Distinguished Professor Ian Wright (Chief Scientist)

Ian WrightDistinguished Professor Ian Wright is a Professor in Plant Functional Ecology, and the new Chief Scientist for the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.

Ian is best known for global-scale analysis of plant traits, for careful quantification of plant structure-function relationships, and for using concepts from microeconomics to understand plant ecology and evolution (e.g. “Leaf Economic Spectrum”; “Least-cost theory”).

New work as a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre for Plant Success in Nature & Agriculture focuses on understanding adaptations to heat and water stress within the Australian flora, including in crop wild relatives.
Ian retains an Honorary Professor position at Macquarie University where he worked for many years before moving to the HIE in late 2021.

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Areas of research/teaching expertise

Plant ecology and evolution; plant ecological strategies; plant functional traits

Awards and recognition

  • 2020.  NSW Premier’s Prize for Science & Engineering – Biological Sciences
  • 2019.  Elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Sciences
  • 2014/15/16/17/18/19/20/21. ISI/Thomson/Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ in “Plant & Animal Sciences”
  • 2014/15/16/17/18. ISI/Thomson/Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ in “Environment/Ecology”.
  • 2015.  Fenner Medal (Australian Academy of Sciences mid-career award).


A general theory for ecological trait-strategy dimensions
Co-Researchers: Gibb H, Sanders N, Parr C, Wright IJ
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Discovery Project
Period: 2021-24

Restoring diverse native vegetation using drone-based precision seeding
Co-Researchers: Gallagher R, Tetu S, Adams V, Wright IJ, Rossetto M, Offord C, Cuneo P & Walker A
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Council, Linkage Project
Period: 2021-23

AusTraits: a national database on the traits of Australia’s complete flora
Co-Researchers: Falster D, Gallagher R, Sauquet H…Wright IJ, Medlyn B, et al
Partner/Funding Body: Australian Research Data Comons
Period: 2021-23

ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture
Co-Researchers: Beveridge C, Cooper M, Brodribb T, Waterhouse P, Wright IJ, Bowman J, Burrage K, Donovan D, Foo E, Jordan D, Hammer G, Henry R, Holland B, Ortiz-Barrientos D, Sherman B, Smith S & Weller J
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Centres of Excellence
Period: 2020-2027

Using Australia’s Rangeland Grasses to Understand the Evolution of Functional Traits
Co-Researchers: Atwell BJ, Bragg J, Burton R, Ludwig M, Wright IJ
Partner/Funding Body: BioPlatforms Australia infrastructure funding
Period: 2020-2024

Optimal photosynthetic traits on ecological time-scales
Co-Researchers: Wright IJ & Prentice IC
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Discovery Project
Period: 2017-19

Scaling functional traits to whole-plant growth
Co-Researchers: Wright IJ, Cernusak L, Lehmann C & Peacock P
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Discovery Project
Period: 2012-15

Next-generation vegetation model based on functional traits
Co-Researchers: Prentice IC & Wright IJ
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Discovery Project
Period: 2012-14

Predicting biome-level vegetation responses to future global change: Implications for future flood risk
Co-Researchers: McElwain J, Spicer R, Wright IJ, Caballero R & Lawson T
Partner/Funding Body: SFI (Ireland) PI project
Period: 2012-16

Towards a trait-based plant ecology: new directions in leaf economics research
Researcher: Wright IJ
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Future Fellowship
Period: 2011-15

ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function
Co-Researchers: Westoby M … Wright IJ et al
Partner/Funding Body:  ARC Research Networks grant
Period: 2005-10

Leaf economics, and the acquisition and use of water and nitrogen for photosynthesis
Researcher:  Wright IJ
Partner/Funding Body: ARC Discovery Research Fellowship
Period: 2005-8


Scholarly book chapters

Onoda Y, Wright IJ (2018). The Leaf Economics Spectrum and its Underlying Physiological and Anatomical Principles. In: Adams WW, Terashima I (eds) The Leaf: A Platform for Performing Photosynthesis. Springer International Publishing. pp 451-471.

Leishman MR, Wright IJ, Moles AT & Westoby M. (2000). The evolutionary ecology of seed size. In Seeds - the ecology of regeneration in plant communities, 2nd edition (ed M. Fenner), pp 31-57. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.

Westoby M, Cunningham S, Fonseca C, Overton J & Wright IJ (1998). Phylogeny and variation in light capture area deployed per unit investment in leaves: designs for selecting study species with a view to generalizing. In Variation in Growth Rate and Productivity of Higher Plants (eds H. Lambers, H. Poorter and M.M.I. Van Vuren), pp 539-566. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Refereed journal articles

Andrew SC, Mokany K, Falster DS, Wenk E, Wright IJ, Merow C, Adams V, Gallagher RV (2021) 'Functional diversity of the Australian flora: Strong links to species richness and climate', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol.32, Article no.e13018

Falster DS, Gallagher RV, Wenk E, Wright IJ, Indiarto D, Andrew SC, Baxter C, Lawson J, Allen S, Fuchs A, Monro A, Kar F, Adams MA, Ahrens CW, Alfonzetti M, Angevin T, Apgaua DMG, Arndt A, Atkin OK, Atkinson J, Auld TD, Baker A, von Balthazar M, Bean A, Blackman CJ, Bloomfield K, Bowman DMJS, Bragg J, Brodribb TJ, Buckton G, Burrows G, Caldwell E, Camac J, Carpenter R, Catford JA, Cawthray GR, Cernusak LA, Chandler G, Chapman AR, Cheal D, Cheesman AW, Chen S-C, Choat B, Clinton B, Clode PL, Coleman H, Cornwell WK, Cosgrove M, Crisp M, Cross E, Crous KY, Cunningham S, Curran T, Curtis E, Daws MI, DeGabriel JL, Denton MD, Dong N, Du P, Duan H, Duncan DH, Duncan RP, Duretto M, Dwyer JM, Edwards C, Esperon-Rodriguez M, Evans JR, Everingham SE, Farrell C, Firn J, Fonseca CR, French BJ, Frood D, Funk JL, Geange SR, Ghannoum O, Gleason SM, Gosper CR, Gray E, Groom PK, Grootemaat S, Gross C, Guerin G, Guja L, Hahs AK, Harrison MT, Hayes PE, Henery M, Hochuli D, Howell J, Huang G, Hughes L, Huisman J, Ilic J, Jagdish A, Jin D, Jordan G, Jurado E, Kanowski J, Kasel S, Kellermann J, Kenny B, Kohout M, Kooyman RM, Kotowska MM, Lai HR, Laliberté E, Lambers H, Lamont BB, Lanfear R, van Langevelde F, Laughlin DC, Laugier-Kitchener B-A, Laurance S, Lehmann CER, Leigh A, Leishman MR, Lenz T, Lepschi B, Lewis JD, Lim F, Liu U, Lord J, Lusk CH, Macinnis-Ng C, McPherson H, Magallón S, Manea A, López-Martinez A, Mayfield M, McCarthy JK, Meers T, van der Merwe M, Metcalfe DJ, Milberg P, Mokany K, Moles AT, Moore BD, Moore N, Morgan JW, Morris W, Muir A, Munroe S, Nicholson A, Nicolle D, Nicotra AB, Niinemets Ü, North T, O’Reilly-Nugent A, O’Sullivan OS, Oberle B, Onoda Y, Ooi MKJ, Osborne CP, Paczkowska G, Pekin B, Guilherme Pereira C, Pickering C, Pickup M, Pollock LJ, Poot P, Powell JR, Power SA, Prentice IC, Prior L, Prober SM, Read J, Reynolds V, Richards AE, Richardson B, Roderick ML, Rosell JA, Rossetto M, Rye B, Rymer PD, Sams MA, Sanson G, Sauquet H, Schmidt S, Schönenberger J, Schulze E-D, Sendall K, Sinclair S, Smith B, Smith R, Soper F, Sparrow B, Standish RJ, Staples TL, Stephens R, Szota C, Taseski G, Tasker E, Thomas F, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG, Tng DYP, de Tombeur F, Tomlinson K, Turner NC, Veneklaas EJ, Venn S, Vesk P, VlasveldC , Vorontsova MS, Warren CA, Warwick N, Weerasinghe LK, Wells J, Westoby M, White M, Williams NSG, Wills J, Wilson PG, Yates C, Zanne AE, Zemunik G, Ziemińska K, (2021) 'AusTraits, a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora', Scientific Data, vol.8, no.1, Article no.254

