Ian J Wright

Summary

Affiliation: Macquarie University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Least-cost input mixtures of water and nitrogen for photosynthesis
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Am Nat 161:98-111. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint The worldwide leaf economics spectrum
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Nature 428:821-7. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 166:485-96. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Irradiance, temperature and rainfall influence leaf dark respiration in woody plants: evidence from comparisons across 20 sites
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 169:309-19. 2006
  5. pmc Relationships among ecologically important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven neotropical forests
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Ann Bot 99:1003-15. 2007
  6. pmc Anatomical basis of variation in mesophyll resistance in eastern Australian sclerophylls: news of a long and winding path
    Tiina Tosens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    J Exp Bot 63:5105-19. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Lifetime return on investment increases with leaf lifespan among 10 Australian woodland species
    Daniel S Falster
    Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    New Phytol 193:409-19. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Volatile isoprenoid emissions from plastid to planet
    Sandy P Harrison
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 197:49-57. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A test of the 'one-point method' for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity from field-measured, light-saturated photosynthesis
    Martin G De Kauwe
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 210:1130-44. 2016
  10. ncbi request reprint The leaf size-twig size spectrum and its relationship to other important spectra of variation among species
    Mark Westoby
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Oecologia 135:621-8. 2003

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Least-cost input mixtures of water and nitrogen for photosynthesis
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Am Nat 161:98-111. 2003
    ..This restraint of transpirational water use apparently counterbalances the multiple costs of deploying high-nitrogen leaves...
  2. ncbi request reprint The worldwide leaf economics spectrum
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Nature 428:821-7. 2004
    ..Reliable quantification of the leaf economics spectrum and its interaction with climate will prove valuable for modelling nutrient fluxes and vegetation boundaries under changing land-use and climate...
  3. ncbi request reprint Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 166:485-96. 2005
    ..Much, but not all, heterogeneity can be explained by variation in sample size alone. PNUE can also be considered as part of this trait spectrum, whereas leaf K and N : P ratios are only loosely related...
  4. ncbi request reprint Irradiance, temperature and rainfall influence leaf dark respiration in woody plants: evidence from comparisons across 20 sites
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 169:309-19. 2006
    ..Our findings should prove useful for modelling plant nutrient and carbon budgets, and for modelling vegetation shifts with climate change...
  5. pmc Relationships among ecologically important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven neotropical forests
    Ian J Wright
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    Ann Bot 99:1003-15. 2007
    ..Here we investigated relationships among several traits, and thus the strategy dimensions they represented, across 2134 woody species from seven Neotropical forests...
  6. pmc Anatomical basis of variation in mesophyll resistance in eastern Australian sclerophylls: news of a long and winding path
    Tiina Tosens
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, New South Wales 2109, Australia
    J Exp Bot 63:5105-19. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Lifetime return on investment increases with leaf lifespan among 10 Australian woodland species
    Daniel S Falster
    Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    New Phytol 193:409-19. 2012
    ..This suggests that time-discounting effects, that is, the compounding of income that arises from quick reinvestment of C revenue, are key in allowing short-LL species to succeed in the face of this economic handicap...
  8. doi request reprint Volatile isoprenoid emissions from plastid to planet
    Sandy P Harrison
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 197:49-57. 2013
    ..This may provide a robust foundation for scaling up emissions from the cellular to the global scale...
  9. doi request reprint A test of the 'one-point method' for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity from field-measured, light-saturated photosynthesis
    Martin G De Kauwe
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 210:1130-44. 2016
    ..1 μmol m(-2) s(-1) . The one-point method provides a robust means to expand current databases of field-measured Vcmax , giving new potential to improve vegetation models and quantify the environmental drivers of Vcmax variation...
  10. ncbi request reprint The leaf size-twig size spectrum and its relationship to other important spectra of variation among species
    Mark Westoby
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Oecologia 135:621-8. 2003
    ..The leaf-size-twig-size spectrum has obvious consequences for the texture of canopies, but we are only just beginning to understand the costs and benefits of large versus small leaf and twig size...
  11. doi request reprint Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties
    Yusuke Onoda
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Ecol Lett 14:301-12. 2011
    ..Seldom appreciated in the past, toughness per density is a key factor in leaf mechanical resistance, which itself influences plant-animal interactions and ecosystem functions across the globe...
  12. ncbi request reprint Land-plant ecology on the basis of functional traits
    Mark Westoby
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:261-8. 2006
    ..By extending the list and by developing better models for how traits influence species distributions and interactions, a strong foundation of basic ecology can be established, with many practical applications...
  13. doi request reprint Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species
    Sean M Gleason
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, 2109, Australia
    New Phytol 209:123-36. 2016
    ..There appears to be no persuasive explanation for the considerable number of species with both low efficiency and low safety. These species represent a real challenge for understanding the evolution of xylem. ..
  14. pmc Broad Anatomical Variation within a Narrow Wood Density Range--A Study of Twig Wood across 69 Australian Angiosperms
    Kasia Zieminska
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0124892. 2015
    ..Here, our aim was to assess the magnitude of anatomical variation within a restricted range of wood density and explore its potential ecological implications...
  15. doi request reprint Balancing the costs of carbon gain and water transport: testing a new theoretical framework for plant functional ecology
    I Colin Prentice
    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, 2109, Australia AXA Chair of Biosphere and Climate Impacts, Department of Life Sciences and Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, SL5 7PY, UK
    Ecol Lett 17:82-91. 2014
    ..The theory explains the dependency of ci /ca ratios on temperature and vapour pressure deficit, and observed relationships of leaf δ(13) C and Narea to aridity. ..
  16. ncbi request reprint Predicting leaf physiology from simple plant and climate attributes: a global GLOPNET analysis
    Peter B Reich
    Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Ecol Appl 17:1982-8. 2007
    ..This shows encouraging possibilities of progress in developing general predictive equations for macro-ecology, global scaling, and global modeling...
  17. doi request reprint Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide
    William K Cornwell
    Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Department of Systems Ecology, Institute of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ecol Lett 11:1065-71. 2008
    ..This connection between plant strategies and decomposability is crucial for both understanding vegetation-soil feedbacks, and for improving forecasts of the global carbon cycle...
  18. doi request reprint Scaling of respiration to nitrogen in leaves, stems and roots of higher land plants
    Peter B Reich
    Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55108 1027, USA
    Ecol Lett 11:793-801. 2008
    ....
  19. pmc Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves
    Denis Vile
    Centre d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS, UMR 5175, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
    Ann Bot 96:1129-36. 2005
    ..SLA and LDMC are two leaf traits that are both more easily measurable and often reported in the literature...
  20. pmc "Diminishing returns" in the scaling of functional leaf traits across and within species groups
    Karl J Niklas
    Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:8891-6. 2007
    ..We argue that this set reflects a fundamental property of all plants and helps to explain why annual growth fails to keep pace with increases in total body mass across species...