*Raub, HD, N Rajan, KJ McInnes, JB West. online early. Excess energy and photosynthesis: Responses to seasonal water limitations in co-occurring woody encroachers of the semi-arid Southern Great Plains. Photosynthetica DOI: 10.32615/ps.2023.018


*Adams, RA, JB West. 2022. Functional groups mask inter-and intraspecific variation in water use strategies in a seasonally dry tropical forest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 4, Article 950346.


*Wright, Cynthia, A Lima, E Souza, J West, B Wilcox. 2021. Plant functional types broadly describe water use strategies in the Caatinga, a seasonally dry tropical forest in northeast Brazil. Ecology and Evolution, 11, 11808– 11825. . Ecology and Evolution

ǂLi, J, JB West, A Hart, JL Wegrzyn, MA Smith, J-C Domec, CA Loopstra and C Casola. 2021. Extensive variation in drought-induced gene expression changes between loblolly pine genotypes. Frontiers in Genetics, Volume 12 - 2021.

ǂSun, X, BP Wilcox, CB Zou, E Stebler, JB West, BM Wyatt. 2021. Isotopic partitioning of evapotranspiration in a mesic grassland during two wetting-drying episodes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 301-302 (2021) 108321.

ǂMenefee, D., Rajan, N., Cui, S., Bagavathiannan, M., Schnell, R., & West, J. 2021. Simulation of dryland maize growth and evapotranspiration using DSSAT-CERES-Maize model. Agronomy Journal, 1–16,


Loisel, J, Gallego-Sala, AV, Amesbury, MJ, Magnan, G, Anshari, G, Beilman, D, Benavides, JC, Blewett, J, Camill, P, Charman, DJ, Chawchai, S, Hedgpeth, A, Kleinen, T, Korhola, A, Large, D, Mansilla, CA, Müller, J, van Bellen, S, West, JB, Yu, Z, Bubier, J, Garneau, M, Moore, T, Sannel, ABK, Page, S, Väliranta, M, Bechtold, M, Brovkin, V, Cole, LES, Chanton, JP, Christensen, TR, Davies, MA, De Vleeschouwer, F, Finkelstein, SA, Frolking, S, Gałka, M, Gandois, L, Girkin, N, Harris, L, Heinemeyer, A, Hoyt, AM, Jones, MC, Joos, F, Juutinen, S, Kaiser, K, Lacourse, T, Lamentowicz, M, Larmola, T, Leifeld, J, Lohila, A, Milner, A, Minkkinen, K, Morris, P, Moss, P, Naafs, BDA, Nichols, J, O’Donnell, J, Payne, R, Philben, M, Quillet, A, Ratnayake, AS, Roland, T, Sjogersten, S, Sonnentag, O, Swindles, GT, Swinnen, W, Talbot, J, Treat, C, Valach, AC, Wu, J, Piilo S. 2020. Expert assessment of future vulnerability of the global peatland carbon sink. Nature Climate Change,

ǂMenefee, D., N. Rajan, S. Cui, M. Bagavathiannan, R. Schnell, and J. West. 2020. Carbon Exchange of a Dryland Cotton Field and its Relationship with PlanetScope Remote Sensing Data, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 294:108130, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108130

ǂChang, B Wherley, J Aitkenhead-Peterson, and JB West. 2020. Water Chemistry and Nitrogen Source Affect Foliar Uptake Efficiency in ‘Champion’ Bermudagrass. J. Plant Nutrition, 43:16, 2480-2492, doi:10.1080/01904167.2020.1783310


ǂLin, W, J-C Domec, EJ Ward, J Marshall, JS King, MA Laviner, TR Fox, JB West, G Sun, S McNulty, A Noormets. 2019. Using δ13C and δ18O to analyze loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) response to experimental drought and fertilization. Tree Physiology, 39(12):1984–1994.

ǂChang, B, BG Wherley, J Aitkenhead-Peterson, JB West. 2019. Irrigation Salinity Effects on Tifway Bermudagrass Growth and Nitrogen Uptake. Crop Science, 59:2820–2828.

*Adams RE, Iliffe TM, West JB. 2019. Identifying tree roots in the caves of Quintana Roo, Mexico as a step toward ecological insights and improved conservation. Plants, People, Planet, doi:10.1002/ppp3.10079.

*Adams, R, A Hyodo, T SantaMaria, C Wright, T Boutton, J West. 2019. Bound and mobile soil water isotope ratios are affected by soil texture and mineralogy while extraction method influences their measurement. Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.13633.

Fiorella, RP, JB West, GJ Bowen. 2019. Biased estimates of the isotope ratios of steady-state evaporation from the assumption of equilibrium between vapor and precipitation. Hydrological Processes, 33:2576–2590.

