• Rademaker, H., Zwieniecki, M.A., Bohr, T., Jensen, K.H. 2017. On the size of conifer needles. Physical Review E. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.042402
  • Boyce, C.K., Fan, Y., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2017. Did trees grow up to the light, up to the wind, or down to the water? How modern high productivity colors perception of early plant evolution. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14387
  • Sperling, O., Secchi, F., Godfrey, J., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2017. Acclimation of Pistacia integerrima trees to frost in semi-arid environments depends on autumn’s drought. Planta. 245:671-679 DOI: 10.1007/s00425-016-2629-9
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Haaning, K.S., Boyce, C.K., Jensen, K.H. 2016 Stomatal Design principles in synthetic and real leaves. Royal Society Interface. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0535
  • Secchi, F., Pagliarani, C., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2017. The functional role of xylem parenchyma cells and aquaporins during recovery from severe water stress. Plant Cell and Environment. DOI:10.1111/pce.12831
  • Secchi, F., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2016. Accumulation of sugars in the xylem apoplast observed under water stress conditions is controlled by xylem pH. Plant Cell and Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12767
  • Jensen, K.H., Berg-Sørensen, K., Bruus, H., Holbrook, N.M., Liesche, J., Schulz, A, Zwieniecki, M.A.and T. Bohr, T. 2016. Sap flow and sugar transport in plants. Reviews of Modern Physics. 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.88.035007
  • Graciano, C., Faustino, L.I., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2016. Hydraulic properties of Eucalyptus grandis in response to nitrate and phosphate deficiency and sudden changes in their availability. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 179: 303-309 DOI: 10.1002/jpln.201500207
  • Earles, J.M., Or Sperling, Lucas C. R. Silva, A. McElrone, C. Brodersen, M. North, Zwieniecki, M.A. 2016. Bark water uptake promotes localized hydraulic recovery in coastal redwood crown. Plant Cell and Environment 39: 320-328 DOI: 10.1111/pce.12612
  • Stein, O., Damari-Weissler, H., Secchi, F., Rachamilevitch, S., German, M.A., Yeselson, Y., Amir, R., Schaffer, A., Holbrook, N.M., Aloni, R., Zwieniecki, M.A., Granot, D. 2016. The tomato plastidic fructokinase SlFRK3 plays a role in xylem development. New Phytologist 209: 1484-1495 DOI: 10.1111/nph.13705
  • Sperling, O., Earles, J.M., Secchi, F., Godfrey, J., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2015. Frost induces respiration and accelerates carbon depletion in trees. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144124. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0144124
  • Zwieniecki, M.A. Secchi, F. 2015. Threats to xylem hydraulic function of trees under ‘new climate normal’ conditions. Plant Cell and Environment 38:1713-1724. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12412
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Tixier, A., Sperling, O. 2015. Temperature assisted redistribution of carbohydrates in trees. American Journal of Botany 102:1216-1218 DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1500218
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Boyce C.K. 2014. The role of cellulose fibers in Gnetum gnemon leaf hydraulics. International Journal of Plant Science 175:1054-1061 DOI:10.1086/678089
  • Secchi, F., Zwieniecki M.A. 2014. Down-regulation of PIP1 aquaporin in poplar trees is detrimental to recovery from embolism. Plant Physiology 164:1789-1799 doi:10.1104/pp.114.237511
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Boyce C.K. 2014. Evolution of a unique anatomical precision in angiosperm leaf venation lifts constraints on vascular plant ecology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281: 1779 20132829 doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2829
  • Kelly, G., Sade, N., Attia, Z., Secchi, F., Zwieniecki M.A., Holbrook N.M., Levi, A., Alchanatis, V., Moshelion, M., Granot, D. 2014 Relationship between hexokinase and the aquaporin PIP1 in the regulation of photosynthesis and plant growth. PLoS ONE 9(2): e87888. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087888
  • Stroock, A,D., Pagay, V.V., Zwieniecki, M.A., Holbrook, N.M. 2014. The Physicochemical hydrodynamics of vascular plants. Annual Review in Fluid Mechanics. 46:615-642
  • Neumann, R.B., Cardon, Z.G., Teshera-Levye, J., Rockwell, F.E., Zwieniecki, M.A., Holbrook N.M. 2014. Modeled hydraulic redistribution by sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) matches observed data only after including nighttime transpiration. Plant, Cell & Environment 37:899-910
  • Secchi, F., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2013. The physiological response of Populus tremula x alba leaves to the down-regulation of PIP1 aquaporin gene expression under no water stress. Front. Plant Sci. 4 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00507
