Manuscripts in review

Buckley TN, Mott KA. Modeling stomatal conductance in response to environmental factors. Plant, Cell and Environment (in review)


Papers published or in press

33. Buckley TN, Warren CR (2013) The role of mesophyll conductance in the economics of nitrogen and water use in photosynthesis. Photosynthesis Research (in press)


32. Buckley TN, Cescatti A, Farquhar GD (2013) What does optimisation theory actually predict about crown profiles of photosynthetic capacity, when models incorporate greater realism? Plant, Cell and Environment (in press)


31. Diaz-Espejo A, Buckley TN, Sperry JS, Cuevas MV, de Cires A, Elsayed-Farag S, Martin-Palomo MJ, Muriel JL, Perez-Martin A, Rodriguez-Dominguez CM, Rubio-Casal AE, Torres-Ruiz JM, Fernandez JE (2012) Steps toward an improvement in process-based models of water use by fruit trees: a case study in olive. Agricultural and Water Management 114:37-49


30. Buckley TN, Turnbull TL, Adams MA (2012) Simple models for stomatal conductance derived from a process model: cross-validation against sap flux data.  Plant, Cell and Environment 35:1647-1662


29. Merchant A, Buckley TN, Pfautsch S, Turnbull TL, Samsa GA, Adams MA (2012) Site specific acclimation to short term environmental variation is reflected in leaf and phloem-sap carbon isotopic abundance of field grown Eucalyptus globulus (Labill). Physiologia Plantarum. DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2012.01638.x


28. Buckley TN, Turnbull TL, Pfautsch S, Gharun M, Adams MA (2012) Differences in water use between mature and post-fire regrowth stands of subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis R. Baker. Forest Ecology and Management 270:1-10


27. Buckley TN, Turnbull TL, Pfautsch S, Adams MA (2011). Nocturnal water loss in mature subalpine Eucalyptus delegatensis tall open forests and adjacent E. pauciflora woodlands. Ecology and Evolution 1:435-450


26. Buckley TN, Sack L, Gilbert ME (2011) The role of bundle sheath extensions and life form in stomatal responses to leaf water status. Plant Physiology 156:962-973


25. Buckley TN, Adams MA (2011) An analytical model of non-photorespiratory CO2 release in the light and dark in leaves of C3 species based on stoichiometric flux balance. Plant, Cell and Environment 34:89-112


24. Phillips NG, Buckley TN, Tissue DT (2008) Capacity of old trees to respond to environmental change. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 50:1355-1364


23. Buckley TN (2008). The role of stomatal acclimation in modelling tree adaptation to high CO2. Journal of Experimental Botany 59:1951-1961


22. Barbour MM, Buckley TN (2007) The stomatal response to evaporative demand persists at night in Ricinis communis plants with high nocturnal conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment 30:711-721


21. Buckley TN, Roberts DW (2006) DESPOT: a tree growth model that allocates carbon to maximize carbon gain. Tree Physiology 26:129-144


20. Buckley TN, Roberts DW (2006) How should leaf area, sapwood area and stomatal conductance vary with tree height to maximize growth? Tree Physiology 26:145-157


19. Messinger SM, Buckley TN, Mott KA (2006) Evidence for involvement of photosynthetic processes in the stomatal response to CO2. Plant Physiology 140:771-778


18. Powles JE, Buckley TN, Nicotra AB, Farquhar GD (2006) Dynamics of stomatal water relations following leaf excision. Plant, Cell and Environment 29:981-992


17. Buckley TN (2005) Tansley Review: The control of stomata by water balance. New Phytologist 168:275-292


16. Roxburgh SH, Berry SL, Buckley TN, Barnes B, Roderick ML (2005) What is NPP? Inconsistent accounting of respiratory fluxes in the definition of net primary productivity. Functional Ecology 19:378-382


15. Buckley TN, Farquhar GD (2004) A new analytical model for whole-leaf potential electron transport rate. Plant, Cell and Environment 27:1487-1502


