Martijn SlotEarl S. Tupper postdoctoral research fellow Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Supervisor: Klaus Winter
2013 PhD. University of Florida. Department of Biology
Dissertation: Temperature responses of leaf dark respiration in the upper tropical forest canopy and their implications for tropical forest carbon balance
Advisor: Kaoru Kitajima
2004 MRes. (Distinction). University of York. Biology Department
Thesis 1: Comparative growth analysis of seedlings of 13 wet and dry tropical forest tree species: the relative importance of physiological and morphological traits in deep shade and moderate light. (With Lourens Poorter)
Thesis 2: Effects of drought and shade on the temperature sensitivity of leaf dark respiration of Geum Urbanum. (With Owen Atkin)
2003 MSc. (Cum laude). Wageningen University. Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group
Thesis: The role of photoinhibition in shaping the distribution of Scots pine regeneration in Central Siberian pine glades. (With Ingo Ensminger, Jon Lloyd and Frits Mohren)
2000 BSc. Wageningen University
2016 – 2019. Earl S. Tupper Postdoctoral research fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
2013 – 2016. CTFS-ForestGEO Postdoctoral research fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
2007 – 2013. Graduate teaching and research assistant, University of Florida.
2007 (April-July). Intern, Swiss federal institute for Forest, Snow & Landscape research (WSL). Advisor: Roman Zweifel.
2006/07 (Sept-Feb). Lab Technician, Laboratory for Soil & Crop Research (BLGG)
2006 (Jul-Aug). Field Assistant, Bolivian Institute for Forest Research (IBIF).
2005 (May-Sept). Field Technician, Department of Biology, University of Leeds.
2003 (May-Aug). Guest Researcher, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science.
2002 (Jan-Dec). Intern, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.
see publications tab
Slot M. The effects of warming on the performance of tropical trees, from minutes to centuries. Oxford center for tropical forests. January 2018. Oxford, England
Slot M. The effects of rising temperatures on the physiological performance of tropical trees. University College Dublin. January 2018. Dublin, Ireland
Slot M, Winter K. Physiological performance of tropical trees in current and future temperature regimes. Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation 54th annual meeting. June 2017. Mérida, Mexico.
Slot M. Effects of rising temperatures on tropical forests, from minutes to centuries. Bambi talk. May 2017. Barro Colorado Island, Panama.
Slot M, Winter K. In situ assessment of temperature-dependent photosynthetic carbon uptake across 42 species in two tropical forest canopies. Ecological Society of America 101th annual meeting. August 2016. Ft Lauderdale, FL.
Slot M. Global warming and carbon dynamics in tropical forests. “Tupper talk”. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. June 2016. Panama City, Panama.
Slot M. Plant carbon dynamics in a warming world. Tulane University. January 2016. New Orleans, USA
Slot M, Winter K. Effects of warming on tropical plant-atmosphere feedbacks. 100th Ecological Society of America annual meeting. August 2015. Baltimore, Maryland.
Slot M. Plant ecophysiology in a changing world. Trinity College Dublin. March 2015. Dublin, Ireland.
Slot M, Winter K. Effects of nighttime warming on growth and physiology of tropical trees; the importance of ontogeny. 99th Ecological Society of America annual meeting. August 2014. Sacramento, California.
Slot M. Temperature responses of leaf respiration in the upper tropical forest canopy and their implications for tropical forest carbon balance. “Tupper talk”. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. October 2013. Panama City, Panama.
Slot M, Rey-Sánchez AC, Winter, K, Kitajima, K. Imperfect acclimation of dark respiration to warmer nighttime temperature in upper canopy leaves of tropical trees and lianas. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation annual meeting. June 2013. San José, Costa Rica.
Slot M, Wight SJ, Kitajima K. Leaf dark respiration in a tropical forest canopy and its response to temperature. 97th Ecological Society of America annual meeting. August 2012. Portland, Oregon.
Slot M, Kitajima K. Temperature, Respiration and Tropical Canopies. International Temperature Symposium. May 2012. Panama City, Panama.
see teaching tab
Reviewer for: (Journals) African Journal of Ecology, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, AoB Plants, Annals of Forest Science, Biotropica, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Functional Ecology, Functional Plant Biology, Global Change Biology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Journal of Vegetation Science, New Phytologist, Oecologia, Photosynthetica, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant Biology, Scientia Agricola, Tree Physiology.
(Funding agencies) US-Department of Energy-Office of Biological and Environmental Research (review panel, 2015), National Science Foundation-Division of Environmental Biology (ad hoc reviewer).
2008-present. Member of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.
2010-present. Member of British Ecological Society.
2012-present. Member of Ecological Society of America.