  • Savage, J.A., Holbrook, N.M., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2013. Phloem transport velocity varies over time and among vascular bundles during early cucumber seedling development. Plant Physiology 163:1409-1418 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1104/pp.113.225359
  • Melcher, P.J. Zwieniecki M.A. 2013. Functional analysis of embolism induced by air injection in Acer rubrum and Salix nigra. Front. Plant Sci. 4:368. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00368
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Melcher, P.J., Ahrens, E.T. 2013. Analysis of spatial and temporal dynamics of xylem refilling in Acer rubrum L. using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Frontiers in Plant Sciences 4:265. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00265
  • Schymanski, S., Or. D. Zwieniecki, M.A. 2013. Stomatal control and leaf thermal and hydraulic capacitances under rapid environmental fluctuations. PLoS ONE 8(1): e54231. doi: 10.1371/journal. pone.0054231
  • Jansen, K., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2013. Physical Limits to Leaf Size in Tall Trees. Physical Review Letters 110, 018104
  • Secchi, F., Perrone,I., Chitarra, W., Zwieniecka, A.K., Lovisolo, C., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2013. The dynamics of embolism refilling in ABA-deficient tomato plants. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14(1), 359-377
  • Zwieniecki, M.A. Secchi, F. 2012. Getting variable xylem hydraulic resistance under control – interplay of structure and function. Tree Physiology 32:1431-1433.
  • Secchi, F., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2012. Analysis of xylem sap from functional (non-embolized) and non-functional (embolized) vessels of Populus nigra - chemistry of refilling. Plant Physiology 160:955-964 doi:10.1104/pp.112.200824
  • Boyce, C.K., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2012. Leaf fossil record suggests limited influence of atmospheric CO2 on terrestrial productivity prior to angiosperm evolution, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA 109:10403-10408
  • Melcher, P.J., Holbrook, N.M., Burns, M.J., Zwieniecki, M.A., Cobb, A.R., Brodribb, T.J., Choat, B., Sack, L. 2012. Measurements of stem xylem hydraulic conductivity in the laboratory and field. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. (in press)
  • Lee J.N., Holbrook, N.M., Zwieniecki M.A. 2012. Ion induced changes in the structure of bordered pit membranes. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 3:55. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00055
  • Gilbert M.E., Pou A., Zwieniecki M.A., Holbrook N.M. 2012 On measuring the response of mesophyll conductance to carbon dioxide with the variable J method. Journal of Experimental Biology. 63:413-425 DOI: 10.1093/jxb/err288
  • Secchi, F., Gilbert, M.E., Zwieniecki, M.A. 2011. Transcriptome response to embolism formation in stems of Populus trichocarpa provides insight into signaling and biology of refilling. Plant Physiology 157:1419-1429 doi:10.1104/pp.111.185124
  • Gilbert, M.E., Holbrook, N.M., Zwieniecki, M.A., Sadok, W., and Sinclair, T.R. 2011. Filed conformation of genetic variation in soybean transpiration response to vapor pressure deficit and photosynthetic compensation. Field Crops Research. 24:85-92 doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2011.06.011
  • Gilbert, M.E., Pou, A., Zwieniecki, M.A., Holbrook, N.M. 2011. On measuring the response of mesophyll conductance to carbon dioxide with the variable J method. Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/ixb/err265
  • Zwieniecki, M.A., Dumais, J. 2011. Quantifying green life: Grand challenges in plant biophysics and modeling. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 2:31. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2011.00031
  • Gilbert M.E., Zwieniecki, M.A., Holbrook, NM. 2011. Independent variation in photosynthetic capacity and stomatal conductance leads to differences in intrinsic water use efficiency in eleven soybean genotypes before and during mild drought. Journal of Experimental Botany 62:2875-2887 DOI:10.1093/jxb/erq461
  • Rockwell, F.E., N.M. Holbrook, Zwieniecki, M.A. 2011. Hydraulic conductivity of red oak (Quercus rubra L.) leaf tissue does not respond to light, Plant, Cell & Environment 34:565-579
  • Jensen K.H., Lee J., Bohr T., Bruus H., Holbrook N.M., Zwieniecki M.A. 2011. Optimality of the Münch mechanism for translocation of sugars in plants. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 8:1155-1165 DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2010.0578
  • Secchi F., Zwieniecki M.A. 2011. Sensing embolism in xylem vessels: the role of sucrose as a trigger for refilling. Plant Cell and Environment. 34:514-524, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2010.02259.x