Harrison SP, Cramer W, Franklin O, Prentice IP, Wang H ... Wright IJ (2021) 'Eco-evolutionary optimality as a means to improve vegetation and land-surface models', New Phytologist, vol.231, pp 2125-2141.

Lambers H, Wright IJ, Guilherme Pereira C et al (2021) 'Leaf manganese concentrations as a tool to assess belowground plant functioning in phosphorus-impoverished environments', Plant & Soil, vol.461, pp 43-61

Lei Z, Liu F, Wright IJ, Carriquí M, Niinemets Ü, Han J, Jia M, Atwell BJ, Cai X, Zhang W, Zhou Z, Zhang Y (2021) 'Comparisons of photosynthetic and anatomical traits between wild and domesticated cotton', Journal of Experimental Botany, DOI 10.1093/jxb/erab293

Lei Z-Y, Wang H, Wright IJ, Zhu X-G, Niinemets Ü, Li Z-L, Sun D-S, Dong N, Zhang W-F, Zhou Z-L, Liu F, Zhang Y-L (2021) 'Enhanced photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency and increased nitrogen allocation to photosynthetic machinery under cotton domestication', Photosynthesis Research, vol.150, pp 239-250

Migliavacca M, Musavi T, Mahecha MD, Nelson JA, Knauer J, Baldocchi DD, Perez-Priego O, Christiansen R, Peters J, Anderson K, Bahn M, Black TA, Blanken PD, Bonal D, Buchmann N, Caldararu S, Carrara A, Carvalhais N, Cescatti A, Chen J, Cleverly J, Cremonese E, Desai AR, El-Madany TS, Farella MM, Fernández-Martínez M, Filippa G, Forkel M, Galvagno M, Gomarasca U, Gough CM, Göckede M, Ibrom A, Ikawa H, Janssens IA, Jung M, Kattge J, Keenan TF, Knohl A, Kobayashi H, Kraemer G, Law BE, Liddell MJ, Ma X, Mammarella I, Martini D, Macfarlane C, Matteucci G, Montagnani L, Pabon-Moreno DE, Panigada C, Papale D, Pendall E, Penuelas J, Phillips RP, Reich PB, Rossini M, Rotenberg E, Scott RL, Stahl C, Weber U, Wohlfahrt G, Wolf S, Wright IJ, Yakir D, Zaehle S, Reichstein M, (2021) 'The three major axes of terrestrial ecosystem function', Nature, vol.598, no.7881, pp 468 - 472

Nolan RH, Gauthey A, Losso A, Medlyn BE, Smith R, Chhajed SS, Fuller K, Song M, Li X, Beaumont LJ, Boer MM, Wright IJ, Choat B (2021) 'Hydraulic failure and tree size linked with canopy die-back in eucalypt forest during extreme drought', New Phytologist, vo.230 pp 1354-1365

Pinho BX, Tabarelli M, ter Braak CJF, Wright SJ, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Benchimol M, Engelbrecht BMJ, Pierce S, Hietz P, Santos BA, Peres CA, Müller SC, Wright IJ et al (2021) 'Functional biogeography of Neotropical moist forests: Trait–climate relationships and assembly patterns of tree communities', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.30, pp 1430-1446

Scarff FR, Lenz TI, Richards AE, Zanne AE, Wright IJ, Westoby M (2021) 'Effects of plant hydraulic traits on the flammability of live fine canopy fuels', Functional Ecology, vol.35, pp 835-846

Schrader J, Wright IJ, Kreft H, Westoby M (2021) 'A roadmap to plant functional island biogeography', Biological Reviews, in press. doi:10.1111/brv.12782

Schrader J, Shi P, Royer DL, Peppe DJ, Gallagher R, Li Y-R, Wang R, Wright IJ (2021) 'Leaf size estimation based on leaf length, width and shape', Annals of Botany, pp 395-406

Schrader J, Westoby M, Wright IJ, Kreft H (2021) 'Disentangling direct and indirect effects of island area on plant functional trait distributions', Journal of Biogeography, vol.48, pp 2098-2110

Villar R, Olmo M, Atienza P, Garzón AJ, Wright IJ, Poorter H, Hierro LA (2021) 'Applying the economic concept of profitability to leaves', Scientific Reports, vol.11, p 49. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-79709-w

Xu H, Wang H, Prentice IC, Harrison SP, Wright IJ (2021) 'Coordination of plant hydraulic and photosynthetic traits: confronting optimality theory with field measurements', New Phytologist, DOI 10.1111/nph.17656.

Asao S, Hayes L, Aspinwall MJ, Rymer PD, Blackman C, Bryant CJ, Cullerne D, Egerton JJG, Fan Y, Innes P, Millar AH, Tucker J, Shah S, Wright IJ, Yvon-Durocher G, Tissue D, Atkin OK (2020). Leaf trait variation is similar among genotypes of Eucalyptus camaldulensis from differing climates and arises as plastic response to season rather than water availability. New Phytologist, DOI 10.1111/nph.16579.

