David Eissenstat

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management

Research Summary

Biogeochemistry of soil-plant interactions, land use impacts on water and forests, and climate change ecology. Root biology: ecology of root lifespan, nutrient foraging by mycorrhizal roots, and belowground phenology in a warming Arctic.

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Recent Publications

Undervine groundcover substantially increases shallow but not deep soil carbon in a temperate vineyard

Fleishman, S. M., Bock, H. W., Eissenstat, D. M. & Centinari, M., Jun 15 2021, In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 313, 107362.

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The hierarchy of root branching order determines bacterial composition, microbial carrying capacity and microbial filtering

King, W. L., Yates, C. F., Guo, J., Fleishman, S. M., Trexler, R. V., Centinari, M., Bell, T. H. & Eissenstat, D. M., Dec 2021, In: Communications Biology. 4, 1, 483.

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Limiting similarity shapes the functional and phylogenetic structure of root neighborhoods in a subtropical forest

Luo, W., Lan, R., Chen, D., Zhang, B., Xi, N., Li, Y., Fang, S., Valverde-Barrantes, O. J., Eissenstat, D. M., Chu, C. & Wang, Y., Jan 2021, In: New Phytologist. 229, 2, p. 1078-1090 13 p.

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Remarkable Similarity in Timing of Absorptive Fine-Root Production Across 11 Diverse Temperate Tree Species in a Common Garden

Withington, J. M., Goebel, M., Bułaj, B., Oleksyn, J., Reich, P. B. & Eissenstat, D. M., Jan 28 2021, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 623722.

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Warming and grazing interact to affect root dynamics in an alpine meadow

Wu, Y., Zhu, B., Eissenstat, D. M., Wang, S., Tang, Y. & Cui, X., Feb 2021, In: Plant and Soil. 459, 1-2, p. 109-124 16 p.

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Tree‐induced alterations to soil properties and rhizoplane‐associated bacteria following 23 years in a common garden

Yates, C. F., Guo, J., Bell, T. H., Fleishman, S. M., Bock, H. W., Trexler, R. V., Eissenstat, D. M. & Centinari, M., Apr 2021, In: Plant and Soil. 461, 1-2, p. 591-602 12 p.

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Topographic and Host Effects on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal and Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities in a Forested Watershed

Chen, W., Koide, R. T. & Eissenstat, D. M., Dec 2020, In: Ecosystems. 23, 8, p. 1537-1546 10 p.

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Belowground responses of woody plants to nitrogen addition in a phosphorus-rich region of northeast China

Guo, J., Gao, Y., Eissenstat, D. M., He, C. & Sheng, L., Feb 1 2020, In: Trees - Structure and Function. 34, 1, p. 143-154 12 p.

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On characterizing root function in perennial horticultural crops

Lavely, E. K., Chen, W., Peterson, K. A., Klodd, A. E., Volder, A., Marini, R. P. & Eissenstat, D. M., Sep 1 2020, In: American journal of botany. 107, 9, p. 1214-1224 11 p.

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Bark decomposition in white oak soil outperforms eastern hemlock soil, while bark type leads to consistent changes in soil microbial composition

Malik, R. J., Trexler, R. V., Eissenstat, D. M. & Bell, T. H., Oct 1 2020, In: Biogeochemistry. 150, 3, p. 329-343 15 p.

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