  • Leigh A., Zwieniecki M.A., Rockwell F.E., Boyce C.K., Nicotra1 A., Holbrook N.M. 2011. Structural and hydraulic correlates of heterophylly in Ginkgo biloba. New Phytologist 189:459-470 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03476.x
  • Boyce C.K., Lee J.E., Feild T.S., Brodribb T.J., Zwieniecki M.A. 2010. Angiosperms helped put the rain in the rainforests: The impact of plant physiological evolution on tropical biodiversity. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 97:527-540, DOI: 10.3417/2009143
  • Watkins J.E., Holbrook M.N., Zwieniecki M.A. 2010. Hydraulic properties of fern sporophytes: consequences for ecological and evolutionary diversification. American Journal of Botany 97:2007-2019
  • Górska A., Lazor J.W., Zwieniecka K.A., Benway C., Zwieniecki M.A. 2010. The capacity for nitrate regulation of root hydraulic properties correlates with species’ nitrate uptake rates. Plant and Soil 337:447-455; DOI: 10.1007/s11104-010-0540-x
  • Secchi F., Zwieniecki M.A. 2010. Patterns of PIP gene expression in Populus trichocarpa during recovery from xylem embolism suggest a major role for the PIP1 aquaporin subfamily as moderators of refilling process. Plant Cell and Environment. 33:1285-1297
  • Zwieniecki MA, Holbrook NM. 2009. Confronting Maxwell’s demon: biophysics of xylem embolism repair. Trends in Plant Science. 14:530-534
  • Secchi F, Maciver B, Zeidel, ML, Zwieniecki MA. 2009. Functional analysis of putative genes encoding the PIP2 water channel subfamily in Populus trichocarpa. Tree Physiology 29: (advanced access online)
  • Damari-Weissler H, Rachamilevitch S, Aloni R, German MA, Cohen S, Zwieniecki MA, Holbrook, NM, Granot D. 2009. LeFRK2 is required for phloem and xylem differentiation and the transport of both sugar and water. Planta 230:795-805.
  • Isnard S, Cobb AR, Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki MA, Dumais J. 2009. Tensioning the helix: a mechanism for force generation in twining plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276: 2643-2650
  • Boyce CK, Brodribb TJ, Field TS, Zwieniecki MA. 2009. Angiosperm leaf evolution was physiologically and environmentally transformative. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276: 1771-1776
  • Gorska A, Zwieniecka A, Holbrook NM, Zwienieck MA. 2008. Nitrate induction of root hydraulic conductivity in maize is not correlated with aquaporin expression. Planta 228: 989-998
  • Gorska A, Ye Q, Holbrook NM, Zwienieck MA. 2008. Nitrate control of root hydraulic properties in plants: Translating local information to whole plant response. Plant Physiology 148: 1159-1167
  • Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki, MA. 2008 Water in trees - Reply. Physics Today 61:12-12
  • Noblin X, Mahadevan L, Coomaraswamy IA, Weitz, DA. Holbrook, NM, Zwieniecki, MA. 2008. Optimal vein density in artificial and real leaves. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA 105: 9140-9144
  • Ye Q, Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki, MA. 2008. Cell-to-cell pathway dominates xylem-epidermis hydraulic connection in Tradescantia fluminensis (Vell. Conc.) leaves. Planta 227: 1311-1319
  • Sinclair TR, Zwieniecki, MA, Holbrook NM. 2008. Low leaf hydraulic conductance associated with drought tolerance in soybean. Physiologia plantarum 132: 446-451
  • Sinclair TR, Zwieniecki, MA, Holbrook NM 2008. Changes in plant-soil hydraulic pressure gradients of soybean in response to soil drying. Annals of Applied Biology 152: 49-57
  • Holbrook N.M. and Zwieniecki M.A. 2008. Transporting water to the tops of a trees. Physics Today 61: 76-77
  • Sinclair T.R., Zwieniecki M.A., Holbrook N.M. 2008. Changes in plant–soil hydraulic pressure gradients of soybean in response to soil drying. Annals of Applied Biology 152: 49-57
  • Gloser V., Zwieniecki M.A., Orians C.M., Holbrook N.M. 2007. Dynamic changes in root hydraulic properties in response to nitrate availability. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 2409-2415
  • Zwieniecki MA, Brodribb TJ, Holbrook NM 2007 Hydraulic design of leaves: insights from rehydration kinetics. Plant Cell and Environment 30: 910-921
  • Isnard, S., Cobb, A., Dumais, J., Zwieniecki, M., Holbrook, N. 2007. Pulvinus-induced tightening plays an important role in the generation of squeezing forces in the monocotyledonous twiner, Dioscorea bulbifera. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A-Molecular and Integrative Physiology 146: S111-S111
  • Choat B., Brodie, T.W. Cobb A.R., Zwieniecki, M.A., Holbrook, N.M. 2006. Direct measurements of intervessel pit membrane hydraulic resistance in two angiosperm tree species. American Journal of Botany 93, 993-1000
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Stone H, Leigh A, Boyce CK, Holbrook NM. 2006. Hydraulic design of pine needles: one-dimensional optimization for single-vein leaves. Plant, Cell and Environment 29, 803-809
  • Sinclair T.R., Holbrook N.M., and Zwieniecki M.A. 2005. Daily transpiration rates of woody species on drying soil. Tree Physiology 25: 1469-1472.