*Berzaghi F, Wright IJ, Kramer K, Oddou-Muratorio S, Bohn FJ, Reyer CPO, Sabaté S, Sanders TGM, Hartig F (2020). Towards a new generation of trait-flexible vegetation models. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35:191-205

Dong N, Prentice IC, Wright IJ, Evans BJ, Togashi HF, Caddy-Retalic S, McInerney FA, Sparrow B, Leitch E, Lowe AJ (2020). Components of leaf-trait variation along environmental gradients. New Phytologist 228:82-94

Franklin O, Harrison SP, Dewar R, Farrior CE, Brännström Å, Dieckmann U, Pietsch S, Falster D, Cramer W, Loreau M, Wang H, Mäkelä A, Rebel KT, Meron E, Schymanski SJ, Rovenskaya E, Stocker BD, Zaehle S, Manzoni S, van Oijen M, Wright IJ, Ciais P, van Bodegom PM, Peñuelas J, Hofhansl F, Terrer C, Soudzilovskaia NA, Midgley G, Prentice IC (2020) 'Organizing principles for vegetation dynamics', Nature Plants, vol.6, pp 444-453

Gallagher RV, Falster DS, Maitner BS ... Westoby M, Wright IJ, Enquist BJ, (2020) 'Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life', Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol.4, pp 294-303

He P, Gleason SM, Wright IJ, Weng E, Liu H, Zhu S, Lu M, Luo Q, Li R, Wu G, Yan E, Song Y, Mi X, Hao G, Reich PB, Wang Y, Ellsworth DS, Ye Q (2020). Growing-season temperature and precipitation are independent drivers of global variation in xylem hydraulic conductivity. Global Change Biology 26:1833-1841

Kattge J, Bönisch G, Díaz S et al (inc. Wright IJ) (2020). TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26:119-188

Kotowska MM, Wright IJ, Westoby M (2020). Parenchyma abundance in wood of evergreen trees varies independently of nutrients. Frontiers in Plant Science 11. DOI 10.3389/fpls.2020.00086

Paillassa J, Wright IJ, Prentice IC, Pepin S, Smith NG, Ethier G, Westerband A, Lamarque LJ, Wang H, Cornwell WK, Maire V (2020) 'When and where soil is important to modify the carbon and water economy of leaves', New Phytologist, vol.228, pp 121-135

Wang H, Atkin OK, Keenan TF, Smith NG, Wright IJ, Bloomfield KJ, Kattge J, Reich PB, Prentice IC (2020). Acclimation of leaf respiration consistent with optimal photosynthetic capacity. Global Change Biology 26:2573-2583

Bloomfield KJ, Prentice IC, Cernusak LA, Eamus D, Medlyn BE, Rumman R, Wright IJ, Boer MM, Cale P, Cleverly J, Egerton JJG, Ellsworth DS, Evans BJ, Hayes LS, Hutchinson MF, Liddell MJ, Macfarlane C, Meyer WS, Togashi HF, Wardlaw T, Zhu L, Atkin OK (2019). The validity of optimal leaf traits modelled on environmental conditions. New Phytologist, 221:1409-1423

Gallagher RV, Allen S, Wright IJ, (2019) 'Safety margins and adaptive capacity of vegetation to climate change', Scientific Reports, vol.9, p 8241

Gray EF, Wright IJ, Falster DS, Eller ASD, Lehmann CE, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, (2019) 'Leaf:wood allometry and functional traits together explain substantial growth rate variation in rainforest trees', AoB PLANTS, doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plz024

Hayes F, Buchanan SW, Coleman B, Gordon AM, Reich PB, Thevathasan NV, Wright IJ, Martin AR, (2019) 'Intraspecific variation in soy across the Leaf Economics Spectrum', Annals of Botany, vol.123, pp 107-120

He P, Wright IJ, Zhu S, Onoda Y, Liu H, Li R, Liu X, Hua L, Oyanoghafo OO, Ye Q, (2019) 'Leaf mechanical strength and photosynthetic capacity vary independently across 57 subtropical forest species with contrasting light requirements', New Phytologist, vol.223, pp 607-618

Heim RH-J, Wright IJ, Allen AP, Geedicke I, Oldeland J, (2019) 'Developing a spectral disease index for myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii)', Plant Pathology, vol.68, pp 738-745

Heim RH-J, Wright IJ, Scarth P, Carnegie AJ, Taylor D, Oldeland J (2019). Multispectral, aerial disease detection for myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) on a lemon myrtle plantation. Drones 3:25. doi:10.3390/drones3010025

Johnson SN, Ryalls JMW, Barton CVM, Tjoelker MG, Wright IJ, Moore BD (2019). Climate warming and plant biomechanical defences: silicon addition contributes to herbivore suppression in a pasture grass. Functional Ecology 33:587-596

Maher T, Mirzaei M, Pascovici Dana, Wright IJ, Haynes P, Gallagher RV (2019). Evidence from quantitative proteomics for local adaptation to extreme heat in a widespread tree species. Functional Ecology 33:436-446

Mencuccini M, Rosas T, Rowland L, Choat B, Cornelissen H, Jansen S, Kramer K, Lapenis A, Manzoni S, Niinemets Ü, Reich P, Schrodt F, Soudzilovskaia N, Wright IJ, Martínez-Vilalta J (2019). Leaf economics and plant hydraulics drive leaf : wood area ratios. New Phytologist, 224:1544-1556

Murray MMN, Soh W-K, Yiotis C, Batke S, Parnell A, Spicer RA, Lawson T, Caballero R, Wright IJ, Purcell C, McElwain JC (in press). Convergence in maximum stomatal conductance of C3 woody angiosperms in natural ecosystems across bioclimatic zones. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:558, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00558

Smith N, Keenan T, Prentice IC, Wang H, Wright IJ, Niinemets Ü., Crous K, Domingues T, Guerrieri R, Ishida Y, Kattge J, Kruger E, Maire V, Rogers A, Serbin S, Tarvainen L, Togashi H, Townsend P, Wang M, Weerasinghe L, Zhou S-X (2019). Global photosynthetic capacity is optimized to the environment. Ecology Letters 22:506-517

Soh WK, Yiotis C, Murray M, Parnell A, Wright IJ, Spicer RA, Lawson T, Caballero R, McElwain JC, (2019) 'Rising CO2 rise drives divergence in water-use efficiency of evergreen and deciduous plants', Science Advances, vol.5, Article no.eaax7906

Wright IJ, Cooke J, Cernusak LA, Hutley LB, Scalon MC, Tozer WC, Lehmann CER, (2019) 'Stem diameter growth rates in a fire-prone savanna correlate with photosynthetic rate and branch-scale biomass allocation, but not specific leaf area', Austral Ecology, vol.44, pp 339-350

Yang Y, Wang H, Harrison SP, Prentice IC, Wright IJ, Peng C, Lin G, (2019) 'Quantifying leaf trait covariation and its controls across climates and biomes', New Phytologist, vol.221, pp 155-168

Bloomfield KJ, Cernusak LA, Eamus D, Ellsworth DS, Colin PI, Wright IJ, Boer MM, Bradford MG, Cale P, Cleverly J, Egerton JJG, Evans BJ, Hayes LS, Hutchinson MF, Liddell MJ, Macfarlane C, Meyer WS, Prober SM, Togashi HF, Wardlaw T, Zhu L, Atkin OK, (2018) 'A continental‐scale assessment of variability in leaf traits: Within species, across sites and between seasons', Functional Ecology, vol.32, pp 1492-1506