Hyodo, A, S Malghani, ǂY Zhou, ǂRM Mushinski, S Toyoda, N Yoshida, TW Boutton, JB West. 2019. Biochar amendment suppresses N2O emissions but has no impact on 15N site preference in an anaerobic soil. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 33:165-175.

dos Santos, RL, Freire, FJ, Almeida de Oliveira, EC, Galvao dos Santos Freire, MB, West, JB, Barbosa, J, Alves de Moura, MJ, & Bezerra, P 2019. Nitrate Reductase Activity and Nitrogen and Biomass Accumulation in Sugarcane under Molybdenum and Nitrogen Fertilization. Revista Brasiliera de Ciencia do Solo, 43:e0180171.


ǂAntunes, C, S Chozas, J West, M Zunzunegui, M Cruz Diaz Barradas, S Vieira, C Máguas. 2018. Groundwater lowering drives ecophysiological adjustments of woody vegetation in a semi-arid coastal ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 24:4894-4908.

Chesson, LA, JE Barnette, GJ Bowen, JR Brooks, JF Casale, TE Cerling, CS Cook, CB Douthitt, JD Howa, JM Hurley, HW Kreuzer, MJ Lott, LA Martinelli, SP O'Grady, DW Podlesak, BJ Tipple, LO Valenzuela, JB West. 2018. Applying the principles of isotope analysis in plant and animal ecology to forensic science in the Americas. Oecologia, 187(4):1077-1094.


ǂFilho, RA, MB Freire, B Wilcox, J West, F Freire, F Marques. 2017. Recovery of carbon stocks in deforested Caatinga dry forest soils requires at least 60 years. Forest Ecology and Management, 407(1):210-220.

Gimeno, TE, J Ogée, J Royles, Y Gibon, JB West, R Burlett, SP Jones, J Sauze, S Wohl, C Benard, B Genty and L Wingate. 2017. Bryophyte gas-exchange dynamics along varying hydration status reveal a significant COS sink in the dark and COS source in the light. New Phytologist, 215(3):965-976.

ǂLu, M, K Krutovsky, CD Nelson, JB West, N Reilly, CA Loopstra. 2017. Association genetics of growth and adaptive traits in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) using whole exome-discovered polymorphisms. Tree Genetics and Genomes, 13:57.

ǂWonkka, CL, JB West, D Twidwell, WE Rogers. 2017. Grass mortality and turnover following core rangeland restoration practices. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 70(3):290-300.


*Zhang, Y, JG Vogel, C Meek, R Will, D Wilson, JB West. 2016. Wood decomposition by microbes and macroinvertebrates, and soil CO2 efflux vary in response to throughfall reduction and fertilization in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation. Forest Ecology and Management, 382:10-20.

Cerling, TE, JE Barnette, GJ Bowen, LA Chesson, JR Ehleringer, CH Remien, P Shea, BJ Tipple, JB West. 2016. Stable isotope forensic biogeochemistry. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 44:175-206.

Cernusak, LA, MM Barbour, AW Cheesman, NB English, TS Feild, BR Helliker, MM Holloway-Phillips, JAM Holtum, A Kahmen, FA McInerney, NC Munksgaard, KA Simonin, X Song, H Stuart-Williams, JB West, GD Farquhar. 2016. Stable isotopes in leaf water of terrestrial plants. Plant Cell & Environment, 39:1087-1102.


Moore, GW, *F Li, *L Kui, JB West. 2015. Flood water legacy as a persistent source for riparian vegetation during prolonged drought: An isotopic study of Arundo donax on the Rio Grande. Ecohydrology, 9:900-917.

ǂWonkka, CL, D Twidwell, JB West, WE Rogers. 2015. Shrubland resilience varies across soil types: implications for operationalizing resilience in ecological restoration. Ecological Applications 26(1), 128-145.

Will, R, TR Fox, M Akers, J-C Domec, C Gonzalez-Benecke, E Jokela, M Kane, MA Laviner, G Lokuta, D Markewitz, M McGuire, C Meek, A Noormets, L Samuelson, J Seiler, B Strahm, R Teskey, J Vogel, E Ward, J West, D Wilson, T Martin. 2015. A Range-wide Experiment to Investigate Nutrient and Soil Moisture Interactions in Loblolly Pine Plantations. Forests 6(6), 2014-2028.


ǂColón-Rivera, RJ, RA Feagin, JB West, NB López, RJ Benítez-Joubert. 2014. Hydrological modification, saltwater intrusion, and tree water use of a Pterocarpus officinalis swamp in Puerto Rico. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 147:156-167.


*Kui, L, *F Li, G Moore, J West. 2013. Can the riparian invader, Arundo donax, benefit from clonal integration? Weed Research 53(5):370-377.

Kahmen, A, B Hoffmann, E Schefuss, SK Arndt, LA Cernusak, JB West, D Sachse. 2013. Leaf water enrichment in deuterium shapes leaf wax n-alkane dD values of terrestrial plants II: Observational evidence and global implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 111:50.

Kreuzer, H, J West, J Ehleringer. 2013. Forensic applications of light-element stable isotope ratios of Ricinus communis seeds and ricin preparations. Journal of Forensic Sciences 58(S1):S43-S51.


Webb-Robertson, B-J, H Kreuzer, G Hart, J Ehleringer, J West, G Gill, D Duckworth. 2012. Bayesian integration of isotope ratios for geographic sourcing of castor beans. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, 2012:ID450967.

