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Sean T. Michaletz
PhD, plant ecology, University of Calgary, 2012
MSc, plant ecology, University of Calgary, 2005
BA, biology and environmental studies in chemistry, Hamline University, 2001
Title & Affiliation:
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Biosphere 2, University of Arizona
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Enquist Macroecology Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
I am a plant ecologist. I’m interested in how physics link environmental variation to plant physiology, and how this “scales up” to influence higher-level ecological patterns and processes. My research is interdisciplinary and draws on various fields including ecology, plant physiology, engineering, and geoscience. I am integrating ecophysiological, plant trait, and ecosystem measures of tropical forest biome function at Biosphere 2.
Position of cones within cone clusters determines seed survival in black spruce during wildfire . Splawinski, T.B., Greene, D.F., Michaletz, S.T., Gauthier, S., Houle, D., Bergeron, Y. (2019): Canadian Journal of Forest Research 49(2): 121-127.
Drought and the interannual variability of stem growth in an aseasonal, everwet forest . Hogan, J. A., McMahon, S. M., Buzzard, V., Michaletz, S. T., Enquist, B. J., Thompson, J., Swenson, N. G., Zimmerman, J. K. (2019): Biotropica 51(2): 139-154.
Patterns and ecological determinants of woody plant height in eastern Eurasia and its relation to primary productivity . Wang, Z., Li, Y., Su, X., Tao, S., Feng, X., Wang, Q., Xu, X., Liu, Y., Michaletz, S. T., Shrestha, N., Larjavaara, M., Enquist, B. J (2019): Journal of Plant Ecology 12(5): 791–803.
Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients . Michaletz, S.T., Kerkhoff, A.J., Enquist, B.J. (2018): Global Ecology and Biogeography 27(2): 166–174.
Xylem dysfunction in fires: towards a hydraulic theory of plant responses to multiple disturbance stressors . Michaletz, S.T. (2018): New Phytologist 217: 1391–1393 .
Evaluating the kinetic basis of plant growth from organs to ecosystems . Michaletz, S. T. (2018): New Phytologist 219(1): 37-44.
Traits drive global wood decomposition rates more than climate . Hu, Z., Michaletz, S. T., Johnson, D. J., McDowell, N. J., Huang, Z., Zhou, X., Xu, C. (2018): Global Change Biology 24(11): 5259-5269.