Join the lab




Accepted/In press

Rodgers, VL, NG Smith, SS Hoeppner, and JS Dukes (In press). Warming increases the sensitivity of seedling growth capacity to rainfall in six temperate deciduous species. Annals of Botany – Plants. link.


Licht, J, NG Smith (2018). The influence of lignocellulosic and hemicellulosic biochar on photosynthesis and water use efficiency in seedlings from a Northeastern U.S. pine-oak ecosystem. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 37(1): 25-37. link.

Cheng, SJ, NG Smith, and A Marklein (2018). Modeling global change ecology in a 400+ ppm world. Eos, 99. link.


Smith, NG and JS Dukes (2017). LCE: Leaf carbon exchange dataset for tropical, temperate, and boreal species of North and Central America. Ecology 98(11): 2978. link.

Smith, NG and JS Dukes (2017). Short-term acclimation to warmer temperatures increases leaf carbon exchange processes across plant types. Global Change Biology 23(11): 4840-4853. link.

Smith, NG (2017). Plant respiration responses to elevated CO2: an overview from cellular processes to global impacts. In Plant Respiration: Metabolic Fluxes and Carbon Balance (Eds: G. Tcherkez and J. Ghashghaie. Pp. 69-87. New York: Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. link.

Smith, NG, DL Lombardozzi, A Tawfik, GB Bonan, and JS Dukes (2017). Biophysical consequences of photosynthetic temperature acclimation for climate. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems (JAMES) 9(1): 536-547. link.

Li, G, Y Mu, Y Liu, NG Smith, and S Sun (2017). Effect of microtopography on soil respiration in an alpine meadow of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Plant and Soil 421(1): 147-155. link.

Licht, J, NG Smith, P Mitchell, and F Shields (2017). Impact of lignocellulosic and hemicellulosic biochar on soil moisture in low clay soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 180(5): 576-584. link.


Smith, NG, SL Malyshev, EN Shevliakova, J Kattge, and JS Dukes (2016). Foliar temperature acclimation reduces simulated carbon sensitivity to climate. Nature Climate Change 6(4): 407- 411. link.

Smith, NG, MJ Schuster, and JS Dukes (2016). Rainfall variability and nitrogen addition synergistically reduce plant diversity in a restored tallgrass prairie. Journal of Applied Ecology 53(2): 579-586. link.

Smith, NG, GP Pold, CE Goranson, and JS Dukes (2016). Characterizing the drivers of seedling leaf gas exchange responses to warming and altered precipitation: indirect and direct effects. AoB Plants 8: plw066. link.

Sanders-Demott, R, NG Smith, PH Templer, and JS Dukes (2016). Towards an integrated understanding of terrestrial ecosystem feedbacks to climate change. New Phytologist, 209(4): 1363-1365. link.

Schuster, MJ, NG Smith, and JS Dukes (2016). Responses of aboveground C and N pools to rainfall variability and nitrogen deposition are mediated by seasonal precipitation and plant community dynamics. Biogeochemistry 129(3): 389-400. link.


Lobardozzi, D, GB Bonan, NG Smith, JS Dukes, and RA Fisher (2015). Temperature acclimation of photosynthesis and respiration: a key uncertainty in the carbon cycle-climate feedback. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(20): 8624-8631. link.

Atkin, OA and 62 others (including NG Smith) (2015). Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits. New Phytologist, 206(2), 614- 636. link.


Smith, NG, VL Rodgers, ER Brzostek, A Kulmatiski, ML Avolio, DL Hoover, SE Koerner, K Grant, A Jentsch, S Fatichi, and D Niyogi (2014). Towards a better integration of biological data from precipitation manipulation experiments into land surface models. Reviews of Geophysics, 52(3): 412-434. link.

Smith, NG (2014). Testing for temperature acclimation of plant carbon exchange: a comment on “Global patterns of the responses of leaf-level photosynthesis and respiration in terrestrial plants to experimental warming”. Journal of Plant Ecology, 8(3): 333-334. link.


Smith, NG, and JS Dukes (2013). Plant respiration and photosynthesis in global scale models: incorporating acclimation to temperature and CO2. Global Change Biology, 19(1), 45-63. link.