  • Choat B, Lahr EC, Melcher PJ, Zwieniecki M.A., Holbrook NM. 2005. The spatial pattern of air seeding thresholds in mature sugar maple trees. Plant, Cell and Environment 28 (9): 1082-1089
  • Brodribb T.J., N.M. Holbrook, M.A. Zwieniecki and B. Palma. 2005. Leaf hydraulic capacity in ferns, conifers and angiosperms, impacts on photosynthetic maxima. New Phytologist 165:839-864.
  • Boyce C.K., Zwieniecki M.A., Cody G.D., Jacobsen C., Wirick S., Knoll A.H. and Holbrook N.M. 2005. Evolution of xylem lignification and hydrogel transport regulation. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA. 101:17555-17558.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Boyce C.K. and Holbrook, N.M. 2004. Functional design space of single veined leaves: role of tissue hydraulic properties in constraining leaf size and shape. Annals of Botany 94: 507-513.
  • Bloom A.J., Zwieniecki M.A., Passioura J.B., Randall L.B., Holbrook N.M., and St. Clair D.A. 2004. Water relations under root chilling in a sensitive and tolerant tomato species. Plant, Cell and Environment 27:971-979.
  • Choat B., Jansen S., Zwieniecki M.A., Smets E. and Holbrook N.M. 2004. Changes in pit membrane porosity due to deflection and stretching: the role of vestured pits. Journal of Experimental Botany 55:1569-1575.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Melcher P.J., Field T.S., and Holbrook N.M. 2004. A potential role for xylem-phloem interactions in the hydraulic architecture of trees: effects of phloem girdling on xylem hydraulic conductance. Tree Physiology. 24:911-917.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Boyce C.K. and Holbrook, N.M. 2004. Hydraulic limitations imposed by crown placement determine final size and shape of Quercus rubra L. leaves. Plant, Cell and Environment 27:357-365
  • Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki M.A. 2003. Plant biology - Water gate. Nature 425 (6956): 361-361.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Orians C., Melcher P.J. and Holbrook N.M. 2003. Ionic control of lateral exchange of water between vascular bundles in tomato. Journal of Experimental Botany 54:1399-1405.
  • Melcher P. J., Zwieniecki M.A. and Holbrook N.M. 2003. Vulnerability of Xylem Vessels to Cavitation in Acer saccharum (Marsh.): Scaling from Individual Vessels to Whole Branches. Plant Physiology 131:1775-1780.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Thompson M.V., and Holbrook N.M. 2003. Understanding the hydraulics of porous pipes: Tradeoffs between water uptake and root length utilization. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 21:315-323.
  • Sack L, Melcher P. J., Zwieniecki M.A. and Holbrook N.M. 2002. The hydraulic conductance of the angiosperm leaf lamina: a comparison of three independent measurement methods. Journal of Experimental Botany 53:2177-2184.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Melcher P.J. Boyce C.K., Sack L. and Holbrook N.M. 2002 Hydraulic architecture of leaf venation in Laurus nobilis L. Plant, Cell and Environment 25:1445-1450.
  • Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki MA, Melcher PJ. 2002. The dynamics of "dead wood": Maintenance of water transport through plant stems. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42 (3): 492-496.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Melcher P.J. and Holbrook N.M. 2001. Hydrogel control of xylem hydraulic resistance in plants. Science 291:1059-1062.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Melcher P.J. and Holbrook N.M. 2001. Hydraulic properties of individual xylem vessels of Fraxinus americana. Journal of Experimental Botany 52: 257-264.
