Doctor Renee Prokopavicius

Doctor Renee Prokopavicius

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant Stress Ecophysiology,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Plant Stress Ecophysiology,
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment



  • PhD North Carolina State University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
  • Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment


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Location: R2.G.33

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Journal Articles

  • Tabassum, S., Ossola, A., Prokopavicius, R., Ellsworth, D. and Leishman, M. (2021), 'Assessing the relationship between trait-based and horticultural classifications of plant responses to drought', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 61 .
  • Prokopavicius, R., Ossola, A., Leishman, M. and Ellsworth, D. (2020), 'A simple method for simulating drought effects on plants', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 10 .
  • Esperon-Rodriguez, M., Rymer, P., Power, S., Challis, A., Prokopavicius, R. and Tjoelker, M. (2020), 'Functional adaptations and trait plasticity of urban trees along a climatic gradient', Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, vol 54 .
  • Prokopavicius, R., McHugh, I., Simpson, R., Ingram, L., Balas, D., Evans, B. and Adams, M. (2018), 'Productivity of an Australian mountain grassland is limited by temperature and dryness despite long growing seasons', Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol 256-257 , pp 116 - 124.
  • Carter, J., Orive, M., Gerhart, L., Stern, J., Prokopavicius, R., Nagel, J. and Ward, J. (2017), 'Warmest extreme year in U.S. history alters thermal requirements for tree phenology', Oecologia, vol 183, no 4 , pp 1197 - 1210.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Stout, A., Davis, A. and King, J. (2017), 'Transgenically altered lignin biosynthesis affects photosynthesis and water relations of field-grown Populus trichocarpa', Biomass and Bioenergy, vol 98 , pp 15 - 25.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Turnbull, T., Deheinzelin, A. and Adams, M. (2017), 'Does triacylglycerol (TAG) serve a photoprotective function in plant leaves? An examination of leaf lipids under shading and drought', Physiologia Plantarum, vol 161, no 3 , pp 400 - 413.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Broadhead, A., Bostic, L., Dunn, R. and Hoffmann, W. (2016), 'Stomatal acclimation to vapour pressure deficit doubles transpiration of small tree seedlings with warming', Plant, Cell and Environment, vol 39, no 10 , pp 2221 - 2234.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Salk, C., Hoffmann, W. and Dunn, R. (2015), 'Temperature alone does not explain phenological variation of diverse temperate plants under experimental warming', Global Change Biology, vol 21, no 8 , pp 3138 - 3151.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Dunn, R. and Hoffmann, W. (2014), 'Are winter-active species vulnerable to climate warming? A case study with the wintergreen terrestrial orchid, Tipularia discolor', Oecologia, vol 176, no 4 , pp 1161 - 1172.
  • Hoffmann, W., Prokopavicius, R., Abit, P. and Lau, O. (2011), 'Hydraulic failure and tree dieback are associated with high wood density in a temperate forest under extreme drought', Global Change Biology, vol 17, no 8 , pp 2731 - 2742.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Zeng, H. and Hoffmann, W. (2010), 'Drought-deciduous behavior reduces nutrient losses from temperate deciduous trees under severe drought', Oecologia, vol 163, no 4 , pp 845 - 854.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Bhandari, R., Wall, W., Hohmann, M., Gray, J. and Hoffmann, W. (2009), 'Are rare species less shade tolerant than common species in fire-prone environments? A test with seven Amorpha (Fabaceae) species', Plant Ecology, vol 205, no 2 , pp 249 - 260.
  • Prokopavicius, R., Sage, E. and Ward, J. (2008), 'Population-level variation of Fraxinus americana (white ash) is influenced by precipitation differences across the native range', Tree Physiology, vol 28, no 1 , pp 151 - 159.

Current Projects

Title: Green or crispy: Which plants use transpiration to survive heatwaves?
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Renee Prokopavicius
Years: 2020-08-07 - 2024-06-08
ID: P00025618

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