David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology

David Eissenstat

Research Summary

Plant physiological ecology. Root biology and physiology. Plant carbon and nutrient economies.

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Publication Tags

Soil Fine Roots Biomass Forests Nutrients Carbon Gardens Fungi Nitrogen Food Ecosystem Garden Soil Carbon Foraging Longevity Mites Grazing Phenology Acidity Rhizosphere Plant Roots Acari Growth Ecosystems Mycorrhizal Fungi

Most Recent Papers

Phylogenetic Signal, Root Morphology, Mycorrhizal Type and Macroinvertebrate Exclusion

Rondy J. Malik, Mary Ann V. Bruns, Terrence H. Bell, David M. Eissenstat, 2022, Forests

Mite density, not diversity, declines with biomass removal in Patagonian woodlands

Margarita M. Fernández, Cecilia Casas, José C. Bedano, David M. Eissenstat, Margot W. Kaye, Ivana M. García, Marcelo E. Kun, Lucas A. Garibaldi, 2022, Applied Soil Ecology

Shifts in root dynamics along a hillslope in a mixed, mesic temperate forest

Edward J. Primka, Thomas Adams, Alexandra S. Buck, David M. Eissenstat, 2022, Plant and Soil

The hierarchy of root branching order determines bacterial composition, microbial carrying capacity and microbial filtering

William L. King, Caylon F. Yates, Jing Guo, Suzanne M. Fleishman, Ryan V. Trexler, Michela Centinari, Terrence H. Bell, David M. Eissenstat, 2021, Communications Biology

Limited evidence of vertical fine-root segregation in a subtropical forest

Wenqi Luo, Ming Ni, Youshi Wang, Runxuan Lan, David M. Eissenstat, James F. Cahill, Buhang Li, Chengjin Chu, 2021, New Phytologist on p. 2308-2318

Topographical shifts in fine root lifespan in a mixed, mesic temperate forest

Edward J. Primka IV, Thomas S. Adams, Alexandra Buck, David M. Eissenstat, 2021, PLoS One

Undervine groundcover substantially increases shallow but not deep soil carbon in a temperate vineyard

Suzanne M. Fleishman, Hayden W. Bock, David M. Eissenstat, Michela Centinari, 2021, Agro-Ecosystems

Tree‐induced alterations to soil properties and rhizoplane‐associated bacteria following 23 years in a common garden

Caylon F. Yates, Jing Guo, Terrence H. Bell, Suzanne M. Fleishman, Hayden W. Bock, Ryan V. Trexler, David M. Eissenstat, Michela Centinari, 2021, Plant and Soil on p. 591-602

Warming and grazing interact to affect root dynamics in an alpine meadow

Yibo Wu, Biao Zhu, David M. Eissenstat, Shiping Wang, Yanhong Tang, Xiaoyong Cui, 2021, Plant and Soil on p. 109-124

Remarkable Similarity in Timing of Absorptive Fine-Root Production Across 11 Diverse Temperate Tree Species in a Common Garden

Jennifer M. Withington, Marc Goebel, Bartosz Bułaj, Jacek Oleksyn, Peter B. Reich, David M. Eissenstat, 2021, Frontiers in Plant Science

Most-Cited Papers

Redefining fine roots improves understanding of below-ground contributions to terrestrial biosphere processes

M. Luke McCormack, Ian A. Dickie, David M. Eissenstat, Timothy J. Fahey, Christopher W. Fernandez, Dali Guo, Heljä Sisko Helmisaari, Erik A. Hobbie, Colleen M. Iversen, Robert B. Jackson, Jaana Leppälammi-Kujansuu, Richard J. Norby, Richard P. Phillips, Kurt S. Pregitzer, Seth G. Pritchard, Boris Rewald, Marcin Zadworny, 2015, New Phytologist on p. 505-518

Predicting fine root lifespan from plant functional traits in temperate trees

M. Luke Mccormack, Thomas S. Adams, Erica A.H. Smithwick, David M. Eissenstat, 2012, New Phytologist on p. 823-831

Evolutionary history resolves global organization of root functional traits

Zeqing Ma, Dali Guo, Xingliang Xu, Mingzhen Lu, Richard D. Bardgett, David M. Eissenstat, M. Luke McCormack, Lars O. Hedin, 2018, Nature on p. 94-97

Root morphology and mycorrhizal symbioses together shape nutrient foraging strategies of temperate trees

Weile Chen, Roger T. Koide, Thomas S. Adams, Jared L. DeForest, Lei Cheng, David M. Eissenstat, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 8741-8746

Linking root traits to nutrient foraging in arbuscular mycorrhizal trees in a temperate forest

David M. Eissenstat, Joshua M. Kucharski, Marcin Zadworny, Thomas S. Adams, Roger T. Koide, 2015, New Phytologist on p. 114-124

Tree species effects on coupled cycles of carbon, nitrogen, and acidity in mineral soils at a common garden experiment

Kevin E. Mueller, David M. Eissenstat, Sarah E. Hobbie, Jacek Oleksyn, Andrzej M. Jagodzinski, Peter B. Reich, Oliver A. Chadwick, Jon Chorover, 2012, Biogeochemistry on p. 601-614

Complementarity in nutrient foraging strategies of absorptive fine roots and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi across 14 coexisting subtropical tree species

Bitao Liu, Hongbo Li, Biao Zhu, Roger T. Koide, David M. Eissenstat, Dali Guo, 2015, New Phytologist on p. 125-136

Variation of first-order root traits across climatic gradients and evolutionary trends in geological time

Weile Chen, Hui Zeng, David M. Eissenstat, Dali Guo, 2013, Global Ecology and Biogeography on p. 846-856

Variability in root production, phenology, and turnover rate among 12 temperate tree species

M. Luke McCormack, Thomas S. Adams, Erica A.H. Smithwick, David M. Eissenstat, 2014, Ecology on p. 2224-2235

Building a better foundation

M. Luke McCormack, Dali Guo, Colleen M. Iversen, Weile Chen, David M. Eissenstat, Christopher W. Fernandez, Le Li, Chengen Ma, Zeqing Ma, Hendrik Poorter, Peter B. Reich, Marcin Zadworny, Amy Zanne, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 27-37