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Selected Publications (M.S. Bret-Harte)

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Bret-Harte, M.S.,
Mack, M.C., *Goldsmith, G.R., *Sloan, D.B., *DeMarco, J., Shaver, G.R., Ray, P.M., *Biesinger, Z. and F.S. Chapin III (2008) Plant functional types do not predict biomass responses to removal and fertilization in Alaskan tussock tundra. In Press for Journal of Ecology

Knapp, A.K, Briggs, J.M., Collins, S.L., Archers, S.R., Bret-Harte, M.S., Ewers, B.E., Peters, D.P., Young, D.R., Shaver, G.R., Pendall, E. and M.B. Cleary. (2008) Shrub encroachment in North American grasslands: shifts in growth form dominance rapidly alters control of ecosystem carbon inputs. Global Change Biology 14: 615-623.

Bret-Harte, M.S.
and B.M. Barnes (2006) Science Support at the Toolik Field Station, Alaska: Directions for the Next 10 Years; Report of workshop held in San Francisco, California from December 10-12, 2004.  Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

Walker, M.D., Wahren, C.H., Hollister, R.D., Henry G.H.R., Ahlquist, L.E., Alatalo, J.M., Bret-Harte, M.S., Calef, M.P., Callaghan, T.V., Carroll, A.B., Epstein, H.E., Jonsdottir, I.S., Klein, J.A., Magnusson, B., Molau, U., Oberbauer, S.F., Rewa, S.P., Robinson, C.H., Shaver, G.R., Suding, K.N., Thompson, C.C., Tolvanen, A., Totland, O., Turner, P.L., Tweedie, C.E., Webber, P.J., and Wookey, P.A. (2006) Plant Community Responses to Experimental Warming Across the Tundra Biome.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 1342-1346

Wahren, C-H.A., Walker, M.D., and Bret-Harte, M.S. (2005) Vegetation responses in Alaskan arctic tundra after eight years of a summer warming and winter snow manipulation experiment.  Global Change Biology 11: 537-552

Mack, M.C., Schuur, E.A.G., Bret-Harte, M.S., G.R. Shaver, and F.S. Chapin III  (2004) Ecosystem carbon storage in arctic tundra reduced by long-term nutrient fertilization.  Nature 431: 440-443

Bret-Harte, M.S., *Garcia, E.A., *Sacré, V.M., *Whorley, J.R., *Wagner, J.L., *Lippert, S.C., and F.S. Chapin, III.  (2004)  Plant and soil responses to neighbour removal and fertilization in Alaskan tussock tundra.  Journal of Ecology 92: 635-647

Urcelay, C., Bret-Harte, M.S., Díaz, S. and F.S. Chapin, III.  (2003)  Mycorrhizal colonization mediated by species interactions in arctic tundra.  Oecologia 137: 399-404

Bret-Harte, M.S., Shaver, G.R., and F.S. Chapin, III.  (2002) Primary and secondary stem growth in arctic shrubs: implications for community response to environmental change.  Journal of Ecology 90: 251-267

Shaver, G.R., Bret-Harte, M.S., Jones, M.H., *Johnstone, J.F., Gough, L. and F.S. Chapin, III. (2001) Species composition interacts with fertilizer to control long-term change in tundra productivity.  Ecology 82: 3163-3181

Bret-Harte, M.S, Shaver, G.R., *Zoerner, J.P., *Johnstone, J.F., *Wagner, J.L., *Chavez, A.S., *Gunkelman, R.F. IV, *Lippert, S.C., and J.A. Laundre. (2001) Developmental plasticity allows Betula nana to dominate tundra subjected to an altered environment.  Ecology 82: 18-32. 

Arft, A.M., Walker, M.D., Gurevitch, J., Alatalo, J., Bret-Harte, M.S., Dale, M., Diemer, M., Gugerli, F., Henry, G.H.R., Jones, M.H., Hollister, R.D., Jónsdóttir, I.S., Laine, K., Lévesque, E. Marion, G.M., Molau, U., Mølgaard, P., Nordenhall, U., Raszhivin, V., Robinson, C.H., Starr, G., Stenström, A., Stenström, M., Totland, Ø., Turner, P.L., Walker, L.J., Webber, P.J., Welker, J.M., and P.A. Wookey.  (1999)  Responses of tundra plant species to experimental warming: meta-analysis of the International Tundra Experiment.  Ecol Monographs 69: 491-511

Chapin, F.S., III, Bret-Harte, M.S., Hobbie, S.E., and Zhong, H. (1996)  Plant functional types as predictors of the transient response of arctic vegetation to global change.  Journal of Vegetation Science 7: 347-358

Chapin, F.S., III, Hobbie, S.E, Bret-Harte, M.S., and G. Bonan (1995)  Causes and consequences of functional diversity in arctic ecosystems.  In: F.S. Chapin, III, and Ch. Körner, eds. Arctic and Alpine Biodiversity: Patterns, Causes, and Ecosystem Consequences.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp.225-237

Bret-Harte, M.S. and W.K. Silk (1994)  Fluxes and deposition rates of solutes in growing roots of Zea mays Journal of Experimental Botany 45: 1733-1742

Bret-Harte, M.S. and W.K. Silk  (1994) Symplasmic diffusion of sucrose cannot supply the carbon demands of growth in the root tip of Zea maysPlant Physiology 105: 19-33

Bret-Harte, M.S. and L.D. Talbott  (1993) Changes in composition of the outer epidermal cell wall of pea stems during auxin-induced growth. Planta 190: 369-378

Bret-Harte, M.S. (1993) Total epidermal cell walls of pea stems respond differently to auxin than does the outer epidermal wall alone.  Planta 190: 379-386
Bret-Harte, M.S., Baskin, T.I. and P.B. Green (1991) Auxin stimulates both deposition and breakdown of material in the pea outer epidermal cell wall, as measured interferometrically.  Planta 185: 462-471
Russell, P.J., Wagner, S., Rodland, K., Feinbaum, R., Russell, J., Bret-Harte, M.S., and R.L. Metzenburg (1984) Organization of the ribosomal ribonucleic acid genes in various wild-type strains and wild-collected strains of Neurospora. Molecular and General Genetics 196: 275-282

Selected Lab Group Publications

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Selected REU Publications

Trainor, M.S., G.R. Goldsmith, & M.S. Bret-Harte. 2006. Neighbor removal and fertilization affect vole herbivory in arctic tussock tundra. Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting. Memphis, Tennessee.

Goldsmith, G.R., M.S. Bret-Harte, & G.R. Shaver. 2006. Photosynthetic responses to long-term fertilization and shading in Betula nana and Rubus chamaemorus. Arctic Long-term Ecological Research Meeting. Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Bret-Harte Lab News

April 2007. UAF Researchers Garner $6.5 Million Dollars in NSF-IPY Grants. IAB press release.

December 2006. UAF Graduate Receives Nation's Top Dissertation Honor. IAB press release.


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