Publications of Kitajima & her Colleagues

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67. Kitajima, K., Cordero, R. A., Wright, S. J. 2013. Leaf lifespan spectrum of tropical woody seedlings: effects of light and ontogeny and consequences for survival. Annals of Botany 112: 685-699 (doi:10.1093/aob/mct036)

66. Slot, M., Wright, S. J., 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: 505-515 (doi:10.1093/treephys/tpt026)

65. Slot, M., Palow, D. T., Kitajima, K. 2013. Seed reserve dependency of early seedling growth for nitrogen and phosphorus. Functional Plant Biology 44: 244-250 (doi:10.1071/FP12255)

64. 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: 1058-1064     pdf

63. Palow, D. T., Nolting, K., Kitajima, K. Functional traits and soil-fertility preference of Inga species in a wet tropical forest. Functional Ecology 26: 1144-1152 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02019.x)   pdf

62. Kitajima, K., Llorens, A.-M., Stefanescu, C.*, Timchenko, M. V., Lucas, P., Wright, S. J. 2012. Carbon-based leaf defense, leaf lifespan, and survival of juvenile tropical trees in gaps and understory. New Phytologist 195: 640-652. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04203.x) paper.pdf,   supporting_info.pdf, commentary by Onoda & Lusk

61. Bray, S. R., Kitajima, K., Mack, M. C. 2012. Temporal dynamics of microbial communities on decomposing leaf litter of 10 plant species in relation to decomposition rate Soil Biology and Biochemistry 49: 30-37 (doi: 1016/j_soilbio.2012.02.009) pdf

60. Westbrook, J. W., Kitajima, K., Burleigh, J. G., Kress, J. W., Erickson, D., Wright, S. J. 2011. What makes a leaf tough? Patterns of correlated evolution between leaf toughness and demographic rates among 197 shade-tolerant woody species in a Neotropical forest. American Naturalist 177: 800-811. part1.pdf, part2.pdf

59. Kattge, J., Diaz, S., Lavorel, S., Prentice I. C. and 126 other coauthors. TRY – a global database for plant traits.  Global Change Biology 17: 2905-2935

58. Soriano, D., Orozco-Segovia, A., Marquez-Guzman, J., Kitajima, K., Huante, P. 2011. Seed reserve composition in nineteen tree species of a tropical deciduous forest in Mexico and its relationship to seed germination and seedling growth. Annals of Botany 107: 939-951. pdf

57. Onoda, Y, Westoby, M, and 26 coauthors. 2011. Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties. Ecology Letters 14: 301-312.  pdf

56. Wright, S. J., Kitajima, K. and 15 other coauthors. 2010. Functional traits and growth-mortality trade-offs in a tropical forest. Ecology 210: 3664-3674. pdf

55. Kitajima, K and Poorer, L. 2010. Tissue-level leaf toughness, but not lamina thickness, predicts sapling leaf lifespan and shade tolerance of tropical tree species. New Phytologist 168: 708-721 - pdfreviewed in Faculty 1000

54. Poorter, L. Kitajima, K., Mercado, P., Chubiña, J., Melgar, I., and Prins, H. 2010. Resprouting as a persistent strategy in dry and moist tropical forest trees: its relation with carbohydrate storage and shade tolerance. Ecology 91: 2613-2627. pdf

53. Volin, J. C., Kruger, E. L, Volin, V. C., Tobin, M. F., and Kitajima, K. 2009. Does release from natural belowground enemies help explain the invasiveness of Lygodium microphyllum? A cross continental experimental comparison. Plant Ecology 208: 223-234. pdf

52. Posada, J. M., Lechowicz, M. J., Kitajima, K. 2009. Optimal photosynthetic use of light by tropical tree crowns achieved by adjustment of individual leaf angles and nitrogen content. Annals of Botany 103: 695-805. pdf

51. Chapman, C. A., Kitajima, K. Zanne, A. E., Kaufman, L. S., Lawes, M. J. 2008. A 10-year evaluation of the functional basis for regeneration habitat preference of trees in an African evergreen forest. Forest Ecology and Management 255: 3790-3796.  pdf

50. Alvarez-Clare S. and Kitajima, K. 2009.  Susceptibility of tree seedlings to biotic and abiotic hazards in the understory of a moist tropical forest in Panama.  Biotropica 41: 47-56  pdf

49. Gandiaga, S., Volin, J. D., Kruger, E. L., Kitajima, K. 2009. Effects of hydrology on the growth and hydrology of an invasive exotic, Lygodium microphyllum (Old World climbing fern). Weed Research 49: 283-290.

