Maherali Lab Publications

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*Undergraduate, Graduate or #Postdoctoral advisee

57. Maherali H. 2017. The evolutionary ecology of roots. New Phytologist, in press.

56. Koch A.M., Antunes P.M., Maherali H., Hart M.M., Klironomos J.N. 2017. Evolutionary asymmetry in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis: conservatism in fungal morphology does not predict host plant growth. New Phytologist, 214:1330-1337.

55.Stanescu S., Maherali H. 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi alter the competitive hierarchy among old-field plant species. Oecologia, 183:479-491.

54. Bennett J., Maherali H., Reinhart K., Lekberg Y., Hart M.M., Klironomos J.N. 2017. Plant-soil feedbacks and mycorrhizal type influence temperate forest population dynamics. Science, 355:181-184.

53.Stanescu S., Maherali H. 2017. Mycorrhizal feedback is not associated with the outcome of competition in old-field perennial plants. Oikos, 126:248-258.

52. Maherali H., Oberle B., Stevens P.F., Cornwell W.K., McGlinn D.J. 2016. Mutualism persistence and abandonment during the evolution of the mycorrhizal symbiosis. American Naturalist, 188:E113-E125.

51. Gleason S.M., Westoby M., Jansen S., Choat B., Brodribb T.J., Cochard H., Delzon S., Hacke U.G., Jacobsen A.L., Johnson D.M., Lens F., Maherali H., Martinez-Vilalta J., Mayr S., McCulloh K.A., Morris H., Nardini A., Plavcova L., Pratt R.B., Schreiber S.G., Zanne A. 2016. On research priorities to advance understanding of the safety-efficiency trade-off in xylem. New Phytologist, 211:1156-1158.

50. Gleason S.M., Westoby M., Jansen S., Choat B., Hacke U.G., Bhaskar R., Brodribb T.J., Bucci S., Cao K-F., Cochard H., Delzon S., Domec J-C., Fan Z-X., Feild T.S., Jacobsen A.L., Johnson D.M., Lens F., Maherali H., Martinez-Vilalta J., Mayr S., McCulloh K.A., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Morris H., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Plavcova L., Pratt R.B., Schreiber S.G., Sperry J.S., Wright I.J., Zanne A. 2016. Weak trade-off between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant species. New Phytologist, 209:123-136.

49.Poon G.T., Maherali H. 2015. Competitive interactions between a nonmycorrhizal invasive plant, Alliaria petiolata, and a suite of mycorrhizal grassland, old field, and forest species. PeerJ, 3:e1090; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1090

48. *Thompson K.A., Husband B.C., Maherali H. 2015. No influence of water limitation on the outcome of competition between diploid and tetraploid Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae). Journal of Ecology, 103:733-741.

47. #Vogan P.J., Maherali H. 2014. Increased photosynthetic capacity as a mechanism of drought adaptation in C3 plants. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 175:1033-1041.

46. Anacker B.L., Klironomos J.N., Maherali H., Reinhart K., Strauss S.Y. 2014. Phylogenetic conservatism in plant responses to soil biota and its implications for plant abundance. Ecology Letters, 17:1613-1621.

45. *Thompson K.A., Husband B.C., Maherali H. 2014. Climatic niche differences between diploid and tetraploid cytotypes of Chamerion angustifolium (Onagraceae). American Journal of Botany, 101:1868-1875.

44. Maherali H. 2014. Is there an association between root architecture and mycorrhizal growth response? New Phytologist, 204:192-200.

43. #Yurkonis K.A., Shukla K., Holdenried J., Bolton K.A., Klironomos J.N., Maherali H., Newman J.A. 2014. Effects of seeding endophyte infected Schedonorus arundinaceus cultivars are not consistently determined by endophyte or host type. Plant Ecology, 215:389-398.

42. #Yurkonis K.A., *Drystek E., Maherali H., Newman J.A. 2014. Endophyte presence alters Schedonorus arundinaceus (tall fescue) response to and effects on grassland community structure. Oecologia, 174:1377-1386.

