Sustainability Science Program


Integrated Use of Land and Water Resources


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


Harley, Alicia, N. Michele Holbrook, and William C. Clark. 2015. Innovation for Vulnerable Farmers: Drought and Water Scarcity Adaptation Technologies. Report of a Workshop conducted at the Sustainability Science Program, Harvard University, September 11–12, 2014. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper 2015-01. Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.


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,

Broadbent, E. N., A. M. Almeyda Zambrano, G. P. Asner, C. B. Field, B. E. Rosenheim, T. Kennedy-Bowdoin, D. Knapp, D. Burke, C. Giardina, and S. Cordell. 2014. Linking rainforest ecophysiology and microclimate through fusion of airborne LiDAR and hyperspectral imagery. Ecosphere 5(5):57.

Broadbent, Eben N., Angélica M. Almeyda Zambrano, Gregory P. Asner, Marlene Soriano, Christopher B. Field, Harrison Ramos de Souza, Marielos Peña-Claros, Rachel I. Adams, Rodolfo Dirzo, Larry Giles. 2014. Integrating stand and soil properties to understand foliar nutrient dynamics during forest succession following slash-and-burn agriculture in the bolivian amazon. PloS ONE 9(2): e86042.

Chávez, Andrea B., Eben N. Broadbent, Angélica M. Almeyda Zambrano. 2014. Smallholder policy adoption and land cover change in the southeastern Peruvian Amazon: A twenty-year perspective. Applied Geography 53: 223-233, doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.06.017.

Giraldo, Juan Pablo, James K. Wheeler, Brett A. Huggett and N. Michele Holbrook. 2014. The role of leaf hydraulic conductance dynamics on the timing of leaf senescenceFunctional Plant Biology 41 (1): 37-47.

Goldemberg, José, Francisco F.C. Mello, Carlos E.P. Cerri, Christian A. Davies, Carlos C. Cerri. 2014. Meeting the global demand for biofuels in 2021 through sustainable land use change policy. Energy Policy 69:14-18, DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.02.008.

Harley, Alicia, Sharmila Murthy, Laura Diaz Anadon, Gabriel Chan, Kira Matus, Suerie Moon, Vanessa Timmer, and William C. Clark. 2014. Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Global Systems Perspective. Report of a Workshop conducted at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, April 24, 2014. Sustainability Science Program Working Paper 2014-02. Sustainability Science Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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  4:605–609, 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:

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, 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.

Hao, Guang-You, Mary E. Lucero, Stewart C. Sanderson, Elizabeth H. Zacharias and N. Michele Holbrook. 2013. Polyploidy enhances the occupation of heterogeneous environments through hydraulic related trade-offs in Atriplex canescens (Chenopodiaceae). New Phytologist. 197(3):  970–978, DOI: 10.1111/nph.12051.


Broadbent, Eben N. 2012. Tropical forests across temporal and spatial scales. PhD dissertation, Biology Department, Stanford University.

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.

Mello, F. F. C. 2012. Soil carbon stock as result of land use change under sugarcane cultivation in South Central region of Brazil. PhD dissertation,  Tese (Doutorado) – Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba.


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.