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Klaus Winter


Kattge J, Bönisch G, Díaz S, Lavorel S, Prentice IC, Leadley P, Tautenhahn S. et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119-188.

Winter K, Garcia M, Virgo A, Smith JAC (2020) Low-level CAM photosynthesis in a succulent-leaved member of the Urticaceae, Pilea peperomioides. Functional Plant Biology: online early.

Torres-Morales G, Lasso E, Silvera K, Turner BL, Winter K (2020) Occurrence of crassulacean acid metabolism in Colombian orchids determined by leaf carbon isotope ratios. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 193: 431-477.

Hernández GG, Winter K, Slot M (2020) Similar temperature dependence of photosynthetic parameters in sun and shade leaves of three tropical tree species. Tree Physiology 40: 1–36.

Palma AC, Winter K, Aranda J, Dalling JW, Cheesman AW, Turner BL, Cernusak LA (2020) Why are tropical conifers disadvantaged in fertile soils? Comparison of Podocarpus guatemalensis with an angiosperm pioneer, Ficus insipida. Tree Physiology 40: 810-821.

De Sedas A, Turner BL, Winter K, Lopez OR (2020) Salinity responses of inland and coastal neotropical tree species. Plant Ecology 221: 695-708.

Winter K, Virgo A, Garcia M, Aranda J, Holtum JAM (2020) Constitutive and facultative crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Cuban oregano, Coleus amboinicus (Lamiaceae). Functional Plant Biology: online early.

Zemunik G, Winter K, Turner BL (2020) Toxic effects of soil manganese on tropical trees. Plant Soil 453: 343-354.


Slot M, Krause GH, Krause B, Hernández GG, Winter K (2019) Photosynthetic heat tolerance of shade and sun leaves of three tropical tree species. Photosynthesis Research 141: 119-130.

Heyduk K, Hwang M, Albert V, Silvera K, Lan T, Farr K, Chang T-H, Chan M-T, Winter K, Leebens-Mack J (2019) Altered gene regulatory networks are associated with the transition from C3 to crassulacean acid metabolism in Erycina (Oncidiinae: Orchidaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 2000.

Winter K, Sage RF, Edwards EJ, Virgo A, Holtum JAM (2019) Facultative crassulacean acid metabolism in a C3 – C4 intermediate. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 6571-6579.

Thompson JB, Slot M, Dalling JW, Winter K, Turner BL, Zalamea P-C (2019) Species-specific effects of phosphorus addition on tropical tree seedling response to elevated CO2. Functional Ecology 33: 1871-1881.

Piperno DR, Holst I, Moreno EJ, Winter K (2019) Experimenting with domestication: understanding macro- and micro-phenotypes and developmental plasticity in teosinte in its ancestral pleistocene and early holocene environments. Journal of Archaeological Science 108: 104970.

De Sedas A, González Y, Winter K, Lopez OR (2019) Seedling responses to salinity of 26 neotropical tree species. AoB PLANTS 11: plz062; doi:10.1093/aobpla/plz062.

Winter K, Garcia M, Virgo A, Holtum JAM (2019) Operating at the very low end of the crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) spectrum: Sesuvium portulacastrum (Aizoaceae). Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 6561-6570.

Terrer C, Jackson RB, Prentice IC, Keenan TF, Kaiser C, Vicca S, Fisher JB, Reich PB, Stocker BD, Hungate BA, Peñuelas J, McCallum I, Soudzilovskaia NA, Cernusak LA, Talhelm AF, Van Sundert K, Piao S, Newton PCD, Hovenden MJ, Blumenthal DM, Liu YY, Müller C, Winter K, Field CB, Viechtbauer W, Van Lissa CJ, Hoosbeek MR, Watanabe M, Koike T, Leshyk VO, Polley HW, Franklin O (2019) The CO2 fertilization effect on global plant biomass. Nature Climate Change 9: 684-689.

Nasto MK, Winter K, Turner BL, Cleveland CC (2019) Nutrient acquisition strategies enable high growth rates in tropical nitrogen fixing trees in nutrient poor soil and under elevated carbon dioxide. Ecology 100: e02646.