41.Sikes B.A., Maherali H., Klironomos J.N. 2014. Mycorrhizal growth and function responds to soil characteristics, but not plant host identity, during a primary lacustrine succession. Mycorrhiza, 24:219-226.

40. Chagnon P.L., Bradley R.L., Maherali H., Klironomos J.N. 2013. A trait-based framework to understand life history of mycorrhizal fungi. Trends in Plant Science, 18:484-491.

39. *Germain R.M., Caruso C.M., Maherali H. 2013. Mechanisms and consequences of drought-induced parental effects in an invasive annual grass. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 174:886-895.

38. Choat B., Jansen S., Brodribb T.J., Cochard H., Delzon S., Bhaskar R., Bucci S., Feild T.S., Hacke U.G., Gleason S.M., Jacobsen A.L., Lens F., Maherali H., Martinez-Vilalta J., Mayr S., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Pratt R.B., Sperry J.S., Westoby M., Wright I.J., Zanne A. 2012. Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature, 491:752-755.

37.Sikes B.A., Maherali H., Klironomos J.N. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities change among three stages of primary sand dune succession but do not alter plant growth. Oikos, 121:1791-1800.

36. #Yurkonis K.A., Maherali H., Bolton K.A., Klironomos J.N., Newman J.A. 2012. Cultivar genotype, application and endophyte history affects community impact of Schedonorus arundinaceus. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49:1094-1102.

35. File A., Klironomos J.N., Maherali H., Dudley S.A. 2012. Plant kin recognition enhances abundance of symbiotic microbial partner. PLoS ONE, 7(9):e45648.

34. Maherali H., Klironomos J.N. 2012. Phylogenetic and trait-based assembly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities. PLoS ONE, 7(5):e36695.

33.Sherrard M.E., Maherali H. 2012. Local adaptation across a soil fertility gradient is influenced by soil biota in the invasive grass, Bromus inermis. Evolutionary Ecology, 26:529-544.

32. Medeiros J.S., Marshall D.L., Maherali H., Pockman W.T. 2012. Variation in seedling frost response is associated with climate in Larrea. Oecologia, 169:73-84.

31. *Courtney K.C., Bainard L.D., †Sikes B.A., #Koch A.M., Maherali H., Klironomos J.N., Hart M.M. 2012. Determining a minimum detection threshold in terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 88:14-18.

30. Caruso C.M., Maherali H., Benscoter A.L. 2012. Why are trade-offs between flower size and number infrequently detected? A test of three hypotheses. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 173:26-35.

29.Creese C., Benscoter A.L., Maherali H. 2011. Xylem function and climate adaptation in Pinus. American Journal of Botany, 98:1437-1445.

28. Donovan L.A., Maherali H., Caruso C.M., Huber H., de Kroon, H. 2011. The evolution of the worldwide leaf economics spectrum. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 26:88-95.

27. Maherali H., Caruso C.M., Sherrard M.E., Latta R.G. 2010. Adaptive value and costs of physiological plasticity to soil moisture limitation in recombinant inbred lines of Avena barbata. American Naturalist, 175:211-224.

26. Powell J.R., Parrent J.L., Klironomos, J.N., Hart, M.M., Rillig M.C., Maherali H. 2009. Phylogenetic trait conservatism and the evolution of functional tradeoffs in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences, 276:4237-4245.

25. Maherali H., *Walden A.E., Husband B.C. 2009. Genome duplication and the evolution of physiological responses to water stress. New Phytologist, 184:721-731.

24. Maherali H., Caruso C.M., Sherrard M.E. 2009. The adaptive significance of ontogenetic changes in leaf physiology: a test with Avena barbata. New Phytologist, 183:908-918.

23.Sherrard M.E., Maherali H., Latta R.G. 2009. Water stress alters the genetic architecture of functional traits associated with drought adaptation in Avena barbata. Evolution, 63:702-715.

22. Maherali H., Sherrard M.E., *Clifford M.H., Latta R.G. 2008. Leaf hydraulic conductivity and photosynthesis are genetically correlated in an annual grass. New Phytologist, 180:240-247.

