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30. Kumarathunge D, et al. (incl. Slot M) (2019) Acclimation and adaptation components of the temperature dependence of plant photosynthesis at the global scale. New Phytologist. In press

29. Wood TE, Cavaleri M, Giardina CP, Khan S, Mohan JE, Nottingham AT, Reed S, Slot M (2019) Soil warming effects on tropical forests ecosystems. In: Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna and Soil Biogeochemistry (Mohan JE. ed). Elsevier Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128134931


28. Slot M, Krause GH, Krause B, Hernández GG, Winter K (2018) Photosynthetic heat tolerance of shade and sun leaves of three tropical tree species. Photosynthesis Research. In press. doi: PDF

27. Slot M, Winter K (2018) High tolerance of tropical sapling growth and gas exchange to moderate warming. Functional Ecology 32, 599–611. PDF


26. Slot M, Winter K (2017) In situ temperature relationships of biochemical and stomatal controls of photosynthesis in four lowland tropical tree species. Plant, Cell & Environment 40, 3055–3068PDF

25. Tan Z-H, Zeng J, Zhang Y-J, Slot M, Gamo M, Hirano T, Kosugi U, da Rocha H, Saleska S, Goulden M, Wofsy S, Miller S, Manzi A, Nobre A, de Camargo P, Restrepo-Coupe N (2017) Optimum air temperature for tropical forest photosynthesis: mechanisms involved and implications for climate warming. Environmental Research Letters 12, 5. PDF

24. Slot M, Winter K (2017) Photosynthetic acclimation to warming in tropical forest tree seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 2275-2284. PDF

See Highlight: Dusenge ME, Way DA (2017). Warming puts the squeeze on       photosynthesis – lessons from tropical trees. Journal of Experimental Botany 68, 2073-2077PDF

23. 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 regime. New Phytologist 214: 1103-1117PDF


22. Rey-Sánchez C, Slot M, Posada JM, Kitajima K (2016) Spatial and seasonal variation of leaf temperature within the canopy of a tropical forest. Climate Research 71, 75-89. PDF

21. 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 fertilization on the growth and temperature response of the mangrove Avicennia germinans. Photosynthesis Research 129, 159-170. PDF

20. Slot M, Garcia MN, Winter K (2016) Temperature response of CO2 exchange in three tropical tree species. Functional Plant Biology 43, 468–478. PDF

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

18. Slot M, Winter K (2016) The effects of rising temperature on the ecophysiology of tropical forest trees. In: Tropical Tree Physiology (Eds. Goldstein G, Santiago LS). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp 385-412. PDF


17. Vanderwel MC, Slot M, Lichstein JW, Reich PB, Kattge J, Atkin OK, Bloomfield K, Tjoelker M, Kitajima K (2015) Global convergence in projected leaf respiration from estimates of thermal acclimation across time and space. New Phytologist 207, 1026–1037PDF

16. Slot M, Kitajima K (2015) Whole-plant respiration and its temperature sensitivity during progressive carbon starvation. Functional Plant Biology 42, 579–588PDF

15. Atkin OK, et al. (including Slot M) (2015) Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits. New Phytologist 206, 614–636PDF

See commentary: Wullschleger SD, et al. (2015) Leaf respiration (GlobResp) – global trait database supports Earth System Models. New Phytologist 206, 483–485PDF

See corrigendumAtkin OK, et al. (including Slot M) (2016) New Phytologist. In Press. PDF

14. Slot M, Kitajima K (2015) General patterns of acclimation of leaf respiration to elevated temperatures across biomes and plant types. Oecologia 177, 885–900PDF


13. Baber O, Slot M, Celis-Azofeifa G, Kitajima K (2014) Diel patterns of leaf carbohydrate concentrations differ between seedlings and mature trees of two sympatric oak species. Botany 92, 535–540PDF

12. 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, 2915–2926PDF

Media coverage: Tropical dark respiration data tweak climate model

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

        Lay summary: Scaling leaf respiration in a tropical forest


10. Slot M, Wright SJ, Kitajima K (2013) Foliar respiration and its temperature sensitivity of trees and lianas: in situ measurements in the upper canopy of a tropical forest. Tree Physiology 33, 505-515PDF

9.  Slot M, Palow DT, Kitajima K (2013) Seed reserve dependency of Leucaena leucocephala seedling growth for nitrogen and phosphorus. Functional Plant Biology 40, 244-250 PDF


8. Faisal S, Callis K, Slot M, Kitajima K (2012) Transpiration-dependent passive silica accumulation in cucumber (Cucumis sativus) under varying soil silicon availability. Botany 90, 1058-1064PDF

7. Slot M, Janse-ten Klooster SH, Sterck FJ, Sass-Klaassen U, Zweifel R (2012) A life-time perspective of biomass allocation in Quercus pubescens trees in a dry alpine valley. Trees-structure and function 26, 1661-1668PDF


6. Kohi EM, de Boer WF, Slot Met al. (2010) Effects of simulated browsing on growth and leaf chemical properties in Colophospermum mopane saplings. African Journal of Ecology 48, 190-196PDF

5. Slot M, Zaragoza-Castells J, Atkin OK (2008) Transient shade and drought have divergent impacts on the temperature sensitivity of leaf dark respiration. Functional Plant Biology 35, 1135-1146PDF

4. Slot M, Poorter L (2007) Diversity of tropical tree seedling responses to drought. Biotropica 39, 683-690. PDF

3. Leyequién E, Verrelst J, Slot M, Schaepman-Strub G, Heitkönig IMA (2007) Capturing the fugitive: applying remote sensing to animal distribution and diversity: a review. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geo-information 9, 1-20PDF

2. Slot M, Wirth C, Schumacher J, Mohren GMJ, Shibistova O, Lloyd J, Ensminger I (2005) Regeneration patterns in boreal Scots pine glades are linked to cold-induced photoinhibition. Tree Physiology 25, 1139-1150PDF

1. Cai Z-Q, Slot M, Fan Z-X (2005) Leaf development and photosynthetic properties of three tropical tree species with delayed greening. Photosynthetica 43, 91-98PDF


Other publications


Charging female elephant, Timbavati, South Africa

Slot M, Kitajima K. How to measure respiration responses to temperature using a series of covered leaves using a LI-6400. PrometheusWiki protocol.

Heitkönig IMA, Ringrose S, Epema GF, Bonyongo C, Veenendaal E, Stein A, Breeuwer A, van Hasselt M, Klop E, Goethem J, Slot M (2003). Watching wildlife from space. In ‘Environmental Monitoring of Tropical and Subtropical Wetlands. Okavango Report Series, No. 1.’ (Eds. Bernard T, Mosepele K, Ramberg L) Okavango Research Centre, University of Botswana. pp. 217-228 (ISBN 99912-949-0-2).


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