Academic Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS                                                                                    

Price, C.A., P. Drake, E.J. Veneklaas and M. Renton. Flow similarity, stochastic branching, and quarter-power scaling in plants. Plant Physiology 190(3) 1854-1865.

NH Fefferman, CA Price, OC Stringham. Considering humans as habitat reveals evidence of successional disease ecology among human pathogens. PLoS Biology 20 (9), e3001770

NH Fefferman, KA Blacker, CA Price, V LoBue. When do children avoid infection risks: Lessons for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Iscience, 103989

Dillon, K.T., A.N. Henderson, A.G. Lodge, N.I. Hamilton, L.L. Sloat, B.J. Enquist, C.A. Price, and AJ. Kerkhoff. On the relationships between size and abundance in plants: beyond forest communities (2019) Ecosphere.

Taylor, H.R., I.J. Radford, C.A. Price, and P. Grierson. Low resource availability limits weed invasion of tropical savannas. (2018) Biological Invasions.

Bucksch, A., A. Atta-Boateng, A.F Azihou, D. Battogtokh, A. Baumgartner, B.M. Binder, S.A. Braybrook, C. Chang, V. Coneva, T.J. DeWitt, A.G. Fletcher, M.A. Gehan, D.H. Diaz-Martinez, L. Hong, A.S. Iyer-Pascuzzi, L.L. Klein, S. Leiboff, M. Li, J.P. Lynch, A. Maizel, J.N. Maloof, R.J. Markelz, C.C. Martinez, L.A. Miller, W. Mio, W. Palubicki, H. Poorter, C. Pradal, C.A. Price, E. Puttonen, J.B. Reese, R. Rellán-Álvarez, E.P. Spalding, E.E. Sparks, C.N. Topp, J.H. Williams, D.H. Chitwood. Morphological plant modeling: unleashing geometric and topological potential within the plant sciences. (2017) Frontiers in Plant Science.

Iida, Y., I Sun, C.A. Price, C-T. Chen, Z-S. Chen, J-M. Chiang, C-L. Huang, and N.G. Swenson. Linking leaf veins to growth and mortality rates: an example from a subtropical tree community. (2016) Ecology and Evolution (6) 17.

Martin, B.C., S.J. George, C.A. Price, E. Shahsavari, A.S. Ball, M. Tibbett, and M.H. Ryan. Citrate and malonate increase microbial activity and alter microbial community composition in uncontaminated and diesel-contaminated soil microcosms. (2016) Soil 2(3) 487.

de Boer, H.J., P.L. Drake, E. Wendt, C.A. Price, E-D. Schulze, N.C. Turner, D. Nicolle, and E.J. Veneklaas. Over-investment in leaf venation relaxes morphological constraints on photosynthesis in eucalypts. (2016) Plant Physiology.

de Boer, H.J., C.A. Price, F. Wagner-Cremer, S.C. Dekker, P.J. Franks, and E.J. Veneklaas. Optimal allocation of leaf epidermal area for gas exchange. (2016) New Phytologist 210:1219-1228.

Huang, Y., M. Lechowicz, D. Zhou, and C.A. Price. Evaluating general allometric models: interspecific and interspecific data tell different stories due to interspecific variation in stem tissue density and leaf size. (2016) Oecologia 180(3):671-684.

Drake, P., C.A. Price, P. Poot, and E.J. Veneklaas.  Isometric partitioning of hydraulic conductance between leaves and stems: balancing safety and efficiency in different growth forms and habitats. (2015) Plant, Cell and Environment 38(8):1628-36.

Huang, Y., M. Lechowicz, C.A. Price, L. Li, Y. Wang and D. Zhou. The underlying basis for the tradeoff between leaf size and leafing intensity (2015) Functional Ecology 30(2):199-205.

Price, C.A., I.J. Wright, D.D. Ackerly, Ü. Niinemets, P.B. Reich, and E.J. Veneklaas. Are leaf functional traits “invariant” with plant size, and what is “invariance” anyway? (2014) Functional Ecology 28(6): 1330-1343.

Price, C.A., and J.S. Weitz. Costs and benefits of reticulate leaf venation. (2014) BMC Plant Biology 14:234.

Price, C.A. “Metabolic Scaling Theory.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. (2014) New York: Oxford University Press.

Price, C.A., P.T. Munro, and J.S. Weitz. Estimates of leaf vein density are scale dependent. (2014)  Plant Physiology 164: 173-180.

Green, W.A., S. A. Little, C. A. Price, S. L. Wing; S. Y. Smith, B. Kotrc, G. Doria. Reading the Leaves: a comparison of leaf rank and automated areole measurement for quantifying aspects of leaf venation. Applications in Plant Sciences (2014) 2(8):1400006.

Das, A., A. Bucksch, C.A. Price, and J.S. Weitz. ClearedLeavesDB: an online database of cleared plant leaf images. (2014) Plant Methods 10:8.

Price, C.A., S.C. Knox, T. Brodribb. The influence of branch order on optimal leaf vein geometries: Murray’s law and area preserving branching (2013) PLoS One 8(12) e85420.

Martin, B.C., S.J. George, C.A. Price, M.H. Ryan, and M. Tibbett. The role of root exuded low molecular weight organic anions in facilitating petroleum hydrocarbon degradation: Current knowledge and future directions (2013) Science of the Total Environment 472: 642-653.

