D J Beerling

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Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Atmospheric carbon dioxide: a driver of photosynthetic eukaryote evolution for over a billion years?
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:477-82. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Evolution of leaf-form in land plants linked to atmospheric CO2 decline in the Late Palaeozoic era
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 410:352-4. 2001
  3. pmc Enhanced chemistry-climate feedbacks in past greenhouse worlds
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:9770-5. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Critical issues in trace gas biogeochemistry and global change
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 365:1629-42. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint The stability of the stratospheric ozone layer during the end-Permian eruption of the Siberian Traps
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 365:1843-66. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Zimmermann's telome theory of megaphyll leaf evolution: a molecular and cellular critique
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 10:4-12. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Leaf evolution: gases, genes and geochemistry
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Ann Bot 96:345-52. 2005
  8. pmc Feedbacks and the coevolution of plants and atmospheric CO2
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:1302-5. 2005
  9. pmc An atmospheric pCO2 reconstruction across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary from leaf megafossils
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7836-40. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Physiological ecology of Mesozoic polar forests in a high CO2 environment
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 89:329-39. 2002

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Publications26

  1. pmc Atmospheric carbon dioxide: a driver of photosynthetic eukaryote evolution for over a billion years?
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:477-82. 2012
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  2. ncbi request reprint Evolution of leaf-form in land plants linked to atmospheric CO2 decline in the Late Palaeozoic era
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 410:352-4. 2001
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  3. pmc Enhanced chemistry-climate feedbacks in past greenhouse worlds
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:9770-5. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Critical issues in trace gas biogeochemistry and global change
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 365:1629-42. 2007
    ..Finally, observations and palaeorecords across a range of timescales allow assessment of the Earth's climate sensitivity, a metric influencing our ability to decide what constitutes 'dangerous' climate change...
  5. ncbi request reprint The stability of the stratospheric ozone layer during the end-Permian eruption of the Siberian Traps
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 365:1843-66. 2007
    ..These ranges of daily UV-B doses appear sufficient to exert mutagenic effects on plants, especially if sustained over tens of thousands of years, unlike either rising temperatures or SO2 concentrations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Zimmermann's telome theory of megaphyll leaf evolution: a molecular and cellular critique
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 10:4-12. 2007
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  7. ncbi request reprint Leaf evolution: gases, genes and geochemistry
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Ann Bot 96:345-52. 2005
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  8. pmc Feedbacks and the coevolution of plants and atmospheric CO2
    David J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:1302-5. 2005
    ..The existence of positive feedbacks reveals the unexpected destabilizing influence of the biota in climate regulation that led to environmental modifications accelerating rates of terrestrial plant and animal evolution in the Paleozoic...
  9. pmc An atmospheric pCO2 reconstruction across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary from leaf megafossils
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:7836-40. 2002
    ..This finding reinforces previous evidence for major climatic warming after the KTB impact and implies that severe and abrupt global warming during the earliest Paleocene was an important factor in biotic extinction at the KTB...
  10. ncbi request reprint Physiological ecology of Mesozoic polar forests in a high CO2 environment
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 89:329-39. 2002
    ..The longer-term effects of CO2 enrichment on seasonal changes in the above- and below-ground carbon balance of trees are discussed...
  11. pmc Low atmospheric CO(2) levels during the Permo- Carboniferous glaciation inferred from fossil lycopsids
    D J Beerling
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:12567-71. 2002
    ..Positive biotic feedbacks on climate, and geotectonic events, therefore are implicated as mechanisms underlying deglaciation...
  12. pmc Biophysical constraints on the origin of leaves inferred from the fossil record
    C P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:10360-2. 2004
    ..These evolutionary patterns support the relaxation of biophysical constraints on leaf area predicted by theory and point to a significant role for CO2 in plant evolution...
  13. doi request reprint CO(2)-forced evolution of plant gas exchange capacity and water-use efficiency over the Phanerozoic
    P J Franks
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Geobiology 7:227-36. 2009
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  14. ncbi request reprint Carbon loss by deciduous trees in a CO2-rich ancient polar environment
    Dana L Royer
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Nature 424:60-2. 2003
    ..We therefore reject the carbon-loss hypothesis as an explanation for the deciduous nature of polar forests...
  15. doi request reprint Metabolomic and physiological responses reveal multi-phasic acclimation of Arabidopsis thaliana to chronic UV radiation
    Janice A Lake
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 32:1377-89. 2009
    ..A multi-phasic acclimation to UV radiation and the induction of specific metabolites link stress-induced biochemical responses to enhanced acclimation...
  16. pmc Maximum leaf conductance driven by CO2 effects on stomatal size and density over geologic time
    Peter J Franks
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10343-7. 2009
    ..Selection for small S was crucial for attaining high g(cmax) under falling atmospheric CO(2) and, therefore, may represent a mechanism linking CO(2) and the increasing gas-exchange capacity of land plants over geologic time...
  17. doi request reprint Plasticity in maximum stomatal conductance constrained by negative correlation between stomatal size and density: an analysis using Eucalyptus globulus
    Peter J Franks
    1Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Plant Cell Environ 32:1737-1748. 2009
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  18. pmc Water-use responses of 'living fossil' conifers to CO2 enrichment in a simulated Cretaceous polar environment
    Laura Llorens
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Ann Bot 104:179-88. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Fungal fidelity in the myco-heterotroph-to-autotroph life cycle of Lycopodiaceae: a case of parental nurture?
    Jonathan R Leake
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    New Phytol 177:572-6. 2008
  20. pmc Nature's green revolution: the remarkable evolutionary rise of C4 plants
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:173-94. 2006
    ..We suggest that future research must redress the substantial imbalance between experimental investigations and analyses of the geological record...
  21. pmc The penalty of a long, hot summer. Photosynthetic acclimation to high CO2 and continuous light in "living fossil" conifers
    Colin P Osborne
    Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom
    Plant Physiol 133:803-12. 2003
    ..Preliminary calculations using A indicated that winter carbon losses through deciduous leaf abscission and respiration were recovered by 10 to 25 d of canopy carbon fixation during summer, thereby explaining the productivity paradox...
  22. doi request reprint Geobiological constraints on Earth system sensitivity to CO₂ during the Cretaceous and Cenozoic
    D L Royer
    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and College of the Environment, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA
    Geobiology 10:298-310. 2012
    ..Better characterization and quantification of these feedbacks is a priority given the current accumulation of atmospheric GHGs...
  23. pmc Variation in Ginkgo biloba L. leaf characters across a climatic gradient in China
    Bainian Sun
    Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7141-6. 2003
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  24. pmc Responses of Amazonian ecosystems to climatic and atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since the last glacial maximum
    Francis E Mayle
    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:499-514. 2004
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  25. ncbi request reprint A humid climate state during the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum
    Gabriel J Bowen
    Earth Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064, USA
    Nature 432:495-9. 2004
    ..A more humid atmosphere helps to explain PETM temperatures, but the ultimate mechanisms underlying the shift remain unknown...
  26. ncbi request reprint Rapid determination of spore chemistry using thermochemolysis gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy
    Jonathan S Watson
    Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute, Open University, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UKMK7 6AA
    Photochem Photobiol Sci 6:689-94. 2007
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