Cornwell WK, Wright IJ, Turner J, Maire V, Barbour MM, Cernusak LA, Dawson T, Ellsworth D, Farquhar GD, Griffiths H, Keitel C, Knohl A, Reich PB, Williams DG, Bhaskar R, Cornelissen JHC, Richards A, Schmidt S, Valladares F, Körner C, Schulze E-D, Buchmann N, Santiago LS (2018). Climate and soils together regulate photosynthetic carbon isotope discrimination within C3 plants worldwide. Global Ecology & Biogeography 27:1056-1067

Fernández-Martínez M, Llusià J, Filella I, Niinemets Ü, Arneth A, Wright IJ, Loreto F, Peñuelas J (2018). Nutrient-rich plants emit a less intense blend of volatile isoprenoids. New Phytologist 220:773-784

Heim RH-J, Wright IJ, Chang HC, Carnegie AJ, Pegg GS, Lancaster EK, Falster DS, Oldeland J (2018). Detecting myrtle rust (Austropuccinia psidii) on lemon myrtle trees using spectral signatures and machine learning. Plant Pathology 67:1114-1121

Luo T, Liu X, Zhang L, Li X, Pan Y, Wright IJ, (2018) 'Summer solstice marks a seasonal shift in temperature sensitivity of stem growth and nitrogen-use efficiency in cold-limited forests', Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, vol.248, pp 469-478

Tian D, Yan Z, Niklas KJ, Han W, Kattge J, Reich PB, Luo Y, Chen Y, Tang Z, Hu H, Wright IJ, Schmid B, Fang J, (2018) 'Global leaf nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry and their scaling exponent', National Science Review, vol.5, pp 728-739

Zanne AE, Pearse WD, Cornwell WK, McGlinn DJ, Wright IJ, Uyeda JC, (2018) 'Functional biogeography of angiosperms: life at the extremes', New Phytologist, vol.218, pp 1697-1709

Wright IJ, Dong N, Maire V, Prentice IC, Westoby M, Díaz S, Gallagher RV, Jacobs BF, Kooyman R, Law EA, Leishman MR, Niinemets Ü, Reich PB, Sack L, Villar R, Wang H, Wilf P, (2017) 'Global climatic drivers of leaf size', Science, vol.357, pp 917-921

Wang H, Prentice IC, Cornwell WK, Keenan TF, Davis TW, Wright IJ, Evans BJ, Peng C, (2017) 'A universal model for carbon dioxide uptake by plants', Nature Plants, vol.3, pp 734-741

Dong N, Prentice IC, Evans B, Caddy-Retalic S, Lowe A, Wright IJ, (2017) 'Leaf nitrogen from first principles: field evidence for adaptive variation with climate', Biogeosciences, vol.14, pp 481-495

Garnier E, Stahl U, Laporte M-A, Kattge J, Mougenot I, Kühn I, Laporte B, Amiaud B, Ahrestani FS, Bönisch G, Bunker DE, Cornelissen JHC, Díaz S, Enquist BJ, Gachet S, Jaureguiberry P, Kleyer M, Lavorel S, Maicher L, Pérez-Harguindeguy N, Poorter H, Schildhauer M, Shipley B, Violle C, Weiher E, Wirth C, Wright IJ, Klotz S, (2017) 'Towards a thesaurus of plant characteristics: an ecological contribution', Journal of Ecology, vol.105, pp 298-309

Ghimire B, Riley WJ, Koven CD, Kattge J, Rogers A, Reich PB, Wright IJ, (2017) 'A global trait-based approach to estimate leaf nitrogen functional allocation from observations', Ecological Applications, vol.27, pp 1421-1434

Grootemaat S, Wright IJ, van Bodegom PM, Cornelissen JHC, (2017) 'Scaling up flammability from individual leaves to fuel beds', Oikos, vol.126, pp 1428-1438

Grootemaat S, Wright IJ, van Bodegom PM, Cornelissen JHC, Shaw V, (2017) 'Bark traits, decomposition and flammability of Australian forest trees', Australian Journal of Botany, vol.65, pp 327-338

Lu X, Wang Y-P, Wright IJ, Reich PB, Shi Z, Dai Y, (2017) 'Incorporation of plant traits in a land surface model helps explain the global biogeographical distribution of major forest functional types', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.26, pp 304-317

Onoda Y, Wright IJ, Evans JR, Hikosaka K, Kitajima K, Niinemets Ü, Poorter H, Tosens T, Westoby M, (2017) 'Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum', New Phytologist, vol.214, pp 1447-1463

Scalon MC, Wright IJ, (2017) 'Leaf trait adaptations of xylem-tapping mistletoes and their hosts in sites of contrasting aridity', Plant & Soil, vol.415, pp 117-130

Scalon MC, Wright IJ, Franco AC, (2017) 'To recycle or steal? Nutrient resorption in Australian and Brazilian  mistletoes from three low-phosphorus sites', Oikos, vol.126, pp 32-39

Soh WK, Wright IJ, Bacon KL, Lenz TI, Steinthorsdottir M, McElwain JC, (2017) 'Paleo-leaf economics reveal a dramatic shift in ecosystem function at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary', Nature Plants, vol.3, p 17104

Wang H, Prentice IC, Davis TW, Keenan TF, Wright IJ, Peng C, (2017) 'Photosynthetic responses to altitude: an explanation based on optimality principles', New Phytologist, vol.213, pp 976-982

De Kauwe MG, *Lin Y-S, Wright IJ, Medlyn BE, Crous KY, Ellsworth DS, Maire V, Prentice IC, Atkin OK, Rogers A, Niinemets Ü, Serbin SP, Meir P, Uddling J, Togashi HF, Tarvainen L, Weerasinghe LK, Evans BJ, Ishida FY, Domingues TF, (2016) 'A test of the ‘one-point method’ for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity from field-measured, light-saturated photosynthesis', New Phytologist, vol.210, pp 1130-44

Díaz S, Kattge J, Cornelissen JHC, Wright IJ, Lavorel S, Dray S, Reu B, Kleyer M, Wirth C, Prentice IC, Garnier E, Bönisch G, Westoby M, Poorter H, Reich PB, Moles AT, Dickie J, Gillison AN, Zanne AE, Chave J, Wright SJ, Sheremet’ev SN, Jactel H, Baraloto C, Cerabolini B, Pierce S, Shipley B, Kirkup D, Casanoves F, Joswig JS, Günther A, Falczuk V, Rüger N, Mahecha MD, Gorné LD (2016). The global spectrum of plant form and function. Nature 529:167-171

Gibert A, Gray EF, Westoby M, Wright IJ, Falster DS (2016). Plant species traits and growth rates: meta-analysis shows correlations change with plant size as predicted. Journal of Ecology 104:1488-1503

