geometry. Environmental Control in Biology 49: 61-73

Choat B, Medek DE, Stuart SA, Pasquet-Kok J, Egerton JJG, Salari H, Sack L, Ball MC. (2011) Xylem traits mediate a trade-off between resistance to freeze/thaw-induced embolism and photosynthetic capacity in overwintering evergreens. New Phytologist 191: 996–1005

Brodersen C, Lee EF, Choat B, Jansen S, Phillips, RJ, Shackel KA, McElrone AJ, Matthews MA. (2011) Automated analysis of 3D xylem networks using high resolution computed tomography. New Phytologist 191: 1168–1179

Lens F, Sperry JS, Christman MA, Choat B, Rabaey D, Jansen S. (2011) Testing hypotheses that link wood anatomy to cavitation resistance and hydraulic conductivity in the genus Acer. New Phytologist 190: 709–723

2010

Brodersen C, McElrone AJ, Choat B, Matthews MA, Shackel KA. (2010) The dynamics of embolism repair in xylem: in vivo visualizations using High Resolution Computed Tomography. Plant Physiology 154: 1088–1095

Sack L, Cornwell WK, Santiago LS, Barbour MM, Choat B, Evans JR, Munns R, Nicotra, A. (2010) A unique web resource for physiology, ecology and the environmental sciences: PrometheusWiki. Functional Plant Biology 37: 687-693

Pittermann J, Choat B, Jansen S, Stuart SA, Lynn L and Dawson T. (2010) The relationships between xylem safety and hydraulic efficiency in the Cupressaceae: the evolution of pit membrane form and function. Plant Physiology 153: 1919–1931

Choat B, Drayton WM, Brodersen C, Matthews MA, Shackel KA, Wada H, McElrone AJ. (2010) Measurement of vulnerability to water-stress induced cavitation in grapevine: a comparison of four techniques applied to a long-vesseled species. Plant Cell and Environment 33: 1502-1512

2009

Choat B, Gambetta GA, Shackel KA, Matthews MA (2009). Vascular function in grape berries across development and its relevance to apparent hydraulic isolation. Plant Physiology 151: 1677–1687

Choat B, Gambetta GA, Wada H, Shackel KA, Matthews MA (2009). The effects of Pierce’s disease on leaf and petiole hydraulic conductance in Vitis vinifera cv. Chardonnay. Physiologia Plantarum 136: 384–394

Choat B, Pittermann, J. (2009). New insights into bordered pit structure and cavitation resistance in angiosperms and conifers. New Phytologist 182: 557–560

Jansen S, Choat B, Pletsers A. (2009). Morphological variation of intervessel pit membranes and implications to xylem function in angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 96: 409-419

2008

Choat B, Cobb AR, Jansen S (2008). Tansley Review: Structure and function of bordered pits: new discoveries and impacts on whole plant hydraulic function. New Phytologist 177: 608-625

2007

Choat B, Sack L, Holbrook NM. (2007). Diversity of hydraulic traits in nine Cordia species growing in tropical rainforests with contrasting precipitation. New Phytologist 175: 686-698

Cobb AR, Choat B, Holbrook NM. (2007). Dynamics of freeze-thaw embolism in Smilax rotundifolia (Smilacaceae). American Journal of Botany 94: 640–649

Jansen S, Sano Y, Choat B, Rabaey D, Lens F, Dute RR. (2007). Pit membranes in tracheary elements of Rosaceae and related families: new records of tori and pseudo-tori. American Journal of Botany 94: 503–514

Stuart SA, Choat B, Martin K, Holbrook NM and Ball MC. (2007). The role of freezing in defining the latitudinal limits of mangrove forests. New Phytologist 173: 576-583

2006

Choat B, Brodie TW, Cobb AR, Zwieniecki MA, Holbrook NM. (2006). Direct measurements of intervessel pit membrane hydraulic resistance in two angiosperm tree species. American Journal of Botany 93: 993-1000

Choat B, Ball MC, Luly JG, Donnelly C, Holtum JAM. (2006). Seasonal patterns of leaf gas exchange and water relations in dry rainforest trees of contrasting leaf phenology. Tree Physiology 26: 657-664

Lovelock CE, Ball MC, Choat B, Holbrook NM, Feller IC. (2006). Linking physiological processes with patterns in mangrove forest structure: Phosphorus deficiency limits canopy development, hydraulic conductivity and photosynthetic carbon gain in dwarf Rhizophora mangle. Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 793-802

2005

Choat B, Lahr E, Melcher PJ, Zwieniecki MA, Holbrook NM. (2005). The spatial pattern of air seeding thresholds in mature sugar maple trees. Plant, Cell and Environment 28: 1082–1089

Choat B, Ball MC, Luly JG, Holtum JAM. (2005). Hydraulic architecture of deciduous and evergreen dry rainforest tree species from north-eastern Australia. Trees – Structure and Function 19: 305–311

2004

Choat B, Jansen S, Zwieniecki MA, Smets E, Holbrook NM. (2004). Changes in pit membrane porosity due to deflection and stretching: the role of vestured pits. Journal of Experimental Botany 55: 1569 – 1575

Jansen S, Choat B, Vinckier S, Lens F, Schols P, Smets E. (2004). Intervascular pit membranes with a torus in the wood of Ulmus (Ulmaceae) and related genera. New Phytologist 163: 51-59

2003

Choat B, Ball M, Luly J, Holtum J. (2003). Pit membrane porosity and water stress-induced cavitation in four co-existing dry rainforest tree species. Plant Physiology 131: 41-48