Winter K (2019) Ecophysiology of constitutive and facultative CAM photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 6495-6508.


Slot M, Winter K (2017) In situ temperature response of photosynthesis of 42 tree and liana species in the canopy of two Panamanian lowland tropical forests with contrasting rainfall regimes. New Phytologist 214: 1103-1117.

Turner BL, Zalamea P-C, Condit R, Winter K, Wright SJ, Dalling JW (2017) No evidence that boron influences species distributions in lowland tropical forests of Panama. New Phytologist 214: 108-119.

Winter K, Holtum JAM (2017) Facultative crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in four small C3 and C4 leaf-succulents. Australian Journal of Botany 65: 103-108.


Slot M, Winter K (2016) The effects of rising temperature on the ecophysiology of tropical forest trees. In. Goldstein G, Santiago LS (eds.) Tropical Tree Physiology: Adaptations and Responses in a Changing Environment. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 385-412.

Dalling JW, Cernusak LA, Winter K, Aranda J, Garcia M, Virgo A, Cheesman AW, Baresch A, Jaramillo C, Turner BL (2016) Two tropical conifers show strong growth and water-use efficiency responses to altered CO2 concentration. Annals of Botany 118: 1113-1125.

Krause GH, Winter K, Krause B, Virgo A (2016) Protection by light against heat stress in leaves of tropical CAM plants containing high acid levels. Functional Plant Biology 43: 1061-1069.

Slot M, Garcia MN, Winter K (2016) Temperature responses of CO2 exchange in three tropical tree species. Functional Plant Biology 43: 468-478.

Fahey C, Winter K, Slot M, Kitajima K (2016) Influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization on whole-plant respiration and thermal acclimation of tropical tree seedlings. Ecology and Evolution 6: 859-870.

Reef R, Slot M, Motro U, Motro M, Motro Y, Adame MF, Garcia M, Aranda J, Lovelock CE, Winter K (2016). The effects of CO2 and nutrient fertilisation on the growth and temperature response of the mangrove Avicennia germinans. Photosynthesis Research 129: 159-170.

Zalamea P-C, Turner BL, Winter K, Jones FA, Sarmiento C, Dalling JW (2016) Seedling responses to phosphorus reflect adult distribution patterns of tropical tree species. New Phytologist 212: 400-408.

Brilhaus D, Bräutigam A, Mettler-Altmann T, Winter K, Weber A (2016) Reversible burst of transcriptional changes during induction of crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Talinum triangulare. Plant Physiology 170: 102-122

Holtum JAM, Hancock LP, Edwards EJ, Crisp MD, Crayn DM, Sage R, Winter K (2016) Australia lacks stem succulents but is it depauperate in plants with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM)? Current Opinion in Plant Biology 31: 109-117.


Piperno DR, Holst I, Winter K, McMillan O (2015) Teosinte before domestication: experimental study of growth and phenotypic variability in late Pleistocene and early Holocene environments. Quaternary International 363: 65-77

Winter K, Holtum JAM, Smith JAC (2015). Crassulacean acid metabolism: a continuous or discrete trait? New Phytologist 208: 73-78

Krause GH, Winter K, Krause B, Virgo A (2015) Light-stimulated heat tolerance in leaves of two neotropical tree species, Ficus insipida and Calophyllum longifolium. Functional Plant Biology 42: 42-51

Reef R, Winter K, Morales J, Adame MF, Reef DL, Lovelock CE (2015) The effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on salinity tolerance in the mangrove Avicennia germinans over a range of salinities. Physiologia Plantarum 154: 358-368

Yang X, Cushman JC, Borland AM, Edwards EJ, Wullschleger SD, Tuskan GA, Owen NA, Griffiths H, Smith JAC, de Paoli HC, Weston DJ, Cottingham R, Hartwell J, Davis SC, Silvera K, Ming R, Schlauch K, Abraham P, Stewart JR, Guo H-B, Albion R, Ha J, Lim SD, Wone BWM, Yim WC, Garcia T, Mayer JA, Petereit J, Nair SS, Casey E, Hettich RL, Ceusters J, Ranjan P, Palla KJ, Yin H, Reyes-García C, Andrade JL, Freschi L, Beltrán JD, Dever LV, Boxall SF, Waller J, Davies J, Bupphada P, Kadu N, Winter K, Sage RF, Aguilar CN, Schmutz J, Jenkins J, Holtum JAM (2015). A roadmap for research on crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) to enhance sustainable food and bioenergy production in a hotter, drier world. New Phytologist 207: 491-504