Gleason SM, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Hacke UG, Pratt RB, Bhaskar R, Brodribb TJ, Bucci SJ, Cao K-F, Cochard H, Delzon S, Domec J-C, Fan Z-X, Feild TS, Jacobsen AL, Johnson DM, Lens F, Maherali H, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, McCulloh KA, Mencuccini M, Mitchell PJ, Morris H, Nardini A, Pittermann J, Plavcová L, Schreiber SG, Sperry JS, Wright IJ, Zanne AE, (2016) 'Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant species',  New Phytologist, vol.209, pp 123-136

Miatto RC, Wright IJ, Batalha MA, (2016) 'Relationships between soil nutrient status and nutrient-related leaf traits in Brazilian cerrado and seasonal forest communities', Plant & Soil, vol.404, pp 13-33

Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Asner GP, Bonal D, Bönisch G, Bradford MG, Cernusak LA, Cosio EG, Creek D, Crous KY, Domingues TF, Dukes JS, Egerton JJG, Evans JR, Farquhar GD, Fyllas NM, Gauthier PPG, Gloor E, Gimeno TE, Griffin KL, Guerrieri R, Heskel MA, Huntingford C, Ishida FY, Kattge J, Lambers H, Liddell MJ, Lloyd J, Lusk CH, Martin RE, Maksimov AP, Maximov TC, Malhi Y, Medlyn BE, Meir P, Mercado LM, Mirotchnick N, Ng D, Niinemets Ü, O'Sullivan OS, Phillips OL, Poorter L, Poot P, Prentice IC, Salinas N, Rowland LM, Ryan MG, Sitch S, Slot M, Smith NG, Turnbull MH, VanderWel MC, Valladares F, Veneklaas EJ, Weerasinghe LK, Wirth C, Wright IJ, Wythers KR, Xiang J, Xiang S, Zaragoza-Castells J, (2015) 'Global variability in leaf respiration among plant functional types in relation to climate and leaf traits', New Phytologist, vol.206, pp 614-636

Grootemaat S, Wright IJ, van Bodegom PM, Cornelissen JHC, Cornwell WK, (2015) 'Burn or rot: different roles of leaf traits in fire versus decomposition', Functional Ecology, vol.29, pp 1486-1497

Maire V, Wright IJ, Prentice IC, Batjes NH, Bhaskar R, van Bodegom PM, Cornwell WK, Ellsworth D, Niinemets Ü, Ordonez A, Reich PB, Santiago LS, (2015) 'Global soil and climate effects on leaf photosynthetic traits and rates', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.24, pp 706-717

Scalon MC, Wright IJ, (2015) 'A global analysis of water and nitrogen relationship between mistletoes and their hosts: broad-scale tests of old and enduring hypotheses', Functional Ecology, vol.29, pp 1114-1124

Schrodt F, Kattge J, Shan H, Fazayeli F, Joswig J, Banerjee A, Reichstein M, Bönisch G, Díaz S, Dickie J, Gillison A, Karpatne A, Lavorel S, Leadley P, Wirth CB, Wright IJ, Wright SJ, Reich PB, (2015) 'Mind the gap: a new machine-learning  approach to filling sparse global plant trait databases – from points to regional scales', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.24, pp 1510-1521

Ziemińska K, Westoby M, Wright IJ, (2015) 'Broad anatomical variation within a narrow wood density range — A study of twig wood across 69 Australian angiosperms', PLoS One, vol.10, Article no.e0124892

Cornwell WK, Westoby M, Falster DS, FitzJohn RG, O'Meara BC, Pennell MW, McGlinn DJ, Eastman JM, Moles AT, Reich PB, Tank DC, Wright IJ, Aarssen L, Beaulieu JM, Kooyman RM, Leishman MR, Miller ET, Niinemets Ü, Oleksyn J, Ordonez A, Royer DL, Smith SA, Stevens PF, Warman L, Wilf P, Zanne AE (2014). Functional distinctiveness of major plant lineages. Journal of Ecology 102:345-356

Flores O, Garnier E, Wright IJ, Reich PB, Pierce S, Dìaz S, Pakeman RJ, Rusch GM, Bernard-Verdier M, Testi B, Bakker JP, Bekker RM, Cerabolini BEL, Ceriani RM, Cornu G, Cruz P, Delcamp M, Dolezal J, Eriksson O, Fayolle A, Freitas H, Golodets C, Gourlet-Fleury S, Hodgson JG, Brusa G, Kleyer M, Kunzmann D, Lavorel S, Papanastasis VP, Pérez-Harguindeguy N, Vendramini F, Weiher E, (2014) 'An evolutionary perspective on leaf economics: phylogenetics of leaf mass per area in vascular plants', Ecology and Evolution, vol.4, pp 2799-2811

Moles AT, Perkins SE, Laffan SW, Flores-Moreno H, Awasthy M, Tindall ML, Sack L, Pitman A, Kattge J, Aarssen LW, Anand M, Bahn M, Blonder B, Cavender-Bares J, Cornelissen JHC, Cornwell WK, Díaz S, Dickie JB, Freschet GT, Griffiths JG, Gutierrez AG, Hemmings FA, Hickler T, Hitchcock TD, Keighery M, Kleyer M, Kurokawa H, Leishman MR, Liu K, Niinemets Ü, Onipchenko V, Onoda Y, Penuelas J, Pillar VD, Reich PB, Shiodera S, Siefert A, Sosinski EE, Soudzilovskaia NA, Swaine EK, Swenson NG, van Bodegom PM, Warman L, Weiher E, Wright IJ, Zhang H, Zobel M, Bonser SP, (2014) 'Which is a better predictor of plant traits: Temperature or precipitation?', Journal of Vegetation Science, vol. 25, pp 1167-1180

Peppe DJ, Lemons CR, Royer DL, Wing SL, Wright IJ, Lusk CH, Rhoden CH, (2014) 'Biomechanical and leaf-climate relationships: a comparison of ferns and seed plants', American Journal of Botany, vol.101, pp 338-347

Pietsch KA, Ogle K, Cornelissen JHC, Cornwell WK, Bönisch G, Craine JM, Jackson BG, Kattge J, Peltzer DA, Penuelas J, Reich PB, Wardle DA, Weedon JT, Wright IJ, Zanne AE, Wirth C, (2014) 'Global relationship of wood and leaf litter decomposability: the role of functional traits within and across plant organs', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.23, pp 1046-1057

Prentice IC, Dong N, Gleason SM, Maire V, Wright IJ, (2014) 'Balancing the costs of carbon gain and water transport: testing a new theoretical framework for plant functional ecology', Ecology Letters, vol.17, pp 82-91

Price CA, Wright IJ, Ackerly DD, Niinemets Ü, Reich PB, Veneklaas EJ, (2014) 'Are leaf functional traits “invariant” with plant size, and what is “invariance” anyway?', Functional Ecology, vol.28, pp 1330-1343

Richards AE, Wright IJ, Lenz TI, Zanne AE, (2014) 'Sapwood capacitance is greater in woody plant species growing in high compared to low rainfall environments', Functional Ecology, vol.28, pp 734-744