21. *Suwa T., Maherali H. 2008. Effect of nutrient availability on the mechanisms of tolerance to herbivory in an annual grass Avena barbata (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany, 95:434-440.

20. Maherali H., Klironomos J.N. 2007. Influence of phylogeny on fungal community assembly and ecosystem functioning. Science, 316:1746-1748.

19. †Sherrard M.E., Maherali H. 2006. The adaptive significance of drought escape in Avena barbata, an annual grass. Evolution, 60:2478-2489.

18. Caruso C.M., Maherali H., Sherrard M.E. 2006. Plasticity of physiology in Lobelia: testing for adaptation and constraint. Evolution, 60:980-990.

17. Maherali H., Moura C.F., Caldeira M.C., Willson C.J., Jackson R.B. 2006. Functional coordination between leaf gas exchange and vulnerability to xylem cavitation in temperate forest trees. Plant, Cell and Environment, 29:571-583.

16. Caruso C.M., Maherali H., *Mikulyuk A., *Carlson K., Jackson R.B. 2005. Genetic variance and covariance for physiological traits in Lobelia: are there constraints on adaptive evolution? Evolution, 59:826-837.

15. Maherali H., Pockman W.T., Jackson R.B. 2004. Adaptive variation in the vulnerability of woody plants to xylem cavitation. Ecology, 85:2184-2199.

14. Herrick J.D., Maherali H., Thomas R.B. 2004. Reduced stomatal conductance in sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) sustained over long-term CO2 enrichment. New Phytologist, 162:387–396.

13. Reid C.D., Maherali H., Johnson H.B., Smith S.D., Wullschleger S.D., Jackson R.B. 2003. On the relationship between stomatal characters and atmospheric CO2. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, Article #1983, 4 October 2003.

12. Maherali H., Johnson H.B., Jackson R.B. 2003. Stomatal sensitivity to vapour pressure difference over a subambient to elevated CO2 gradient in a C3/C4 grassland. Plant, Cell and Environment, 26:1297-1306.

11. Caruso C.M., Maherali H., Jackson R.B. 2003. Gender-specific floral and physiological traits: implications for the maintenance of females in gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica. Oecologia, 135:524-531.

10. Maherali H., Williams B.L., Paige K.N., DeLucia E.H. 2002. Hydraulic differentiation of ponderosa pine populations along a climate gradient is not associated with ecotypic divergence. Functional Ecology, 16:510-521.

9. Gill R.A., Polley H.W., Johnson H.B., Anderson L.J., Maherali H., Jackson R.B. 2002. Nonlinear responses to past and future atmospheric CO2. Nature, 417:279-282.

8. Maherali H., Reid C.D., Johnson H.B., Polley H.W., Jackson R.B. 2002. Stomatal acclimation over a subambient to elevated CO2 gradient in a C3/C4 grassland. Plant, Cell and Environment, 25:557-566.

7. Maherali H., DeLucia E.H. 2001. Influence of climate-driven shifts in biomass allocation on water transport and storage in ponderosa pine. Oecologia, 129:481-491.

6. Anderson L.J., Maherali H., Johnson H.B., Polley H.W., Jackson R.B. 2001. Gas exchange and photosynthetic acclimation from sub-ambient to elevated CO2 in a C3/C4 grassland. Global Change Biology, 7:693-707.

5. Maherali H., DeLucia E.H. 2000. Xylem conductivity and vulnerability to cavitation of ponderosa pine growing in contrasting climates. Tree Physiology, 20:859-867.

4. DeLucia E.H., Maherali H., Carey E.V. 2000. Climate-driven changes in biomass allocation in pines. Global Change Biology, 6:587-593.

3. Maherali H., DeLucia E.H. 2000. Interactive effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on the water transport of ponderosa pine. American Journal of Botany, 87:243-249.

2. DeLucia E.H., Sipe T.W., Herrick J., Maherali H. 1998. Biomass allocation patterns of four contrasting temperate hardwood species. American Journal of Botany, 85:955-963.

1. Maherali H., DeLucia E.H., Sipe T.W. 1997. Hydraulic adjustment of maple saplings to canopy gap formation. Oecologia, 112:472-480.