My research focuses on physiological responses to high temperatures, drought stress and changes in CO2 concentration, with the goal of determining the mechanisms underpinning plant responses to global change at molecular and biochemical scales and the implications of these responses for the larger community and ecosystem scales.
Degrees and Institutions
BSc, University of Toronto, 2002
PhD, University of Toronto, 2008
Biology 2601 - Organismal Physiology
Biology 3603 - Ecophysiology of Plants
Sack L, Ball M, Brodersen C, Donovan L, Davis S, Des Marais D, Givnish T, Hacke U, Huxman T, Jansen S, Jacobsen AL, Johnson D, Koch G, Maurel C, McCulloh K, McDowell NG, McElrone A, Meinzer FC, Melcher PJ, North GB, Pellegrini M, Pockman W, Pratt RB, Santiago LS, Savage J, Scoffoni C, Sevanto S, Sperry JS, Tyerman S, Way D and Holbrook NM. (In press) Plant hydraulics as a central hub integrating plants and ecosystems: meeting report for “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Hydraulics” (Washington, DC, May 2015). Plant, Cell & Environment.
Kroner Y and Way DA. (In press) Carbon fluxes acclimate more strongly to elevated growth temperatures than to elevated CO2 concentrations in a northern conifer. Global Change Biology.
Stinziano JR, Hüner NPH and Way DA. (2015) Warming delays autumn declines in photosynthetic capacity in a boreal conifer, Norway spruce (Picea abies). Tree Physiology 35:1303-1313.
Quentin A, Pinkard L, Ryan M, Tissue D, Baggett L, Adams H, Maillard P, Marchand J, Landhausser S, Lacointe A, Gibon Y, Anderegg W, Asao S, Atkin O, Bonhomme M, Clay C, Chow P, Clement-Vidal A, Dickman L, Galiano L, Grungweig J, Hartmann H, Hoch G, Koike T, Kuhlmann I, Lloret F, Maestro M, Mansfield S, Martinez-Vilalta J, Maucourt M, McDowell N, Moing A, Muller B, Nebauer S, Niinemets U, Palacio S, Piper F, Raveh E, Richter A, Rolland G, Rosas T, Saint-Joanis B, Sala A, Smith R, Sterck F, Stinziano J, Unda F, Watanabe M, Way D and Woodruff D. (2015) Assessing non-structural carbohydrates: can results be quantitatively compared among labs? Tree Physiology 35:1146-1165.
Way DA, Holly C, Bruhn D, Ball MC and Atkin OK. (2015) Diurnal and seasonal variation in light and dark respiration in Eucalyptus pauciflora from contrasting light environments. Tree Physiology 35:840-849.
Creed IF, Lutz B, Hwang T and Way DA. (2015) Climate warming causes intensification of the hydrological cycle in northern forests. Hydrological Processes 29:3519-3534.
Way DA and Long SP. (2015) Climate-smart agriculture and forestry: maintaining plant productivity in a changing world while minimizing production system effects on climate. Plant, Cell & Environment 38: 1683-1685.
Way DA and Montgomery R. (2015) Photoperiod constraints on tree migration in a warmer world. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:1725-1736.
Moshelion M, Halperin O, Wallach R, Oren R and Way DA. (2015) The role of aquaporins in determining transpiration and photosynthesis in water-stressed plants: crop water-use efficiency, growth and yield. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:1785-1793.
Attia Z, Domec J-C, Oren R, Way DA* and Moshelion M. (2015) Growth and physiological responses of isohydric and anisohydric poplars to drought. Journal of Experimental Botany 66:4373-4381. *Corresponding author
Way DA, Oren R and Kroner Y. (2015) The space-time continuum: the effects of elevated CO2 and temperature on trees and the importance of scaling. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:991-1007.