David Eissenstat

Professor of Woody Plant Physiology

David Eissenstat

Research Summary

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

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Nitrogen Soil Carbon Fungi Fine Roots Water Nutrients Foraging Food Phosphorus Effect Mycorrhizal Fungi Rate Fine Root Fluid Mechanics Soils Biogeochemistry Productivity China Vigor Acidity Ground Cover Plants Vitis Decomposition Phenology

Most Recent Papers

Rootstock vigor shifts aboveground response to groundcover competition in young grapevines

Suzanne M. Fleishman, David Eissenstat, Michela Centinari, 2019, Plant and Soil on p. 151-165

Soil organic carbon stability in forests

Gerrit Angst, Kevin E. Mueller, David M. Eissenstat, Susan Trumbore, Katherine H. Freeman, Sarah E. Hobbie, Jon Chorover, Jacek Oleksyn, Peter B. Reich, Carsten W. Mueller, 2019, Global Change Biology on p. 1529-1546

Changes in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi between young and old Vitis roots

Eric Vukicevich, D. Thomas Lowery, David Eissenstat, Miranda Hart, 2019, Symbiosis

Belowground responses of woody plants to nitrogen addition in a phosphorus-rich region of northeast China

Jing Guo, Yingzhi Gao, David M. Eissenstat, Chunguang He, Lianxi Sheng, 2019, Trees - Structure and Function

Asymmetry in above- and belowground productivity responses to N addition in a semi-arid temperate steppe

Jing Wang, Yingzhi Gao, Yunhai Zhang, Junjie Yang, Melinda D. Smith, Alan K. Knapp, David Eissenstat, Xingguo Han, 2019, Global Change Biology on p. 2958-2969

Root and mycorrhizal fungal foraging responses to fruit removal in apple trees

Emily K. Lavely, Jianghong Zhang, Thomas Adams, David R. Bryla, Jared L. DeForest, Richard P. Marini, Robert Michael Crassweller, David Eissenstat, 2018, Plant and Soil on p. 401-416

Linking fine root morphology, hydraulic functioning and shade tolerance of trees

Marcin Zadworny, Louise H. Comas, David Eissenstat, 2018, Annals of botany on p. 239-250

Using a spatially-distributed hydrologic biogeochemistry model with a nitrogen transport module to study the spatial variation of carbon processes in a Critical Zone Observatory

Yuning Shi, David Eissenstat, Yuting He, Kenneth James Davis, 2018, Ecological Modelling on p. 8-21

Root diameter predicts the extramatrical hyphal exploration distance of the ectomycorrhizal fungal community

Weile Chen, David M. Eissenstat, Roger T. Koide, 2018, Ecosphere

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

Most-Cited Papers

Fine root decomposition rates do not mirror those of leaf litter among temperate tree species

Sarah E. Hobbie, Jacek Oleksyn, David Eissenstat, Peter B. Reich, 2010, Oecologia on p. 505-513

Decomposition of the finest root branching orders

Marc Goebel, Sarah E. Hobbie, Bartosz Bulaj, Marcin Zadworny, Douglas D. Archibald, Jacek Oleksyn, Peter B. Reich, David M. Eissenstat, 2011, Ecological Monographs on p. 89-102

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

Hydraulic patterns and safety margins, from stem to stomata, in three eastern US tree species

D. M. Johnson, K. A. McCulloh, F. C. Meinzer, D. R. Woodruff, David Eissenstat, 2011, Tree Physiology on p. 659-668

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

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

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

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

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

Above-and belowground controls on water use by trees of different wood types in an eastern US deciduous forest

Frederick C. Meinzer, David R. Woodruff, David M. Eissenstat, Henry S. Lin, Thomas S. Adams, Katherine A. McCulloh, 2013, Tree Physiology on p. 345-356