Price, C.A., J.S. Weitz, V.M. Savage, J. Stegen, A. Clarke, D. A. Coomes, P.S. Dodds, R.S. Etienne, A.J. Kerkhoff, K. McCulloh, K.J. Niklas, H. Olffand N.G. Swenson.Testing the Metabolic Theory of Ecology. (2012) Ecology Letters 15:1464-1474.

Mileyko, Y., H. Edelsbrunner, C.A. Price and J.S. Weitz. Hierarchical ordering of reticular networks. (2012) PLoS One 7(6) e36715.

Galkovskyi, T., Y. Mileyko, A. Bucksch, B. Moore, O. Symonova, C.A. Price, C.N. Topp, A.S. Iyer-Pascuzzi, P.R. Zurek, S. Fang, J. Harer, P.N. Benfey and J.S. Weitz.  GiA Roots: Software for the High Throughput Analysis of Plant Root System Architecture. (2012) BMC Plant Biology 12:116.

Veneklaas,E.J., H. Lambers, J. Bragg, P. M. Finnegan, C. E. Lovelock, W. C. Plaxton, C.A. Price, W. R. Scheible, M. W. Shane, P. J. White, J. A. Raven. Opportunities for improving phosphorus-use efficiency in crop plants. (2012) New Phytologist, Tansley Review 195:306-320.

Price, C.A. and JS Weitz. Allometric covariation: a hallmark behavior of plants and leaves. (2012) New Phytologist 193(4): 882-889.

Price, C.A., S. Wing and J.S. Weitz.  Scaling and structure of leaf dicotyledonous venation networks. (2012) Ecology Letters 15: 87-95.

Swenson, N.G., B.J. Enquist, J. Pither, A.J. Kerkhoff, B. Boyle, M.D. Weiser, J.J. Elser, W.F. Fagan, J. Forero-Montaña , N. Fyllas, N. J.B. Kraft, J.K. Lake, A.T. Moles, S. Patiño, O.L. Phillips, C.A. Price, P.B. Reich, C.A. Quesada, J.C. Stegen, R. Valencia, I.J. Wright, S.J. Wright, S. Andelman, P.M. Jørgensen, T.E. Lacher, A. Monteagudo, M.P. Núñez-Vargas, R. Vasquez-Martínez, K. Nolting. The biogeography and filtering of woody plant functional diversity in North and South America. (2012) Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(8) 798-808.

Price, C.A. O. Symonova, Y. Mileyko, T. Hilley and J.S. Weitz. LEAF GUI: segmenting and analyzing the structure of leaf veins and areoles. (2011) Plant Physiology 155:236-245.

Price, C.A., J.F. Gilooly, A.P. Allen, J.S. Weitz and K.J. Niklas. The Metabolic Theory of Ecology: Prospects and Challenges for Plant Biology. (2010) New Phytologist, Tansley Review 188:696-710.

Price, C.A. and J.S. Weitz. Zero-sum allocational strategies determine the allometry of specific leaf area. (2010) American Journal of Botany 97(11): 1808-1815.

Price, C.A., K. Ogle, E.P. White, and J.S. Weitz. Evaluating scaling theories in biology using hierarchical Bayesian approaches. (2009) Ecology Letters 12:641-651.

Price, C.A. and B.J. Enquist. Comment on Coomes et al. “Scaling of xylem vessels and veins within the leaves of oak species” (2009) Biology Letters 5:380.

Price, C.A., B.J. Enquist and V.M. Savage. A general model for allometric covariation in botanical form and function. (2007) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 (32): 13204-13209.

Price, C.A. and B.J. Enquist. Scaling of mass and morphology in Dicotyledonous leaves: an extension of the WBE model. (2007) Ecology 88(5): 1132–1141.

Enquist, B.J., A. J. Kerkhoff, M. McCarthy, S. Stark, N. Swenson and C.A. Price. A general integrative model for scaling plant growth, carbon flux, and functional traits spectra. (2007) Nature 449:218-222.

Enquist, BJ., A.P. Allen, J.H. Brown, J.F. Gillooly, A. Kerkhoff, K.J. Niklas, C.A. Price, and G.B. West (2007) Reply to Reich et al. 2006 – Does the exception prove the rule? Nature 445:E9-E10.

Price, C.A. and B.J. Enquist (2006) Scaling of mass and morphology in plants with minimal branching: an extension of the WBE model. Functional Ecology 20:11-20.

Price, C.A. and J.F. Weltzin  (2003) Managing non-native plant populations through intensive community restoration in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A. Restoration Ecology 11:351-358.


L. Trevenen, L. R. Standish, C. Price, and R. Hobbs (2017) Restoration and Resilience. In: Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration, pp. 509-521. Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Abingdon-on-Thames.

Price, C.A. (2014). The metabolic theory of ecology: advances and retreats in formulating a general theory for ecology. In: Mucina, L., Price, J.N. & Kalwij, J.M. (eds.), Biodiversity and vegetation: patterns, processes, conservation, pp. 51-52. Kwongan Foundation, Perth, AU.

Price, C.A. and R. Munns. (chapter editors) (2014) Growth analysis: a quantitative approach. In Plants in Action, 2nd Edition. Macmillan, Melbourne.

Price, C.A. (2012) LEAF GUI: analyzing the geometry of veins and areoles using image segmentation algorithms. In J. Normanly (Ed,), High-Throughput Phenotyping in Plants: Methods and Protocols, Springer, New York.


Price, C.A. and J. F. Weltzin (2000) The efficacy of prairie restoration in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Research report to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Vegetation Management Division.

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