  • Holbrook N.M., Ahrens E.T., Burns M.J. and Zwieniecki M.A. 2001. In-vivo observation of cavitation and embolism repair using magnetic resonance imaging. Plant Physiology 126: 27-31.
  • Feild T. S., Zwieniecki M. A., and Holbrook N.M. 2000. Winteraceae evolution: an ecophysiological perspective. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 87:323-334.
  • Zwieniecki M. A., and Holbrook N.M. 2000. Bordered pit structure and vessel wall surface properties - implications for embolism repair. Plant Physiology 123:1015-1020.
  • Feild T.S. ,Zwieniecki M. A., Brodribb T., Jaffre T., Donoghue M.J. and Holbrook N.M.. 2000. Structure and function of tracheary elements in Amborella trichopoda. International Journal of Plant Science 161:705-712.
  • Zwieniecki M.A., Hutyra L., Thompson M.V. and Holbrook N.M. 2000. Dynamic changes in petiole specific conductivity in red maple (Acer rubrum L.), tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera L.) and northern fox grape (Vitis labrusca L.). Plant Cell and Environment. 23:407-414.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Newton M. 1999 Influence of streamside cover and stream features on temperature trends in forested streams of western Oregon. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 14(2):106-113.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Holbrook N.M. 1998. Short term changes in xylem water conductivity in white ash, red maple and white spruce. Plant Cell and Environment 21:1173-1180.
  • Feild T.S., Zwieniecki M.A., Donoghue M.J. and Holbrook N.M. 1998. Stomatal plugs of Drimys winteri (Winteraceae) protect leaves from mist not drought. Proceedings of National Academy of Science, USA. 95:14256-14259
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Boersma L. 1997. A noninvasive method to measure root hydraulic conductivity and water potential simultaneously. Journal of Experimental Botany. 46:333-336.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Newton M. 1996. Seasonal patterns of water depletion from soil/rock profile by selected ecosystems in Mediterranean climate. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 26:1346-1352.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Newton M. 1996. Water-Holding Characteristics of Metasedimentary Rock in Selected Forest Ecosystems in Southwestern Oregon. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 60:1578-1582.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Newton M. 1995. Roots growing in rock fissures: their morphological adaptation. Plant and Soil 172:181-187.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Newton M. 1994. Root distribution of 12-year-old forests at rocky sites in southwestern Oregon: affects of thereon of rock physical properties. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24:1791-1796.
  • Galinski W., Witowski J. and Zwieniecki M.A. 1994. Non-random height pattern formation in even age Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) Nelder plot as affected by spacing and site quality. Forestry 67:49-61.
  • Zwieniecki M.A. and Tarasiuk S. 1993. Five-year vitality changes of Scots pine regeneration growing under canopy. Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 58:273-286.
  • Tarasiuk S. and Zwieniecki M.A. 1990. Social structure dynamics in uneven-aged regeneration of Scots pine at the Kaliszki reserve Kampinoski National Park (Poland) Journal of Forest Ecology and Management 35:277-289.
  • Andrzejczyk T., Mscicki S., Zachara T. and Zwieniecki M.A. 1987. Vitality of natural regeneration of Abies alba in Swietokrzyski National Park (Poland). Works of Warsaw Agricultural University 23:1-12.

    Invited Publications

  • Zwieniecki M.A., Thompson, M. V. and Holbrook N.M. 2003. Understanding the hydraulics of porous pipes — tradeoff between water uptake and utilization of root length. Journal of Plant Growth Regulators
  • Holbrook N.M., Zwieniecki M.A. and Melcher P.J. 2000. The dynamics of "dead" wood: hydrogel-mediated changes in xylem hydraulic properties. American Zoologist 40:1062-1064
  • Holbrook N.M. and Zwieniecki M.A. 1999. Xylem refilling under tension. Do we need a miracle? Plant Physiology 120:7-10.

    Books and Book Chapters

  • Vascular Transport in Plants. Volume in Plant Physiological Monographs. 2005 (Editors: Holbrook N.M., Zwieniecki MA.) Elsevier (Academic Press) pp 564
  • Thompson MV, Zwieniecki MA. 2005. The role of potassium in long distance transport in plants. In Vascular Transport in Plants. 2005 (Editors: Holbrook N.M., Zwieniecki MA.) Elsevier (Academic Press) Boston: 221-240
  • Holbrook NM, Zwieniecki MA. 2005. Integration of long distance transport systems in plants: perspective and prospect for future research. In Vascular Transport in Plants. 2005 (Editors: Holbrook N.M., Zwieniecki MA.) Elsevier (Academic Press) Boston: 221-240