48. Kitajima, K. and Poorter, L. 2008. Functional basis for resource niche partitioning by tropical trees. In: Schnitzer, S. A. and Carson, W. P. (eds.) Tropical Forest Community Ecology, Blackwell Science. pdf

47. Kitajima, K. and Myers, J. A. 2008. Seedling ecophysiology: strategies towards achievement of positive carbon balance. In: M. A. Leck, V. T. Parker, and R. L. Simpson. Seedling Ecology and Evolution. Cambridge University Press. pdf

46. Alvarez-Clare, S. and Kitajima, K. 2007. Physical defense traits enhance seedling survival of neotropical tree species. Functional Ecology 21: 1044-1054. pdf

45. Myers, J. A. and Kitajima, K. 2007. Carbohydrate storage enhances seedling shade and stress tolerance in a neotropical forest. Journal of Ecology 95: 383-395. pdf

44. Poorter, L. and Kitajima, K. 2007. Carbohydrate storage and light requirements of tropical moist and dry forest species. Ecology 88: 1000-1011 pdf

43. Kitajima, K. 2007. Seed and seedling ecology. In: F. Pugnaire and F. Valladares (eds.)  Handbook of Functional Plant Ecology, 2nd Ed. Marcel Dekker, NY. pp. 549-579. pdf

42. Avalos, G., Mulkey, S. Kitajima, K. and Wright, S. J. 2007. Canopy colonization strategies of two liana species in a tropical dry forest. Biotropica 39: 393-399. pdf

41. Kitajima, K., Fox, A. M., Satoh, T. and Nagamatsu, D. 2006. Cultivar selection prior to introduction may increase invasiveness: evidence from Ardisia crenata. Biological Invasions 8:1471-1482. pdf

40. Gilbert, B., Wright, S.J., Kitajima, K., Muller-Landau, H.C. 2006. Life-history trade-offs in tropical trees and lianas. Ecology 87:1281-1288.  pdf

39. Romero, C., Putz, F. E., and Kitajima, K. 2006. Light, mist and pendent epiphytes in tropical montane oak forest. Biotropica 38: 35-41. pdf

38. Gamon J.A., Kitajima K., Mulkey S. S., Serrano L., Wright S. J.  2005. Diverse canopy responses to irradiance in a neotropical forest during the dry season: implications for remote estimation of photosynthesis. Biotropica 37: 547-560.  pdf

37. Zanne, A. E., Chapman, C. A. and Kitajima, K. 2005. Evolutionary and ecological correlates of early seedling morphology in East African trees and shrubs. American Journal of Botany 92: 972-978. pdf

36. Kitajima, K., Mulkey, S. S., Wright, S. J. 2005. Variation in crown light utilization characteristics among tropical canopy trees.  Annals of Botany 95: 535-547. pdf

35. Cavender-Barres, J., Kitajima, K. and Bazzaz, F. A. 2004. Multiple trait association in relation to habitat differentiation among 17 oak species in North Central Florida. Ecological Monographs 74: 635-662.

34. Santiago, L. S., Kitajima, K., Wright, S. J., Mulkey, S. S. 2004. Leaf physiological and structural traits of canopy trees along a precipitation gradient in lowland tropical forest. Oecologia 139: 495-502.

33. Kitajima, K. 2003. Impact of cotyledon and leaf removal on survival of young seedlings with contrasting cotyledon morphologies.  Biotropica 35: 429-434. pdf

32. Osada, N., Takeda, H., Kitajima, K. and Pearcy, R. W. 2003. Functional correlates of leaf demographic response to gap release in saplings of a shade tolerant tree Eleteriospermum tapos. Oecologia 137: 181-187.

31.  Kitajima, K. and Hogan, K. P. 2003. Increases of chlorophyll a/b ratios during acclimation of tropical woody seedlings to nitrogen limitation and high light. Plant Cell and Environment 26: 857-865. pdf

30. Kitajima, K. and Bolker, B. 2003. Testing performance rank-reversals among coexisting species: CPI analysis by Sack and Grubb (2001) and alternatives. Functional Ecology 17: 276-281. pdf

29. Bray, S. R., Kitajima, K. and Sylvia, D. M. 2003. Differential response of an exotic invasive shrub to mycorrhizal fungi: growth, physiology and competitive interaction. Ecological Applications 13: 565-574.  pdf

28. Possley, J. E., Kitajima, K., Stocker, R. K. 2003. Effect of season and shoot removal on root carbohydrate storage in subtropical invasive shrub, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Florida Scientist 66: 157-167.

27. Graham, E. A., Mulkey, S. S., Wright, S. J., Kitajima, K. and Phillips, N. G. 2003. Cloud cover limits productivity in a tropical rain forest tree during La Nina. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science 100: 572-576.pdf

26. Basset, Y., Kitajima, K., and Wright, S. J. 2003. The international canopy crane network: key findings in canopy science. In: Basset, Y., Horlyck, V. & Wright, S. J. (eds) Studying Forest Canopies From Above: The International Canopy Crane Network, pp. 159-172.  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute..

