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Claro de Souza M., Williams T.C.R., Poschenrieder C., Jansen S., Ongaro Pinheiro M.H., Pinheiro Soares I., Cesar Franco A. Calcicole behaviour of Callisthene fasciculata Mart., an Al accumulating species from Brazilian Cerrado. Plant Biology doi:10.1111/plb.13036.

DeSoto L., Cailleret M., Sterck F., Jansen S., Kramer K., Robert E.M.R., Aakala T., Amoroso M., Bigler C., Camarero J.J., Čufar K., Gea-Izquierdo G., Gillner S., Haavik L.J., Hereş A.-N., Kane J., Kharuk V.I., Kitzberger T., Klein T., Levanič T., Linares J.C., Mäkinen H., Oberhuber W., Papadopoulos A., Rohner B., Sangüesa-Barreda G.,  Stojanovic D.B., Suárez M.L., Villalba R., Martinez-Vilalta J. (2020) Low growth resilience to drought is related to future mortality risk in trees. Nature Communications 11: 545.

Kattge J., Bönich G., Díaz S. et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119-188.

Kotowska M.M., Thom R., Zhang Y., Schenk H.J., Jansen S. (2020) Within-tree variability and sample storage effects of bordered pit membranes in xylem of Acer pseudoplatanus. Trees - Structure and Function 34: 61-71.

Thomas H.J.D.1, Bjorkman A.D., Myers-Smith I.H., Elmendorf S.C., Kattge J., Diaz S., Vellend M., Blok D., Cornelissen J.H.C., Forbes B.C., Henry G.H.R., Hollister R.D., Normand S., Prevéy J.S., Rixen C., Schaepman-Strub G., Wilmking M., Wipf S., Cornwell W.K., Beck P.S.A., Georges D., Goetz S.J., Guay K.C., Rüger N., Soudzilovskaia N.A., Spasojevic M.J., Alatalo J.M., Alexander H.D., Anadon-Rosell A., Angers-Blondin S., te Beest M., Berner L.T., Bjork R.G., Buchwal A., Buras A., Carbognani M., Christie K.S., Collier L.S., Cooper E.J., Eberling B., Eskelinen A., Frei E.R., Grau O., Grogan P., Hallinger M., Heijmans M.M.P.D., Hermanutz L., Hudson J.M.G., Johnstone J.F., Hülber K., Iturrate-Garcia M., Iversen C.M., Jaroszynska F., Kaarlejarvi E., Kulonen A., Lamarque L.J., Lantz T., Lévesque E., Little C.J., Michelsen A., Milbau A., Nabe-Nielsen J., Nielsen S.S., Ninot J.M., Oberbauer S.F., Olofsson J., Onipchenko V.G., Petraglia A., Rumpf S.B., Shetti R., Speed J.D.M., Suding K.N., Tape K.D., Tomaselli M., Trant A.J., Treier U.A., Tremblay M., Venn S.E., Vowles T., Weijers S., Wookey P.A., Zamin T.J., Bahn M., Blonder B., van Bodegom P.M., Bond-Lamberty B., Campetella G., Cerabolini B.E.L., Chapin F.S. III, Craine J.M., Dainese M., Green W.A., Jansen S., Kleyer M., Manning P., Niinemets Ü., Onoda Y., Ozinga W.A., Peñuelas J., Poschlod P., Reich P.B., Sandel B., Schamp B.S., Sheremetiev S.N., de Vries F.T. (In press). Global plant trait relationships extend to the climatic extremes of the tundra biome. Nature Communications.

Yang J., Michaud J., Jansen S., Schenk H.J., Zuo Y. (In press) Dynamic surface tentions of xylem sap lipids. Tree Physiology.

Zhang Y., Matei T., Kotowska M., Weber M., Klepsch M.M., Schenk H.J., Walter P., Schmidt V., Jansen S. (2020) High porosity with tiny pore constrictions and unbending pathways characterise the 3D structure of intervessel pit membranes in angiosperm xylem. Plant, Cell and Environment 43:116-130




Beikircher B., Losso A., Gemassmer M., Jansen S., Mayr S. (2019) Does fertilisation explain the extraordinary hydraulic behaviour of apple trees? Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 1915-1925.

