Peer-reviewed Publications


Cartwright, J., Dwire, K., Freed, Z., Hammer, S., McLaughlin, B., Misztal, L., Schenk, E., Spence, J., Springer, A., and L. Stevens. Oases of the future? Springs as potential hydrologic refugia in drying climates. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In Press.

McLaughlin, B., Blakey, R., Weiss, A., Feng, X., Brown, B. Ackerly, D, Dawson, T.E. and S. Thompson. Weather underground: Subsurface hydrologic processes mediate tree vulnerability to extreme climatic drought. Global Change Biology. 26, 5: 3091-3107.


Feng, X., Ackerly, D., Dawson, T.E., Manzoni, S., McLaughlin, B., Skelton, R., Vico, G., Weitz, A., Thompson, S. Beyond isohydricity: the role of environmental variation in determining plant drought responses. Plant, Cell and the Environment.

Brown, B*., McLaughlin, B.*, Blakey, R., and N. Morueta-Holme. Future vulnerability mapping based on response to extreme climate events: dieback thresholds in an endemic California oak. Diversity and Distributions. 24:9: 1186-1198. * joint first authorship


McLaughlin, B., Ackerly, D. D., Klos, P. Z., Natali, J., Dawson, T. E. and Thompson, S. E. Hydrologic refugia, plants, and climate change. Global Change Biology.


Hilimire, H. and B. McLaughlin. Student suggestions for food systems curricula at a liberal arts college. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.


McLaughlin, B., Morozumi, C., MacKenzie, S. Gennet and A. Cole. Integrating species forecasts and field data: mortality and recruitment linked to climate change projections in an ecoregional case study of blue oak (Quercus douglasii) Ecosphere, 5:Art.85 (

McLaughlin, B., Xu, C. Rastetter, E. and K. Griffin. Predicting ecosystem carbon balance in a warming Arctic: the importance of long-term thermal acclimation potential and inhibitory effects of light on respiration. Global Change Biology, 20:1901-1912.

Zerpa, J., A.H. Lee, B. McLaughlin, J. Phelan, R. Campbell, and S. Hu. Post-harvest forest floor manipulation effects on nutrient dynamics in a loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) plantation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 44:1058-1067.

Hilimire, K., Gillon, S., McLaughlin, B., Monsen, K., and B. O’Dowd. Food for thought: developing curricula for sustainable food systems education programs. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 38:722-743.


McLaughlin, B. and E. Zavaleta. Regional and temporal patterns of natural recruitment in a California endemic oak and a potential ‘research reserve effect.’ Diversity and Distributions, 19:1440-1449. (pdf)

McLaughlin, B. and E. Zavaleta. Shifting top-down and bottom-up drivers of oak recruitment across a regional resource gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 22: 718-727. (pdf)


McLaughlin, B. and E. Zavaleta. Predicting species responses to climate change: demography and climate microrefugia in California valley oak (Quercus lobata). Global Change Biology, 18: 2301-2312. (pdf)


Sage, R. D., W. D. Koenig and B. McLaughlin. Fitness consequences of seed size in the valley oak Quercus lobata Née (Fagaceae). Annals of Forest Research, 68: 477-484. (pdf)