Zanne AE, Tank DC, Cornwell WK, Eastman JM, Smith SA, FitzJohn RG, McGlinn DJ, O/'Meara BC, Moles AT, Reich PB, Royer DL, Soltis DE, Stevens PF, Westoby M, Wright IJ, Aarssen L, Bertin RI, Calaminus A, Govaerts R, Hemmings F, Leishman MR, Oleksyn J, Soltis PS, Swenson NG, Warman L, Beaulieu JM, (2014) 'Into the cold – three keys to radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments', Nature, vol.506, pp 89-92

Flexas J, Niinemets U, Galle A, Barbour MM, Centritto M, Diaz-Espejo A, Douthe C, Galmes J, Ribas-Carbo M, Rodriguez PL, Rossello F, Soolanayakanahally R, Tomas M, Wright IJ, Farquhar GD, Medrano H, (2013) 'Diffusional conductances to CO2 as a target for increasing photosynthesis and photosynthetic water-use efficiency', Photosynthesis Research, vol.117, pp 45–59

Harrison SP, Morfopoulos C, Dani KGS, Prentice IC, Arneth A, Atwell BJ, Barkley MP, Leishman MR, Loreto F, Medlyn BE, Niinemets Ü, Possell M, Peñuelas J, Wright IJ, (2013) 'Volatile isoprenoid emissions from plastid to planet', New Phytologist, vol.197, pp 49-57

Kikuzawa K, Onoda Y, Wright IJ, Reich PB, (2013) 'Mechanisms underlying global temperature-related patterns in leaf longevity', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.22, pp 982-993

Maire V, Gross N, Hill D, Martin R, Wirth C, Wright IJ, Soussana J-F. Disentangling coordination among functional traits using an individual-centred model: Impact on plant performance at intra- and inter-specific levels. PLoS One  8:e77372

Mulder C, Ahrestani FS, Bahn M, Bohan DA, Bonkowski M, Griffiths BS, Guicharnaud RA, Kattge J, Krogh PH, Lavorel S, Lewis OT, Mancinelli G, Naeem S, Peñuelas J, Poorter H, Reich PB, Rossi L, Rusch GM, Sardans J, Wright IJ (2013). Connecting the Green and Brown Worlds: Allometric and Stoichiometric Predictability of Above- and Below-Ground Networks. Advances in Ecological Research 49: 69-175

Pérez-Harguindeguy N, Díaz S, Garnier E, Lavorel S, Poorter H, Jaureguiberry P, Bret-Harte MS, Cornwell WK, Craine JM, Gurvich DE, Urcelay C, Veneklaas EJ, Reich PB, Poorter L, Wright IJ, Ray P, Enrico L, Pausas JG, de Vos AC, Buchmann N, Funes G, Quétier F, Hodgson JG, Thompson K, Morgan HD, ter Steege H, van der Heijden MGA, Sack L, Blonder B, Poschlod P, Vaieretti MV, Conti G, Staver AC, Aquino S, Cornelissen JHC (2013). New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Australian Journal of Botany 61:167-234

Verheijen LM, Brovkin V., Aerts R, Bonisch G, Cornelissen JHC, Kattge J, Reich PB, Wright IJ & van Bodegom PM (2013). Impacts of trait variation through observed trait-climate relationships on performance of a representative Earth System model: a conceptual analysis. Biogeosciences 10:5497-5515

Westoby M, Reich PB, Wright IJ (2013). Understanding ecological variation across species: area-based versus mass-based expression of leaf traits. New Phytologist 199:322-323

Zieminska K, Gleason SM, Butler DW, Wright IJ, Westoby M (2013). Fibre wall and lumen fractions drive wood density variation across 24 Australian angiosperms. AoB PLANTS 5: plt046

Choat B, Jansen S, Brodribb TJ, Cochard H, Delzon S, Bhaskar R, Bucci SJ, Feild TS, Gleason SM, Hacke UG, Jacobsen AL, Lens F, Maherali H, Martinez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, Mencuccini M, Mitchell PJ, Nardini A, Pittermann J, Pratt RB, Sperry JS, Westoby M, Wright IJ, Zanne AE (2012). Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature 491:752-755

Falster DS, Reich PB, Ellsworth DS, Wright IJ, Westoby M, Oleksyn J, Lee TD (2012). Life-time leaf C gain and nutrient use efficiency increases with leaf life-span among 10 Australian woodland species. New Phytologist 193:409-419

Swenson NG, Enquist BJ, Pither J, Kerkhoff AJ, Boyle B, Weiser MD, Elser JJ, Fagan WF, Forero-Montaña J, Fyllas N, Kraft NJB, Lake JK, Moles AT, Patiño S, Phillips OL, Price CA, Reich PB, Quesada CA, Stegen JC, Valencia R, Wright IJ, Wright SJ, Andelman S, Jørgensen PM, Lacher Jr TE, Monteagudo A, Núñez-Vargas MP, Vasquez-Martínez R, Nolting KM (2012). The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. Global Ecology & Biogeography 21:798-808

Tosens T, Niinemets U, Westoby M & Wright IJ (2012). Anatomical basis of variation in mesophyll resistance in eastern Australian sclerophylls: news of a long and winding path. Journal of Experimental Botany 63:5105-5119

Wang YP, Lu XJ, Wright IJ, Dai YJ, Reich PB (2012). Correlations among leaf traits provide a significant constraint on the estimate of global gross primary production. Geophysical Research Letters 39:L19405

Kattge J, Díaz S, Lavorel S, Prentice IC, Leadley P, Bönisch G, Garnier E, Westoby M, Reich PB, Wright IJ et al, (2011) 'TRY - a global database of plant functional traits', Global Change Biology, vol.17, pp 2905-2935

Kueffer C, Niinemets U, Drenovsky RE, Kattge J, Milberg P, Poorter H, Reich PB, Werner C, Westoby M, Wright IJ (2011) 'Fame, glory and neglect in meta-analyses', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol.26, pp 493-494

Onoda Y, Westoby M, Adler PB, Choong AMF, Clissold FJ, Cornelissen JHC, Diaz S, Dominy NJ, Elgart A, Enrico L, Fine PVA, Howard JJ, Jalili A, Kitajima K, Kurokawa H, McArthur C, Lucas PW, Markesteijn L, Perez-Harguindeguy N, Poorter L, Richards L, Santiago LS, Sosinski EE, Van Bael SA, Warton DI, Wright IJ, Wright SJ, Yamashita N (2011). Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties. Ecology Letters 14:301-312

Peppe DJ, Royer DL, Cariglino B, Oliver SY, Newman S, Leight E, Enikolopov G, Fernandez-Burgos M, Herrera F, Adams JM, Correa E, Currano ED, Erickson JM, Hinojosa LF, Hoganson JW, Iglesias A, Jaramillo CA, Johnson KR, Jordan GJ, Kraft NJB, Lovelock EC, Lusk CH, Niinemets Ü, Peñuelas J, Rapson G, Wing SL, Wright IJ (2011). Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications. New Phytologist 190:724-739

Ordonez A, Wright IJ, Olff H (2010). Functional differences between native and alien species: a global-scale comparison. Functional Ecology 24:1353-1361