Bortolami G., Gambetta G.A., Delzon S., Lamarque L.J., Pouzoulet J., Badel E., Burlett R., Charrier G., Cochard H., Dayer S., Jansen S., King A., Lecomte P., Lens F., Torres-Ruiz J.M., Delmas C.E.L. (2019). Exploring the Hydraulic Failure Hypothesis of Esca Leaf Symptom Formation. Plant Physiology 181: 1163-1174

Bruelheide et al. (2018): sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science 30:

Cailleret M., Dakos V., Jansen, S., Robert E., Aakala T., Amoroso M., Antos J., Bigler C., Bugmann H., Caccianiga M., Camarero J.J., Cherubini P., Coyea M., Cufar K., Das A., Davi H., Gea-Izquierdo G., Gillner S., Haavik L., Hartmann H., Heres A.-M., Hultine K., Janda P., Kane J., Kharuk V., Kitzberger T., Klein T., Levanic T., Linares J., Lombardi F., Mäkinen H., Mészáros I., Metsaranta J., Oberhuber W., Papadopoulos A., Petritan A.M., Rohner B., Sangüesa-Barreda G., Smith J., Stan A., Stojanovic D., Suarez M.-L., Svoboda M., Trotsiuk V., Villalba R., Westwood A., Wyckoff P., Martínez-Vilalta J. (2019) Early-warning signals of individual tree mortality based on annual radial growth. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01964.

Flores-Moreno H., Fazayeli F.Banerjee A., Datta A., Kattge J., Butler E., Atkin O., Whythers K., Chen M., Anand, M., Bahn M., Byun C., Cornelissen J., Craine J., González-Melo A., Hattingh W., Jansen S., Kraft N., Kramer K., Laughlin D., Minden V., Niinemets Ü., Onipchenko V., Penuelas J., Soudzilovskaia N., Reich P. (2019) Robustness of trait connections across environmental gradients and growth forms. Journal of Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 1806-1826.

Jansen S., S.A.M. McAdam (2019) Pits with aspiration explain life expectance of a conifer species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116: 14794-14796.

Kaack L., Altaner C.M., Carmesin C., Diaz A., Holler M., Kranz K., Neusser G., Odstrcil M., Schenk H.J., Schmidt V., Weber M., Zhang Y., Jansen S (In press) Function and three dimensional structure of intervessel pit membranes in angiosperm xylem: a review. IAWA J 40: 673-702.

Lamarque L., Delzon S., Toups H., Gravel A.-I., Corso D., Badel E., Burlett R., Charrier G., Cochard H., Jansen S., King A., Torres-Ruiz J., Pouzoulet J., Cramer G., Thompson A., Gambetta G. (2019) Over-accumulation of abscisic acid in transgenic tomato plants increases the risk of hydraulic failure. Plant, Cell and Environment DOI: 10.1111/pce.13703.

Medeiros J.S., Lens F., Maherali H., Jansen S.  Vestured pits and scalariform perforation plate morphology modify the relationships between angiosperm vessel traits, climate and maximum plant height. New Phytologist 221: 1802-1813.

Menuccini M., Rosas T., Rowland L., Choat B., Cornelissen J., Jansen S., Kramer K., Lepenas A., Manzoni S., Niinemets Ü., Reich P., Schrodt F., Soudzilovskaia N., Wright I., Martínez-Vilalta J. (2019) Leaf economics and xylem hydraulics drive leaf/wood area ratios. New Phytologist 224: 1544-1556

Morris H., Hietala A.M., Jansen S., Ribera J., Rosner S., Salmeia K., Schwarze F. (2019) Using the CODIT model to explain secondary metabolites of the xylem in defence systems of temperate trees to decay fungi. Annals of Botany

Pereira L., Bittencourt P.R.L., Pacheco V.S., Miranda M.T., Zhang Y., Oliveira R.S., Groenendijk P., Machado E.C., Tyree M.T., Jansen S., Rowland L., Ribeiro R.V. (2019). The Pneumatron: an automated pneumatic apparatus for estimating xylem embolism resistance at high resolution. Plant, Cell and Environment 43: 131-142.

Plavcová L, Gallenmüller F, Morris H, Khatamirad M, Jansen S., Speck T. (2019) Mechanical properties and structure-function trade-offs in secondary xylem of young roots and stems. Journal of Experimental Botany 70: 3679-3691

Shiklomanov A.N., Cowdery E.M., Bahn M., Burrascano S., Byun C., Craine J., Gonzalez-Melo A., Gutiérrez A.G., Jansen S., Kraft N., Kramer K., Minden V., Niinemets Ü., Onoda Y., Pladevall C., Sosinski E., Soudzilovskaia N., Dietze M.C. (2019) Does the leaf economic spectrum hold within plant functional types? A Bayesian multivariate trait meta-analysis. Ecological Applications doi 10.1002/eap.2064

Wei L., Xu C., Hang Zhou, Jansen S., Zhoe H., Christoffersen B.O., Pockman W.T., Middleton R.S., Marshall J.D., McDowell N.G. (2019) A heuristic classification of woody plants based on contrasting shade and drought strategies: avoidance and tolerance. Tree Physiology 39: 767-781

Zheng J., Zhao X., Morris H., Jansen S. (2019) Phylogeny best explains latitudinal patterns of xylem tissue fractions for woody angiosperm species across China. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, Article 556: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00556.


