*undergraduate author

33. Schmiege SC, Heskel M, Fan Y, Way DA (2023) It’s only natural: plant respiration in unmanaged systems. Plant Physiology.

32.  Heskel MA, Pengra J*, Kruper A*, Anderson M, Dosch J, Goldstein L*, Hahn S*, Hoffman S* (2022) Age and phenology control photosynthesis and leaf traits in the understory woody species, Rhamnus cathartica and Prunus serotinaAoB-PLANTS. 14(6): plac044.  [Dataset:]  

31. Hrycyna E*, Mergenthal JGA*, Noor S*, Heskel MA. (2022) Satellite observations of NO2 indicate legacy impacts of Redlining in US Midwestern cities. Elementa. 10(1): 00027. [Dataset: ​]

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30. Schmiege SC, Buckley BM, Stevenson DW, Heskel MA, Cuong TQ, Nam LC, Griffin KL. (2021) Respiratory temperature responses of tropical conifers differ with leaf morphology. Functional Ecology. 35(7): 1408-1423.

29. Ely KS, Rogers A….Heskel MA… (over 40 authors) (2021). A reporting format for leaf-level gas exchange data and metadata. Ecological Informatics. 61: 101232

28. Prager CM, Boelman NT, Eitel JUH, Gersony JT, Greaves HE, Heskel MA, Magney TS, Menge DNL, Naeem S, Shen C, Vierling LA, Griffin KL (2020) Oecologia. 192 (3): 671-685. doi: 0.1007/s00442-019-04586-8

27. Collalti C, Tjoelker MG, Hoch G, Mäkelä A, Guidolotti G, Heskel M, Petit G, Ryan MG, Battipaglia G, Matteucci G, Prentice IC (2020) Plant Respiration: Controlled by photosynthesis or biomass? Global Change Biology. 26 (3): 1739-1753. doi:

26. Liu Z, Lu X, An S, Heskel M, Tang J (2019) Advantage of multi-band solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence to derive canopy photosynthesis in a temperate forest. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 279: 107691. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107691

25. Mo Q, Li Z , Sayer E J, Lambers H, Li Y, Zou B, Tang J, Heskel M, Ding Y,  Wang F. (2019), Foliar phosphorus fractions reveal how tropical plants maintain photosynthetic rates despite low soil phosphorus availability. Functional Ecology, 33(3):503-513. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13252

24. Heskel MA, Tang J. (2018) Environmental controls on light inhibition of respiration and leaf and canopy daytime carbon exchange in a temperate deciduous forest. Tree Physiology. 38(12):1886-1902

23Heskel MA (2018) Small flux, global impact: Integrating the nuances of leaf mitochondrial respiration in estimates of ecosystem carbon exchange. American Journal of Botany, 105(5):1-4.

22. Patterson AE, Arkebauer R*, Quallo C*, Heskel MA, Ximeng Li, Boelman N, Griffin KL. (2018) Temperature response of respiration and respiratory quotients of 16 co-occurring temperate tree species. Tree Physiologydoi: 10.1093/treephys/tpx176

21. Liang L, Arcus V, Heskel MA, O’Sullivan O, Weerasinghe L, Creek D, Egerton J, Tjoelker M, Atkin OK, Schipper L. (2018) Macromolecular rate theory (MMRT) provides a thermodynamics rationale to underpin the convergent temperature response in plant leaf respiration. Global Change Biology. 24: 1538-1547. doi:10.1111/gcb.13936

20. Huntingford C, Atkin OK, Martinez-de la Torre A, Mercado L, Heskel MA, Harper A, Bloomfield K, O’Sullivan O, Reich PB, Wythers K, Butler E, Chen M, Griffin KL, Meir P, Tjoelker MG, Turnbull MH, Sitch S, Wiltshire A, Mahli Y. (2017) Implications of improved representations of plant respiration in a changing climate. Nature Communications. 8:1602. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01774-z

19. Tcherkez G, Gauthier P, Buckley T, Busch F, Barbour MM, Bruhn D, Heskel MA, Gong XY, Crous KY, Griffin KL, Way DA, Turnbull MH, Adams M, Atkin OK, Farquhar GD, Cornic G. (2017) Leaf day respiration: low CO2 flux but high significance for metabolism and carbon balance. New Phytologist. 216:986-1001doi:10.1111/nph.14816

18. Yang H, Yang X, Heskel MA, Sun S, Tang J. Seasonal variations of leaf and canopy properties tracked by ground-based NDVI imagery in a temperate forest. Scientific Reports. 7: 1267. 