Marvin DC, Winter K, Burnham RJ, Schnitzer SA (2015) No evidence that elevated CO2 gives tropical lianas an advantage over tropical trees. Global Change Biology 21: 2055-2069

Winter K, Holtum JAM (2015) Cryptic crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Jatropha curcas. Functional Plant Biology 42: 711-717

Winter, Klaus and Holtum, Joseph A. M. 2015. Cryptic crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Jatropha curcas. Functional Plant Biology, doi:10.1071/FP15021

Crayn DM, Winter K, Schulte K, Smith JAC (2015) Photosynthetic pathways in Bromeliaceae: the phylogenetic and ecological significance of CAM and C3 based on carbon isotope ratios for 1893 species. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 178: 169-221


Slot M, Rey-Sánchez C, Gerber S, Lichstein JW, Winter K, Kitajima K (2014) Thermal acclimation of leaf respiration of tropical trees and lianas: response to experimental canopy warming, and consequences for tropical forest carbon balance. Global Change Biology 20: 2915-2926

Winter K, Holtum JAM (2014) Facultative crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) plants: powerful tools for unravelling the functional elements of CAM photosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 3425-3441

Holtum JAM, Winter K (2014) Limited photosynthetic plasticity in the leaf-succulent CAM plant Agave angustifolia grown at different temperatures. Functional Plant Biology 41: 843-849

Céron-Souza I, Turner BL, Winter K, Medina E, Bermingham E, Feliner GN. 2014. Reproductive phenology and physiological traits in the red mangrove hybrid complex (Rhizophora mangle and R. racemosa) across a natural gradient of nutrients and salinity. Plant Ecology 215: 481-493.

Slot M, Rey-Sánchez C, Winter K, Kitajima K (2014) Trait-based scaling of temperature-dependent foliar respiration in a species-rich forest canopy. Functional Ecology 28: 1074-1086

Winter K, Garcia M, Holtum JAM (2014) Nocturnal versus diurnal CO2 uptake: how flexible is Agave angustifolia? Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 3695-3703

Silvera K, Winter K, Rodriguez BL, Albion RL, Cushman JC (2014) Multiple isoforms of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase in the Orchidaceae (subtribe Oncidiinae): implications for the evolution of crassulacean acid metabolism. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 3623-3636

Sun Y, Gu Lianhong, Dickinson RE, Pallardy SG, Baker J, Cao Y, Murilo da Matta F, Dong X, Ellsworth D, Van Goethem D, Jensen AM, Law BE, Loos R, Martins SCV, Norby RJ, Warren J, Weston D, Winter K (2014) Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements. Plant, Cell and Environment 37: 978-994.

Givnish, Thomas J., Barfuss, Michael H. J., Van Ee, Riina, Ricarda, Schulte, Katharina, Horres, Ralf, Gonsiska, Philip A., Jabaily, Rachel S., Crayn, Darren M., Smith, J. Andrew C., Winter, Klaus, Brown, Gregory K., Evans, Timothy M., Holst, Bruce K., Luther, Harry, Till, Walter, Zizka, Georg, Berry, Paul E. and Systma, Keneth J. 2014. Adaptive radiation, correlated and contingent evolution, and net species diversification in Bromeliaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 71(1) 55-78


Nottingham AT, Turner BL, Winter K, Chamberlain PM, Stott A, Tanner EVJ (2013) Root and arbuscular mycorrhizal mycelial interactions with soil microorganisms in lowland tropical forest. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85: 37-50

Cernusak LA, Ubierna N, Winter K, Holtum JAM, Marshall JD, Farquhar GD (2013) Environmental and physiological determinants of carbon isotope discrimination in terrestrial plants. New Phytologist 200: 950-965

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