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Wang, H, OA Atkin, TF Keenan, NG Smith, IJ Wright, K Bloomfield, J Kattge, PB Reich, and IC Prentice (Accepted). Acclimation of leaf respiration consistent with optimal photosynthetic capacity Global Change Biology.


Kattge, J and the TRY database team (including NG Smith) (2019). TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access Global Change Biology 26(1): 119-188. link.


Liu, Z, L Chen, NG Smith, W Yuan, X Chen, G Zhou, SA Alam, K Lin, T Zhao, P Zhou, C Chu, H Ma, and J Liu (2019). Global divergent responses of primary productivity to water, energy, and CO2 Environmental Research Letters 14(12): 124044. link.

Smith, NG, G Li, and JS Dukes (2019). Short-term thermal acclimation of dark respiration is greater in non-photosynthetic than in photosynthetic tissues Annals of Botany - Plants 11(6): plz064. link.

Smith, NG, TF Keenan, IC Prentice, H Wang, IJ Wright, Ü Niinemets, KY Crous, TF Domingues, R Guerrieri, FY Ishida, J Kattge, EL Kruger, V Maire, A Rogers, SP Serbin, L Tarvainnen, HF Togashi, PA Townsend, M Wang, LK Weerasinghe, S-X Zhou (2019). Global photosynthetic capacity is optimized to the environment. Ecology Letters 22(3): 506-517. doi: 10.1111/ele.13210. link.

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Kumarathunge, DP, BE Medlyn, JE Drake, MG Tjoelker, MJ Aspinwall, M Battaglia, FJ Cano, KR CArter, MA Cavaleri, LA Cernusak, JQ Chambers, KY Crous, MG De Kauwe, DN Dillaway, E Dreyer, DS Ellsworth, O Ghounnoum, Q Han, K Hikosaka, AM Jensen, JWG Kelly, EL Kruger, LM Mercado, Y Onoda, PB Reich, A Rogers, M Slot, NG Smith, L Tarvainnen, DT Tissue, HF Togashi, ES Tribuzy, J Uddling, A Varhammar, G Wallin, JM Warren, and DA Way. (2019). Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale. New Phytologist 222(2): 768-784. link.

Liang, M, J Chen, NG Smith, X Bai, C Jia, Z Li, and C Liang (2019). Changes and regulations of net ecosystem CO2 exchange across temporal scales in the Alxa Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 164: 68-74. link.


Smith, NG, and JS Dukes (2018). Drivers of leaf carbon exchange capacity across biomes at the continental scale. Ecology 9(7): 1610-1620. link.

Lombardozzi, DL, NG Smith, SJ Cheng, JS Dukes, T Sharkey, A Rogers, RA Fisher, and GB Bonan (2018). Triose phosphate limitation in photosynthesis models reduces leaf photosynthesis and global terrestrial carbon storage. Environmental Research Letters 13(7). link.

Rodgers, VL, NG Smith, SS Hoeppner, and JS Dukes (2018). Warming increases the sensitivity of seedling growth capacity to rainfall in six temperate deciduous species. Annals of Botany – Plants 10(1): ply003. 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.