ǂColón-Rivera, RJ, RA Feagin, JB West, KM Yeager. 2012. Salt marsh connectivity and freshwater versus saltwater inflow: Multiple methods including tidal gauges, water isotopes, and LIDAR elevation models. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:1420-1432.

Sachse, D, I Billault, GJ Bowen,Y Chikaraishi, T Dawson, S Feakins, KH Freeman, C Magill, FA McInerney, M van der Meer,  P Polissar, R Robins, JP Sachs, H-L Schmidt, A Sessions, J White, JB West, A Kahmen. 2012. Molecular paleohydrology: interpreting the hydrogen isotopic composition of lipid biomarkers from photosynthetic organisms. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 40:221-249.


Hurley, JM, JB West, JR Ehleringer. 2010. Stable isotope models to predict geographic origin and cultivation conditions of marijuana. Science & Justice 50(2):86-93.

Hultine, KR, J Belnap, C van Riper III, JR Ehleringer, PE Dennison, ME Lee, PL Nagler, KA Snyder, SM Uselman, JB West. 2010. Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8(9):467-474.

Hurley, JM, JB West, JR Ehleringer. 2010. Tracing retail marijuana in the United States: Geographic origin and cultivation patterns. International Journal of Drug Policy 21(3):222-228.


Bowen, GJ, JB West, J Hoogewerff. 2009. Isoscapes: Isotope mapping and its applications. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 102(3):v-vii.

West, JB, JM Hurley, FÖ Dudás, JR Ehleringer. 2009. The stable isotope ratios of marijuana. II. Strontium isotopes relate to geographic origin. Journal of Forensic Sciences 54(6):1261-1269.

Espeleta, JF, JB West, LA Donovan. 2009. Tree species fine-root demography parallels habitat specialization across a sandhill soil resource gradient. Ecology 90(7):1773-1787.

Dijkstra, FA, JB West, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2009. Antagonistic effects of species on decomposition and net N mineralization in soils from mixed coniferous plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 257:1112-1118.

West, JB, JM Hurley, JR Ehleringer. 2009. The stable isotope ratios of marijuana. I. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes describe growth conditions. Journal of Forensic Sciences 54(1):1-6.


West JB, A Sobek, JR Ehleringer. 2008. A simplified GIS approach to modeling global leaf water isoscapes. PLoS ONE 3(6):e2447, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002447.


Dijkstra, FA, JB West, SE Hobbie, PB Reich, J Trost. 2007. Plant diversity, CO2, and N influence inorganic and organic N leaching in grasslands. Ecology 88(2):490-500.

West, JB, JR Ehleringer, TE Cerling. 2007. Geography and vintage predicted by a novel GIS model of wine δ18O.  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55(17):7075-7083.


West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Cerling, JR Ehleringer. 2006. Stable isotopes as one of nature’s ecological recorders. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21(7):408-414.

West, JB, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2006. Effects of plant species diversity, atmospheric [CO2], and N addition on gross rates of inorganic N release from soil organic matter. Global Change Biology 12:1400-1408.

Reich, PB, SE Hobbie, T Lee, D Ellsworth, JB West, D Tilman, J Knops, S Naeem, J Trost. 2006. Nitrogen limitation constrains sustainability of ecosystem response to CO2. Nature 440:922-925.


West, JB, J HilleRisLambers, TD Lee, SE Hobbie, PB Reich. 2005. Legume species identity and soil nitrogen supply determine symbiotic nitrogen-fixation responses to elevated atmospheric [CO2]. New Phytologist 167:523-530.


West, JB, and LA Donovan. 2004. Effects of individual bunchgrasses on potential C and N mineralization of longleaf pine savanna soils. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 131(2):120-125.

Espeleta, JF, JB West, and LA Donovan. 2004. Species-specific patterns of hydraulic lift in co-occurring adult trees and grasses in a sandhill community. Oecologia 138(3):341-349.

West, JB, JF Espeleta, and LA Donovan. 2004. Fine root production and turnover across a complex edaphic gradient of a Pinus palustris-Aristida stricta savanna ecosystem. Forest Ecology and Management 189:397-406.


West JB, JF Espeleta, and LA Donovan. 2003. Root longevity and phenology differences between two co-occurring savanna bunchgrasses with different leaf habits. Functional Ecology 17:20-28.


Donovan, LA, JB West, and KW McLeod. 2000. Quercus species differ in water and nutrient characteristics in a resource-limited fall-line sandhill habitat. Tree Physiology 20:929-936.


Donovan, LA, DJ Grisé, JB West, RA Pappert, NN Alder and JH Richards. 1999. Predawn disequilibrium between plant and soil water potentials in two cold-desert shrubs. Oecologia 120:209-217.

*Chaired graduate student, ǂOther graduate student

Edited books

West, JB, GJ Bowen, TE Dawson, KP Tu (editors). 2010. Isoscapes: Understanding movement, pattern, and process on Earth through isotope mapping, 487 pgs. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN 978-90-481-3353-6.