25. Kitajimja, K. 2003. Shade tolerance. In: Iwasa, Y., Matsumoto, T, and Kikuzawa, K. (eds.)  Japanese Encyclopedia of Ecology, pp. 372-373. Kyoritsu, Tokyo.  [in Japanese]

24. Kitajima, K. 2002. Do shade-tolerant tropical tree seedlings depend longer on seed reserves? Functional growth analysis of three Bignoniaceae species.  Functional Ecology 16: 433-444. pdf

23. Kitajima, K., Mulkey, S. S., Samaniego, M., & Wright, S. J. 2002. Decline of photosynthetic capacity with leaf age and position in two tropical pioneer tree species. American Journal of Botany, 89, 1925-1932. pdf

22. Terwilliger, V. J., Kitajima, K., Le Roux-Swarthout, D. J., Mulkey, S. and Wright, S. J. 2001. Intrinsic water-use efficiency and heterotrophic investment in tropical leaf growth of two Neotropical pioneer tree species as estimated from ∂13C values. New Phytologist 152: 267-281.

21. Terwilliger, V., Kitajima, K., Le Roux-Swarthout, D. J., Mulkey, S. S. and Wright, S. J. 2001. Influences of heterotrophic and autotrophic resource use on carbon and hydrogen isotopic compositions of tropical tree leaves.  Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 37: 133-160.

20. Austin, D. A., Kitajima, K., Yoneda, Y. and Qian, L. 2001.  A putative American plant, Ipomoea nil (Convolvulaceae), in pre-Columbian Japanese arts. Economic Botany 55: 515-527.

19. Kitajima, K. and Fenner, M. 2000. Seedling regeneration ecology. In: Fenner, M. (ed.) Seeds: Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities, 2nd ed, pp. 331-360.  CAB International, Wallingford.

18. Valladares, F. E., Wright, S. J., Lasso, E., Kitajima, K. and Pearcy, R. W. 2000. Phenotypic plastic response to light of 16 Psychotria species differing in shade tolerance. Ecology 87: 1925-1936. pdf

17. Avalos, G., Mulkey, S. S. and Kitajima, K. 1999. Leaf optical properties of trees and lianas in the outer layer of a tropical dry forest.  Biotropica 31: 517-520. pdf

16. Forget, P.-M. F., Kitajima, K. and Foster, R. B.  1999.  Pre- and post-dispersal seed predation in a tropical tree, Tachigalia versicolor (Caesalpinaceae): effects of fruiting timing and among-tree variation.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 15: 61-81. pdf

15. Fenner, M. and Kitajima, K. 1999. Seed and seedling ecology. In: F. Pugnaire and F. Valladares (eds.)  Handbook of Functional Plant Ecology, Pp. 589-622. Marcel Dekker, NY.

14. Kitajima, K. Mulkey, S. S., Wright, S. J. 1997.  Decline of photosynthetic capacity with leaf age in relation to leaf longevities for five tropical canopy tree species.  American Journal of Botany 84: 702-708. pdf

13. Kitajima, K., Mulkey, S. S. and Wright, S. J.  1997.  Seasonal leaf phenotypes in the canopy of a tropical dry forest: photosynthetic characteristics and associated traits.  Oecologia 109: 490-498. pdf

12. Kitajima, K. and Tilman, D. 1996. Seed banks and seedling establishment in an experimental nitrogen gradient.  Oikos 76: 381-391. pdf

11. Kitajima, K. 1996.  Ecophysiology of tropical tree seedlings. In: S. Mulkey, R. Chazdon, and A. Smith (eds.) Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology. Pp. 559-596. Chapman and Hall, NY.

10. Kitajima, K. 1996. Cotyledon functional morphology, patterns of seed reserve utilization and regeneration niches of tropical tree seedlings. In: M. D. Swaine (ed.) The Ecology of Tropical Forest Tree Seedlings. Pp. 193-210UNESCO, Paris.

9. Mulkey, S., Kitajima, K. and Wright, S. J. 1996. Plant physiological ecology of tropical forest canopies.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution 11: 408-412.

8. Mulkey, S., Kitajima, K., and Wright, S. J. 1995. Photosynthetic capacity and leaf longevity in the canopy of a dry tropical forest.  Selbyana 16: 169-173.

7. Kitajima, K. 1994.  Relative importance of photosynthetic and allocation traits as correlates of seedling shade tolerance of 15 tropical tree species. Oecologia 98: 419-428. pdf

6. Kitajima, K. 1992.  Relationship between photosynthesis and thickness of cotyledons for tropical tree species. Functional Ecology 6: 582-589. pdf

5. Kitajima, K. 1992.  The importance of cotyledon functional morphology and patterns of seed reserve utilization for the ecology of neotropical tree seedlings. Ph. D. Thesis, University of Illinois.

4. Augspurger, C. K. and Kitajima, K.  1992.  Experimental studies of seedling recruitment from contrasting seed distributions. Ecology 73: 1270-1287. pdf

3. Kitajima, K.  1988.  Forest decline in Central Europe: current status and its research.  Japanese Journal of Ecology 38: 269-277.

2. Kitajima, K. and Augspurger, C. K.  1989.  Seed and seedling ecology of a monocarpic tropical tree, Tachigalia versicolorEcology 70: 1102-1114. pdf

1. Hirose, T. and Kitajima, K.  1986.  Nitrogen uptake and plant growth. I. Effect of nitrogen removal on growth of Polygonum cuspidatum. Annals of Botany 58: 479-486.

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