17. Prager C, Naeem S, Boelman N, Eital J, Greaves H, Heskel MA, Magney T, Menge D, Vierling L, Griffin KL. (2017) A gradient of nutrient
enrichment reveals non-linear impacts of fertilization on Arctic plant diversity and ecosystem function. Ecology & Evolution. 7(7):2449:2460.

16. Tcherkez G, Gauthier P, Buckley T, Busch F, Barbour MM, Bruhn D, Heskel MA, Gong XY, Crous KY, Griffin KL, Way DA, Turnbull MH, Adams M, Atkin OK, Bender M, Farquhar GD, Cornic G. (2017) Tracking the origins of the Kok effect, 70 years after its discovery. New Phytologist. 214(2)506-510. doi: 10.1111/nph.14527

15. Yang H, Yang X, Zhang Y, Heskel MA, Lu X, Munger W, Sun S, Tang J. Chlorophyll fluorescence tracks seasonal variations of photosynthesis from leaf to canopy in a temperate forest. Global Change Biology. 23(7):2874-2886. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13590

14. Carey JC, Tang J, Templer PH, Kroeger KD, Crowther TW, Burton AJ, Dukes JS, Emmet B, Frey SD, Heskel MA, Jiang L, Machnuller M, Mohan J, Panetta AM, Reich PB, Reinsch S, et al. (>20 authors). (2016) Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113 (48) 13797-13802 doi:10.1073/pnas.1605365113

13. Heskel MA, O’Sullivan OSReich PB, Tjoelker MG, Weerasinghe L, Penillard A, Egerton J, Creek D, Bloomfield K, Xiang J, Sinca F, Stangl Z, Martinez-de la Torre A, Griffin KL, Huntingford C, Hurry V, Meir P, Turnbull MH, Atkin OK. (2016) Reply to Adams et al.: Empirical versus process-based approaches to modelling temperature responses of leaf respiration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113 (41) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612904113

12. O’Sullivan OS, Heskel MA, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Weerasinghe KWLK, Penillard A, Zhu L, Egerton JJG, Bloomfield KJ, Creek D, Bahar NHA, Griffin KL, Hurry V, Meir P, Turnbull MH, Atkin OK. (2016) Thermal limits of leaf metabolism across biomes. Global Change Biology. 23 (1) 209-223 doi: 10.1111/gcb.13477

11.Heskel MA, O’Sullivan OS, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Weerasinghe KWLK,  Penillard A, Egerton JJG, Creek D, Bloomfield KJB, Xiang J, Sinca F, Stangl Z, Griffin KL, Hurry V, Meir P, Turnbull MH, Atkin OK. (2016) Convergence in the temperature response of leaf respiration across biomes and plant functional types. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 113 (14) 3832:3837. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1520282113

​Press releases & Select Media Coverage 

10. Murren CJ, Auld JR, Callahan HS, Ghalambor CK, Handelsman CA, Heskel MA, Kingsolver J, Maclean HJ, Masel J, Maughan H, Pfennig DF, Relyea RA, Seiter S, Snell-Rood E, Steiner UK, Schlichting CD. (2015) Constraints on the evolution of phenotypic plasticity: limits and costs of phenotype and costs of plasticity. Heredity. 115: 293-301. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2015.8 