Reich PB, Oleksyn J, Wright IJ, Niklas KJ, Hedin L, Elser JJ (2010). Evidence for a general 2/3-power leaf nitrogen to phosphorus scaling among major plant groups and biomes. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B 277:877-883

Wright SJ, Kitajima K, Kraft NJB, Reich PB, Wright IJ, Bunker DE, Condit R, Dalling JW, Davies SJ, Díaz S, Engelbrecht BMJ, Harms KE, Hubbell SP, Marks CO, Ruiz-Jaen MC, Salvador CM, Zanne AE (2010). Functional traits and the growth-mortality tradeoff in tropical trees. Ecology 91:3664-3674

Cernusak LA, Tcherkez G, Keitel C, Cornwell WK, Santiago LS, Knohl A, Barbour MG, Williams DG, Reich PB, Ellsworth DS, Dawson TE, Griffiths HG, Farquhar GD, Wright IJ, Westoby M (2009) Why are non-photosynthetic tissues generally 13C enriched compared to leaves in C3 plants? Review and synthesis of current hypotheses. Functional Plant Biology, 36, 199–213

Craine JM, Elmore AJ, Aidar MPM, Amundson RG, Bustamante M, Coetsee C, Dawson TE, Hawkins HJ, Hobbie EA, Kahmen A, Koba K, Mack MC, Makarov MI, McLauchlan KK, Michelsen A, Nardoto GB, Pardo LH, Peñuelas J, Reich PB, Schuur EAG, Stock WD, Tateno R, Templer PH, Virginia RA, Welker JM, Wright IJ (2009). Global patterns of foliar nitrogen isotopes and their relationships with climate, mycorrhizal fungi, foliar nutrient concentrations, and nitrogen availability. New Phytologist 183:980-992

Hallik L, Niinemets Ü, Wright IJ (2009). Tolerance to shade and drought in relation to foliage structural and functional traits in temperate woody species. New Phytologist  184:257-284

Moles AT, Wright IJ, Pitman AJ, Murray BG & Westoby M (2009) Is there a latitudinal gradient in seed production? Ecography 32: 78-82

Niinemets Ü, Wright IJ, Evans JR (2009). Leaf internal diffusion conductance in 35 Australian sclerophylls covering a broad range of foliage structural and physiological variation. Journal of Experimental Botany 60:2433-2449

Ordoñez J, Aerts R, van Bodegom P, Witte J-P, Wright IJ, Reich P (2009) A global study of relationships between leaf traits, climate and soil measures of nutrient fertility. Global Ecology & Biogeography 18, 137-149

Poorter H, Niinemets Ü, Poorter L, Wright IJ, Villar R (2009) Tansley review: Causes and consequences of variation in leaf mass per area (LMA): a meta-analysis. New Phytologist 182:565-582

Reich PB, Falster DS, Ellsworth DS, Wright IJ, Westoby M, Oleksyn J, Lee TD (2009) Controls on declining carbon balance with leaf age among 10 woody species in Australian woodland: do leaves have zero net carbon balances when they die? New Phytologist 183:153-166

Reich PB, Oleksyn J, Wright IJ (2009) Leaf phosphorus influences the photosynthesis-nitrogen relation: a cross-biome analysis of 319 species. Oecologia 160: 207-212

Cornwell WK, Cornelissen JHC, Amatangelo K, Dorrepaal E, Eviner VT, Godoy O, Hobbie SE, Hoorens B, Kurokawa H, Perez-Harguindeguy N, Quested HM, Santiago LS, Wardle DA, Wright IJ, Aerts R, Allison S, van Bodegom PM, Brovkin V, Chatain A, Callaghan T, Díaz S, Garnier E, Gurvich DE, Kazakou E, Klein JA, Read J, Reich PB, Soudzilovskaia NA, Vaieretti MV, Westoby M (2008) Plant species traits are the predominant control on litter decomposition rates within biomes worldwide. Ecology Letters 11: 1065-1071

Poorter L, Paz H, Wright SJ, Ackerly DD, Condit R, Ibarra-Manriquez G, Harms KE, Licona JC, Martinez-Ramos M, Mazer SJ, Muller-Landau HC, Peña-Claros M, Webb CO, Wright IJ (2008) Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five Neotropical forests. Ecology 89:1908-1920

Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Pregitzer KS, Wright IJ, Oleksyn J & Machado J-L (2008) Scaling of respiration to nitrogen in leaves, stems and roots of higher land plants. Ecology Letters 11:793-801

Niklas KJ, Cobb ED, Niinemets U, Reich PB, Sellin A, Shipley B, Wright IJ, (2007) "Diminishing returns" in the scaling of functional leaf traits across and within species groups, Proc Nat Acad Sci (USA), vol.104, pp 8891-8896

Reich PB, Wright IJ, Lusk CH, (2007) 'Predicting leaf physiology from simple plant and climate attributes: A global GLOPNET analysis', Ecological Applications, vol.17, pp 1982-1988

Royer DL, Sack L, Wilf P, Lusk C, H., Jordan GJ, Niinemets U, Wright IJ, Westoby M, Cariglino B, Coley PD, Cutter AD, Johnson KR, Labandeira CC, Moles AT, Palmer MB, Valladares F (2007) Fossil leaf economics quantified: calibration, Eocene case study, and implications Paleobiology 33:574-589

Wright IJ, Ackerly DD, Bongers F, Ibarra-Manriquez G, Harms KE, Martinez-Ramos M, Mazer SJ, Muller-Landau HC, Paz H, Pitman NCA, Poorter L, Silman MR, Vriesendorp CF, Webb CO, Westoby M, Wright SJ, (2007) 'Relationships among major dimensions of plant trait variation in 7 Neotropical forests', Annals of Botany, vol.99, pp 1003-1015

Lenz TI, Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2006) 'Interrelations among pressure-volume curve traits across species and water availability gradients', Physiologia Plantarum, vol.127, pp 423-433

Read C, Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2006) 'Scaling up from leaf to canopy-aggregate properties in sclerophyll shrub species', Austral Ecology, vol.31, pp 310-316

Shipley B, Lechowicz MJ, Wright IJ, Reich PB, (2006) 'Fundamental tradeoffs generating the worldwide leaf economics spectrum',  Ecology, vol.87, pp 535-541

Warton DI, Wright IJ, Falster DS, Westoby M, (2006) 'Bivariate line fitting methods for allometry', Biological Reviews, vol.81, pp 259-291

Westoby M, Wright IJ, (2006) 'Land-plant ecology on the basis of functional traits', Trends in Ecology & Evolution, vol.21, pp 261-268

Wright, IJ, Falster DS, Pickup M, Westoby M, (2006) 'Cross-species patterns in the coordination between leaf and stem traits, and their implications for plant hydraulics', Physiologia Plantarum, vol.127, pp 445-456

Wright IJ, Leishman MR, Read C, Westoby M, (2006) 'Gradients of light availability and leaf traits with leaf age and canopy position in 28 Australian shrubs and trees', Functional Plant Biology, vol.33, pp 407-419

