Sustainability Science Program


Integrated Use of Land and Water Resources


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


Barbosa, J. M., E. N. Broadbent, and M. D. Bitencourt. 2014. Remote sensing of aboveground biomass in tropical secondary forests: A review. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2014,

Mello, Francisco F. C., Carlos E. P. Cerri, Christian A. Davies,  N. Michele Holbrook, Keith Paustian, Stoécio M. F. Maia, Marcelo V. Galdos, Martial Bernoux, and Carlos C. Cerri. 2014. Payback time for soil carbon and sugar-cane ethanol. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate2239.

Moll-Rocek, Julian, Matthew E. Gilbert, and Eben N. Broadbent. 2014. Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa, Lecythidaceae) Regeneration in Logging Gaps in the Peruvian Amazon, International Journal of Forestry Research. 2014,

Zhang, Yong-Jiang, Fulton E. Rockwell, James K. Wheeler, and N. Michele Holbrook. 2014. Reversible deformation of transfusion tracheids in Taxus baccata Is associated with a reversible decrease in leaf hydraulic conductance. Plant Physiology. 165(4): 1557-1565, doi: http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1104/​pp.​114.​243105.

Zhang, Yong-Jiang, N. Michele Holbrook, and Kun-Fang Cao. 2014. Seasonal dynamics in photosynthesis of woody plants at the northern limit of Asian tropics: Potential role of fog in maintaining tropical rainforests and agriculture in Southwest China. Tree Physiology, 00:1-10, doi:10.1093/treephys/tpu083.


Hao, Guang-You Hao, James K. Wheeler, N. Michele Holbrook and Guillermo Goldstein. 2013. Investigating xylem embolism formation, refilling and water storage in tree trunks using frequency domain reflectometry, Journal of Experimental Botany, doi:10.1093/jxb/ert090.


Gilbert, Matthew E., Alicia Pou, Maciej A. Zwieniecki, and N. Michele Holbrook. 2012. On measuring the response of mesophyll conductance to carbon dioxide with the variable J method. Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (1): 413-425.


Gilbert, Mathew and N. Michelle Holbrook. 2011. Limitations to crop diversification for enhancing the resilience of rain-fed subsistence agriculture to drought. CID Working Paper No. 228, Center for International Development, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

Gilbert, Matthew, N. Michele Holbrook, M.A. Zwieniecki, W. Sadok, and T.R. Sinclair, TR. 2011. Field confirmation of genetic variation in soybean transpiration response to vapor pressure deficit and photosynthetic compensation for this effect. Field Crops Research 124(1): 85-92.

Gilbert, Matthew E., Maciej A. Zwieniecki, and N. Michele Holbrook. 2011. Independent variation in photosynthetic capacity and stomatal conductance leads to differences in intrinsic water use efficiency in 11 soybean genotypes before and during mild drought. Journal of Experimental Botany 62(8): 2875-2887.

Swann, Abigail L. S., Inez Y. Fung, John C. H. Chiang. 2011. Mid latitude afforestation shifts general circulation and tropical precipitation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi/10.1073/pnas.1116706108.


Clark, William C., Patti Kristjanson, Bruce Campbell, Calestous Juma, Noel M. Holbrook, Gerald Nelson, and Nancy Dickson. 2010. Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change: An Executive Session on Grand Challenges of the Sustainability Transition, San Servolo Island, Venice – June 6-9, 2010. CID Working Paper No. 198. Center for International Development at Harvard University.