Publications

(37 total, 27 since arriving at BYU, 2 in review)
*graduate, #undergraduate student in the St.Clair research group

*Horn K, #Wilkinson J, #White S, St. Clair SB (2012) Changes in plant community composition and function following widespread desert wildfires.  In review.

St.Clair SB, Cavard X, Bergeron Y (2013) The role of facilitation and competition in the development and resilience of aspen forests.  Forest Ecology and Management  299: 91-99 .

Seager T, Eisenberg C, St. Clair SB (2013) Patterns and consequences of ungulate herbivory in aspen forests of North America.  Forest Ecology and Management  299: 81-90.

Lindroth R, St.Clair SB (2013) Adaptation of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) for defense against herbivores. Forest Ecology and Management  299:14-21.

Rogers PC, Eisenberg C, St.Clair SB. (2013) Resilience in quaking aspen: recent advances and future needs. Forest Ecology and Management  299:1-5.

*Buck J, St.Clair SB (2012) Aspen increases soil moisture, nutrients, organic matter and  respiration in Rocky Mountain forest communities.  PLoS ONE 7(12) e52369.

Sudderth E, St.Clair SB et al. (2012) Sensitivity of resource pools and fluxes to dry periods under low and high rain treatments. Ecosphere 3 (8): 70.

*Calder WJ, St.Clair SB. (2012) Facilitation drives mortality patterns on succession gradients of aspen-conifer forests. Ecosphere 3 (6): 57.

*Horn K, McMillan B & St.Clair SB (2012) Expansive fire in Mojave Desert reduces small mammal abundance &  diversity. Journal of Arid Environments 77: 54-58.

Salve R, Sudderth E, St.Clair SB and Torn M (2011) Effect of grassland vegetation type on the response of hydrological processes to seasonal precipitation patterns. Journal of Hydrology 410: 51-61.

*Calder W, *Horn K and St.Clair SB (2011)  Conifer expansion compromises the competitive ability and herbivore defense of aspen by modifying light environment and soil chemistry. Tree Physiology 31: 582-591.

*Smith E, #O’loughlin D, #Buck J, St.Clair SB (2011) The influences of conifer succession, physiographic conditions and herbivory on quaking aspen regeneration after fire. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 325-330.

#Clark A, and St.Clair SB (2011)  Mycorrhizas and secondary succession in aspen-conifer forests: light limitation differentially affects a dominant early and late successional species. Forest Ecology and Management 262:203-207.

*Smith E, #Collette S, #BoyntonT, #LillroseT, StevensM, BekkerM, St. Clair SB (2011) Developmental contributions to phenotypic variation in functional leaf traits within quaking aspen clones. Tree Physiology 31: 68-77.

Swarbreck S, Sudderth E, St.Clair SB, Salve R, Castanha C, Torn M, Ackerly D, Anderson G (2011) Linking leaf transcripts levels to whole plant analysis provides mechanistic insights to the impact of warming and altered water availability in an annual grass. Global Change Biology 17: 1577-1594.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2010).  The opening of Pandora’s Box: climate change impacts on soil fertility and crop nutrition in developing countries.  Plant and Soil 335: 101-115.  Invited paper.

*Calder W, #Lifferth G, Moritz M and St.Clair SB (2010) Physiological effects of smoke exposure on deciduous and evergreen tree species.  International Journal of Forest Research 438930: 1-7.

St.Clair SB, Mock K, Lamalfa E, Campbell R and Ryel R (2010) Genetic contributions to phenotypic variation in physiology, growth and vigor of aspen (Populus tremuloides) clones. Forest Science 56: 222-230.

Currit N and St.Clair SB (2010) Assessing the impact of extreme climatic events on aspen defoliation using MODIS imagery. Geocarto International 25: 133-147.

St.Clair SB, Guyon J and Donaldson J (2010) Quaking aspen’s current and future status in western North America: the role of succession, climate, biotic agents and its clonal nature.  Progress in Botany 71: 371-400. Commissioned review.

