Location: NATURAL SCIENCES 117A
Phone: (406) 243-6009
B.S. University of Barcelona (Spain), 1984<br />Ph.D. University of Barcelona (Spain), 1992
Sala A. Hopping K, McIntire EJB, DelzonS, Crone EE. 2012. Masting in whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) depletes stored nutrients. New Phytologist 196: 189–199.
Sala A, Woodruff DW, Meinzer FR.2012.Carbon dynamics in trees: feast or famine? Tree Physiology 32: 764-775.
Keeling EG, Sala A. 2012. Changing growth response to wildfire in old-growth ponderosa pine trees in montane forests of North Central Idaho. Global Change Biology 18:117-1126.
LloretF, Eric Keeling EG. Sala A. 2011. Components of tree resilience: effects of successive low-growth episodes in old ponderosa pine forests. Oikos 120:1909-1920.
Keeling EG, Sala A, DeLuca TH. 2011. Lack of fire has limited physiological impact on old-growth ponderosa pine in dry montane forests of North Central Idaho, USA. Ecological Applications 21: 3227-3237.
Sala A, Founts W, Hoch G. 2011.Carbon storage in trees: does relative carbon supply decrease with tree size? In: Meinzer FC, Lachenbruch B, Dawson TE (eds). Size- and age-related changes in tree structure and function. Springer, Dordrecht. pp: 287-306.
Delzon S, DoutheC, Sala A, Cochard H. 2010. Mechanism of water-stress induced cavitation in conifers: bordered pit structure and function support the hypothesis of seal capillary-seeding. Plant, Cell and Environment 33:2101-2111.
Gremer JR, Sala A, Crone EE. 2010. Disappearing plants: why they hide and how they return. Ecology 91: 3407-3413.
Naficy CE, Sala A, Keeling EG, Graham, J, Deluca TH. 2010. Strong effects of historical logging: fire exclusion alone does not explain contemporary forest structure. Ecological Applications. 20: 1851-1864.
Sala A, Piper F, Hoch G. 2010. Physiological mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality are far from beingresolved. New Phytologist 186:274-281.
Verdaguer D. Sala A, Vilà M. 2010. Effect of environmental factors and bulb mass on the invasive geophyte Oxalis pes-caprae development. Acta Oecologica 36:92-99.
Crone EE, Miller E, Sala A. 2009. How do plants know when other plants are flowering? Resource depletion, pollen limitation and mast-seeding in a perennial wildflower. Ecology Letters 11:1119-26. Science Editor Choice (Nov. 27, 2009). Faculty of 1000 Biology.
Sala A. 2009. Lack of direct evidence for the carbon-starvation hypothesis to explain drought-induced mortality in trees. PNAS 106 (26) E68. doi:10.1073/pnas.0904580106
Sala A, Hoch G. 2009. Height-related growth declines in ponderosa pine are not due to carbon limitation. Plant, Cell and Environment. 32:22-30. Faculty of 1000 Biology.
Carey EV, Sala A, Keane RB, Callaway RM. 2001. Are old growth forests underestimated as global carbon sinks? Global Change Biology. 7:339-344.
Piñol J, Sala A. 2000. Ecological implications of xylem embolism of several Pinnaceae of NW United States. Functional Ecology 14:538-545.
Sala A, Smith SD, Devitt DA. 1996. Water use by Tamarix ramosissima and associated phreatophytes in a Mojave Desert floodplain. Ecological Applications 6: 888-898.
Sala A, Tenhunen JD. 1996. Simulation of net canopy photosynthesis and transpiration in Quercus ilex L. under the influence of seasonal drought. Agricultural and Forest Meteorolology 78: 203-222
Tenhunen JD, Sala Serra A, Harley PC, Reynolds JF, Dougherty RL. 1990. Factors influencing carbon fixation and water use by Mediterranean sclerophyll shrubs during summer drought. Oecologia 82: 381-393.
Field of Study
Plant physiological ecology
Plant Physiology (BIOO 433, 434)
Physiological Plant Ecology (BIOO 524)
Introduction to Botany (BIOO 105)