9. Atkin, OK, KJ Bloomfield, PB Reich, MG Tjoelker, GP Asner, D Bonal, G Bönisch, M Bradford, LA Cernusak, EG Cosio, D Creek, KY Crous, T Domingues, JS Dukes, JJG Egerton, JR Evans, GD Farquhar, NM Fyllas, PPG Gauthier, E Gloor, TE Gimeno, KL Griffin, R Guerrieri, MA Heskel, C Huntingford, FY Ishida, J Kattge, H Lambers, MJ Liddell, CH Lusk, RE Martin, TC Maximov, AP Maksimov, Y Mahli, BE Medlyn, P Meir, LM Mercado, N Mirotchnick, D Ng, Ü Niinemets, OS O’Sullivan, OL Philips, L Poorter, P Poot, IC Prentice, N Salinas, LM Rowland, MG Ryan, S Sitch, M Slot, NG Smith, MH Turnbull, MC VanderWel, F Valladares, EJ Veneklaas, LK Weerasinghe, C Wirth, IJ Wright, K Wythers, J Xiang, S Xiang, J Zaragoza-Castells. (2015) Global variability in leaf respiration in relation to climate, plant functional types, and leaf traits. New Phytologist. 206 (2) 614-636. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13253

8. Heskel MA, Greaves HE*, Turnbull MH, O’Sullivan OS, Shaver GR, Griffin KL, Atkin OK.  (2014) Thermal acclimation of shoot respiration in an Arctic woody plant species subjected to 22 years of warming and altered nutrient supply. Global Change Biology. 20(8) 2618-2630. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12544

7. Murren CJ, Maclean HJ, Diamond SE, Steiner UK, Heskel MA, Handelsman CA, Ghalambor CK, Auld JR, Callahan HS, Pfennig DF, Relyea RA, Schlichting CD, Kingsolver J.  (2014) Evolutionary change in continuous reaction norms. The American Naturalist. 184(4): 453-467. DOI: 10.1086/675302  

6. Heskel MA, Bitterman D*, Atkin OK, Turnbull MH, Griffin KL. Seasonality of foliar respiration in two dominant plant species from the Arctic tundra: response to long-term warming and short-term temperature variability.  (2014) Functional Plant Biology. 41(3): 287-300. DOI: 10.1071/FP13137

5. Heskel MA, Atkin OK, Turnbull MH, Griffin KL. Bringing the Kok effect to light: A review on the integration of daytime respiration and net ecosystem exchange.  (2013) Ecosphere. 4 (art98) . 

4. Heskel M, Greaves HE*, Kornfeld A, Atkin OK, Turnbull MH, Shaver, GR, Griffin KL. Differential physiological responses to environmental change promote woody shrub expansion. (2013) Ecology and Evolution 3 (5): 1149-1162. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.525

3. Kornfeld A, Heskel MA, Atkin OK, Gough L, Griffin KL, Horton TW, Turnbull MH. (2012) Respiratory flexibility and efficiency are affected by simulated global change in Arctic plant. New Phytologist 197 (4): 1161-1172. DOI:10.1111/nph.12083

2. Griffin KL & Heskel M. (2012) Breaking the cycle: How light, CO2, and O2 affect plant respiration. Plant, Cell and Environment 36 (2): 498-500. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12039

1. Heskel MA, Anderson OR, Atkin OK, Turnbull MH, Griffin KL. (2012) Leaf- and cell-level carbon cycling responses to a nitrogen and phosphorus gradient in two Arctic tundra species. American Journal of Botany. 99, 1702-1714 DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1200251

Book Chapters
Heskel MA, Mergenthal JGA*. (2022) Learning from the Many, Teaching to the Many: Applying Ecojustice Principles to Undergraduate Pedagogy in Environmental Science, Ecology, and Sustainability Classrooms. In: Rivera Maulucci, M. S., Pfirman, S., & Callahan, H. C., (Eds.). Transforming Education for Sustainability: Discourses on Justice, Inclusion, and Authenticity. Environmental Discourses in Science Education: Springer.

Atkin OK, Bahar NHA, Bloomfield KJ, Griffin KL, Heskel MA, Huntingford C, Martinez de la Torre A, Turnbull MH. (2017) Leaf Respiration in Terrestrial Biosphere Models. In: Plant Respiration: Metabolic Fluxes and Carbon Balance, Volume 43. Eds: Tcherkez G, Ghashghaie, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68703-2_6