St.Clair SB, #Monson S, #Smith E, # Cahill D and *Calder W. (2009) Altered leaf morphology, leaf resource dilution and defense chemistry induction in frost-defoliated aspen (Populus tremuloides).  Tree Physiology 29: 1259-1268.

St.Clair SB, Sudderth E, Fischer M, Torn M, Stuart S, Salve R, Eggett D and Ackerly D. (2009) Soil drying and nitrogen availability modulate carbon and water exchange over a range of annual precipitation totals and grassland community types. Global Change Biology 15: 3018-3030.

St.Clair SB, Sudderth E, Castanha C, Torn M and Ackerly D. (2009) Plant response to variation in precipitation and nitrogen is consistent across the diversity of a California annual grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science 20: 860-870.

Thayer SS, St.Clair SB, Somerville S and Field CB (2008) Accentuation of phosphorus limitation by nitrogen deposition in Geranium dissectum: an ecological genomics study. Global Change Biology 14: 1877-1890.

St.Clair SB, Sharpe WE and Lynch JP (2008) Key interactions between nutrient limitation and climatic factors in temperate forests: a synthesis of the sugar maple literature. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 401-414.

Wullschleger SD, Leakey A and St.Clair SB (2007) Functional genomics and ecology: a tale of two scales.  New Phytologist 176: 735-739.

St.Clair LL, Johansen JR, St.Clair SB and Knight KB (2007) The influence of grazing and abiotic factors on vascular plant and lichen community structure along an alpine tundra ridge in the Uinta Mountains, Utah, USA.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39: 603-613.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2007) The differential success of sugar maple and red maple seedlings on acid soils is influenced by nutrient dynamics and light environment.  In Adjustment of photosynthetic processes of plants and cells to light environment, ed. Tom Sharkey. Plant, Cell and Environment 30 virtual issue.

St.Clair SB, Carlson JE and Lynch JP. (2005) Evidence for oxidative stress in sugar maple stands on acidic, nutrient imbalanced forest soils.  Oecologia145: 258-269.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2005) The differential success of sugar maple and red maple seedlings on acid soils is influenced by nutrient dynamics and light environment. Plant, Cell and Environment 28: 874-885.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2005) Base cation stimulation of mycorrhization and photosynthesis of sugar maple on acid soils are coupled by foliar nutrient dynamics. New Phytologist 165: 581-590.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2005) Element accumulation patterns of deciduous and evergreen tree seedlings on acid soils and its implications for sensitivity to manganese toxicity.  Tree Physiology 25: 85-92.

St.Clair SB and Lynch JP (2004) Photosynthetic and antioxidant enzyme responses of sugar maple and red maple to excess manganese in contrasting light environments. Functional Plant Biology 31: 1005-1014.

Lynch JP and St.Clair SB (2004) Mineral stress: the missing link in understanding how global climate change will affect plants in real world soils.  Field Crops Research 90: 101-115.

St.Clair SB, Sharpe WE and Lynch JP (2003) Excess manganese reduces chlorophyll in sugar maple leaves. Maple Syrup Digest 15: 28-31.

St.Clair SB, St.Clair LL, Mangelson NF and Weber DJ (2002) Influence of growth form on the accumulation of airborne copper by lichens.  Atmospheric Environment 36: 5637-5644.

St.Clair SB, St.Clair LL, Mangelson NF, Weber DJ and Eggett DL (2002) Element accumulation patterns in foliose and fruticose lichens from rock and bark substrates in Arizona.  Bryologist 105: 415-421.

St.Clair SB, Cooper LS, Stewart LJ, Newberry CC and St.Clair LL (1998).  The lichen flora of Stony Pass, an alpine tundra site in southwestern Colorado.  In Lichenographia Thomsoniana: North American Lichenology eds. Glenn M, Cole M, Dirig R, Harris R, pp. 315-322.  Ithaca NY.

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