14. Buckley TN, Mott KA, Farquhar GD (2003) A hydromechanical and biochemical model of stomatal conductance. Plant, Cell and Environment 26:1767-1785


13. Buckley TN, Farquhar GD, Miller JM (2002) The mathematics of linked optimisation for water and nitrogen use in a canopy. Silva Fennica 36:639-669


12. Buckley TN, Mott KA (2002) Dynamics of stomatal water relations during the humidity response: implications of two hypothetical mechanisms. Plant, Cell and Environment 25:407-419


11. Buckley TN, Mott KA (2002) Stomatal water relations and the control of hydraulic supply and demand. Progress in Botany 63:309-325


10. Farquhar GD, Buckley TN, Miller JM (2002) Optimal stomatal control in relation to leaf area and nitrogen content. Silva Fennica 36:625-637


9. Makela A, Givnish TJ, Berninger F, Buckley TN, Farquhar GD, Hari P (2002) Challenges and opportunities of the optimality approach in plant ecology. Silva Fennica 36:605-614


8. Franks PJ, Buckley TN, Shope JS, Mott KA (2001) Guard cell volume and pressure measured concurrently by confocal microscopy and the cell pressure probe. Plant Physiology 125:1577-1584


7. Buckley TN, Mott KA (2000) Stomatal responses to non-local changes in PFD: evidence for long-distance hydraulic interactions. Plant, Cell and Environment 23:301-309


6. Mott KA, Buckley TN (2000) Patchy stomatal conductance: emergent collective behaviour of stomata. Trends in Plant Science 5:258-262


5. Buckley TN, Farquhar GD, Mott KA (1999) Carbon-water balance and patchy stomatal conductance. Oecologia 118:132-143


4. Mott KA, Shope JS, Buckley TN (1999) Effects of humidity on light-induced stomatal opening: evidence for hydraulic coupling among stomata. Journal of Experimental Botany 50:1207-1213


3. Mott KA, Buckley TN (1998) Stomatal heterogeneity. Journal of Experimental Botany 49:407-417


2. Buckley TN, Farquhar GD, Mott KA (1997) Qualitative effects of patchy stomatal conductance distribution features on gas-exchange calculations. Plant, Cell and Environment 20:867-880


1. Haefner JW, Buckley TN, Mott KA (1997) A spatially explicit model of patchy stomatal responses to humidity. Plant, Cell and Environment 20:1087-1097

Manuscripts in preparation

Buckley TN, Vice H, Lynn J, Kim J, Ramus R, Steele N, Stevens B, Wortmann B, Adams MA. Evidence that the Kok effect involves suppression of G6PDH-linked CO2 release in Vicia faba.



Grants and proposals (since 2008)
Funded grants

2012-2014. National Science Foundation USD$913,892. "COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: RUI: Mechanisms for the decline of leaf hydraulic conductance with dehydration, and plant- and environment-level impacts" PIs: Lawren Sack (UCLA), Diane Pataki (UCI), Tom Buckley (SSU).


2010-2012. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) EU 220,000 (no funds directly to SSU). "Consequences of the stomatal control of transpiration in fruit trees under deficit irrigation due to limitations imposed by hydraulic conductivity of the system soil-plant and the hormonal signals from roots. Development of an integrative and mechanistic model." PI: Dr Antonio Diaz Espejo (Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla, Spain).


2009-2012. Australian Research Council AUD$3,500,000 (no funds directly to SSU). "Testing climatic, physiological and hydrological assumptions underpinning water yield from montane forests." PI: Mark Adams (University of Sydney). Co-PIs: Tom Buckley (SSU), Tarryn Turnbull (University of Sydney), Nathan Phillips (Boston University), David Dissue (University of Western Sydney), RW Vervoort (University of Sydney), Chris Hepplewhite (ACTEW Corporation).


Proposals under review

None at this time.

Proposals in preparation

None at this time.