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Atkin OK, Lusk CH, Tjoelker MG, Westoby M, (2006) 'Irradiance, temperature and rainfall influence leaf respiration in woody plants: evidence from comparisons across 20 sites', New Phytologist, vol.169, pp 309-319

Shipley B, Vile D, Garnier E, Wright IJ, Poorter H, (2005) 'Functional linkages between leaf traits and net photosynthetic rate: reconciling empirical and mechanistic models', Functional Ecology, vol.19, pp 602-625

Vile D, Garnier E, Shipley B, Laurent G, Navas ML, Roumet C, Lavorel S, Diaz S, Hodgson JG, Lloret F, Midgley GF, Poorter H, Rutherford MC, Wilson PJ, Wright IJ, (2005) 'Specific leaf area and dry matter content estimate thickness in laminar leaves', Annals of Botany, vol.96, pp 1129-1136

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Cornelissen JHC, Falster DS, Garnier E, Hikosaka K, Lamont BB, Lee W, Oleksyn J, Osada N, Poorter H, Villar R, Warton DI, Westoby M, (2005) 'Assessing the generality of global leaf trait relationships', New Phytologist, vol.166, pp 485-496

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Cornelissen JHC, Falster DS, Groom PK, Hikosaka K, Lee W, Lusk CH, Niinemets Ü, Oleksyn J, Osada N, Poorter H, Warton DI, Westoby M, (2005) 'Modulation of leaf economic traits and trait relationships by climate', Global Ecology & Biogeography, vol.14, pp 411-421

Wright IJ, Groom PK, Lamont BB, Poot P, Prior LD, Reich PB, Schulze E-D, Veneklaas E, Westoby M, (2004) 'Leaf trait relationships in Australian plant species', Functional Plant Biology, vol.31, pp 551-558

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Westoby M, Ackerly DD, Baruch Z, Bongers F, Cavender-Bares J, Chapin FS, Cornelissen JHC, Diemer M, Flexas J, Garnier E, Groom PK, Gulias J, Hikosaka K, Lamont BB, Lee T, Lee W, Lusk C, Midgley JJ, Navas M-L, Niinemets Ü, Oleksyn J, Osada N, Poorter H, Poot P, Prior L, Pyankov VI, Roumet C, Thomas SC, Tjoelker MG, Veneklaas E, Villar R, (2004) 'The leaf economics spectrum world-wide', Nature, vol.428, pp 821-827

Lusk CH, Wright IJ, Reich PB, (2003) 'Photosynthetic differences contribute to competitive advantage of evergreen angiosperm trees over evergreen conifers in productive habitats', New Phytologist, vol.160, pp 329-336

Reich PB, Wright IJ, Cavender-Bares J, Craine JM, Oleksyn J, Westoby M, Walters MB, (2003) 'The evolution of plant functional variation: traits, spectra, and strategies', International Journal of Plant Sciences, vol.164, S143-S164

Westoby M, Wright IJ, (2003) 'The spectrum of twig-size variation and its correlates among perennial species in fire-prone sclerophyll vegetation', Oecologia, vol.135, pp 621-628

Wright IJ, Westoby M (2003) 'Nutrient concentration, resorption and lifespan: leaf traits of Australian sclerophyll species', Functional Ecology, vol.17, pp 10-19

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Westoby M, (2003) 'Least-cost input mixtures of water and nitrogen for photosynthesis', American Naturalist, vol.161, pp 98-111

Westoby M, Falster DS, Moles AT, Vesk PA, Wright IJ, (2002) 'Plant ecological strategies: some leading dimensions of variation between species', Annual Review of Ecology & Systematics, vol.33, pp 125-159

Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2002) 'Leaves at low versus high rainfall: coordination of structure, lifespan and physiology', New Phytologist, vol.155, pp 403-416

Wright IJ, Westoby M, Reich PB, (2002) 'Convergence towards higher leaf mass per area has different consequences for leaf lifespan in dry and nutrient-poor habitats', Journal of Ecology, vol.90, pp 534-543

Wright IJ, Cannon K, (2001) 'Relationships between leaf lifespan and structural defences in a low nutrient, sclerophyll flora',  Functional Ecology, vol.15, pp 351-359

Wright IJ, Reich PB, Westoby M, (2001) 'Strategy-shifts in leaf physiology, structure and nutrient content  between species of high and low rainfall, and high and low nutrient habitats', Functional Ecology, vol.15, pp 423-434

Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2001) 'Understanding seedling growth relationships through specific leaf area and leaf nitrogen concentration: generalisations across growth forms and growth irradiance', Oecologia, vol.127, pp 21-29

Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2000) 'Cross-species relationships between seedling RGR, nitrogen productivity and root versus leaf function in 28 Australian woody species', Functional Ecology, vol.14, pp 97-107

Wright IJ, Clifford HT, Kidson R, Reed ML, Rice BL, Westoby M, (2000) 'A survey of seed and seedling characters in 1744 Australian dicotyledon species: cross-species trait correlations and correlated trait-shifts within evolutionary lineages', Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol.69, pp 521-547

Wright IJ, Westoby M, (1999) 'Differences in seedling growth behaviour among species: trait correlations and shifts along nutrient compared to rainfall gradients', Journal of Ecology, vol.87, pp 85-97

Wright IJ, Ladiges PY, (1997) 'Geographic variation in Eucalyptus diversifolia (Myrtaceae) and the recognition of new subspecies E. diversifolia subsp. hesperia and E. diversifolia subsp. megacarpa', Australian Systematic Botany, vol.10, pp 651-680

Publications: other

Soh WK, Wright IJ, Bacon KL, Lenz TI, Steinthorsdottir M, Parnell AC, McElwain JC (2017). Corrigendum: Palaeo leaf economics reveal a shift in ecosystem function associated with the end-Triassic mass extinction event. Nature Plants 3:17126

Zanne AE, Tank DC, Cornwell WK, et al (inc. IJ Wright) (2015). Zanne et al. reply. Nature 521:E6-E7

Zanne AE, Tank DC, Cornwell WK, et al (inc. IJ Wright) (2015). Corrigendum: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments. Nature 521:380-380

Ziemińska K, Westoby M, Wright IJ (2015). Erratum: Broad anatomical variation within a narrow wood density range-A study of twig wood across 69 Australian angiosperms (PLoS ONE (2015) 10:9 (e0139496) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139496). PLoS ONE 10

Zanne AE, Tank DC, Cornwell WK, et al (inc. IJ Wright) (2014). Erratum: Three keys to the radiation of angiosperms into freezing environments (Nature (2014) 506 (89-92) DOI:10.1038/nature12872). Nature 514:394

Falster DS, Warton DI & Wright IJ (2003, 2006). SMATR: Standardised major axis tests and routines – Versions 1.0 and 2.0. (https://github.com/dfalster/smatr/).  [statistics software]

Wright IJ, Westoby M, (2004) 'The economics of leaves', Australasian Science, vol.25, pp 34-38