Andregg W.R.L., Wolf A., Aragao-Velez A., Choat B., Chmura D.J., Jansen S., Kolb T., Li S., Meinzer F., Pita P., Resco de Dios V., Sperry J.S., Wolfe B.T., Pacala S. (2018) Woody plants optimise stomatal behaviour relative to hydraulic risk. Ecology Letters 21: 968-977.

Guha A., Chhajed S., Choudhury S., Sunny R., Jansen S., Barua D. (2018) Hydraulic anatomy affects genotypic variation in plant water use and shows differential organ specific plasticity to drought in Sorghum bicolor L. Environmental and Experimental Botany 156: 25-37.

Hartmann H., Anderegg W.R.L., Moura C.F., Ruehr N.K., Salmon Y., Allen C., Arndt S., Breshears D.D., Davi H., Galbraith D., Ruthrof K.X., Wunder J., Adams H., Bloemen J., Cailleret M., Cobb R., Gessler A., Grams T., Jansen S., Lloret F., O’Brien M. (2018) Research frontiers for improving our understanding of drought-induced tree and forest mortality. New Phytologist 218: 15-28.

Jansen S., Klepsch M., Li S., Kotowska M.M., Schiele S., Zhang Y., Schenk H.J. Challenges in understanding air-seeding in angiosperm xylem. Acta Horticulturae 1222: 13-20. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1222.3

Klepsch M., Zhang Y., Kotowska M.M., Lamarque L.J., Nolf M., Schuldt B., Torres-Ruiz J.M., Qin D., Choat B., Delzon S., Scoffoni C., Cao K.-F., Jansen S.  Is xylem in angiosperm leaves more vulnerable to embolism than branches? Insights based on microCT of leaves, stem hydraulics, and bordered pit anatomy.Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 5611-5623.

Lamarque L.L., Corso D., Torres-Ruiz J.M., Badel E., Brodribb T.J., Burlett R., Charrier G., Choat B., Cochard H., Gambetta G.A., Jansen S., King A., Lenoir N., Martin-StPaul N., Steppe K., Van den Bulcke J., Zhang Y., Delzon S. (2018). An inconvenient truth about xylem resistance to embolism in the model species for refilling Laurus nobilis L. Annals of Forest Science 75: 88.

Link R.M., Schuldt B., Choat B., Jansen S., Cobb A.R. (2018) Maximum-likelihood estimation of xylem vessel length distributions. Journal of Theoretical Biology 455: 329-341.

Morris H., Plavcová L., Gorai M., Klepsch M., Kotowska M., Schenk H.J., Jansen S. (2018) Vessel-associated cells in angiosperm xylem: highly specialized living cells at the symplast-apoplast boundary. American Journal of Botany 105: 153-162.

Pereira L., Borges D.N.A.F., Bittencourt P.R.L., Mayer J.L.S., Kiyota E., Araújo P., Jansen S., Freitas R.O., Oliveira R.S.O., Mazzafera P..  Infrared Nanospectroscopy Reveals the Chemical Nature of Pit Membranes in Water-Conducting Cells of the Plant Xylem . Plant Physiology 177: 1629-1638.

Pereira L., Domingues-Junior A.P., Jansen S., Choat B., Marrafera P. (2018) Is embolism resistance in plant xylem associated with quantity and characteristics of lignin? Trees: 32: 349-358.

Rosner S., Gierlinger N., Klepsch M., Karlsson B., Evans R., Lundgren S.-O., Světlík J., Børja I., Dalsgaard L., Andreassen K., Solberg S., Jansen S. (2018) Hydraulic and mechanical dysfunction of Norway spruce sapwood due to extreme summer drought in Scandinavia. Forest Ecology and Management 409: 527-540.

Schenk H.J., Espino S., Rich-Cavazos S.M., Jansen S. (2018). From the sap’s perspective: The nature of vessel surfaces in angiosperm xylem. American Journal of Botany 105: 174-187.

Scoffoni C., Albuquerque C., Fletcher L.R., Buckley T.N., Bartlett M., Caringella M.A., Brodersen C.R., Jansen S., Cochard H., McElrone A.J., Sack L. (2018). The causes of leaf hydraulic vulnerability and its influence on gas exchange in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology 178: 1584-1601.

Zhang Y., Lamarque L.J., Torres-Ruiz J.M., Schudt B., Karimi Z., Li S., Qin D.-W., Bittencourt P., Burlett R., Cao K.-F., Delzon S., Oliveira R., Pereira L., Jansen S. (2018) Testing the plant pneumatic method to estimate xylem embolism resistance in stems of temperate trees. Tree Physiology 38: 1016-1025.


Andregg W.R.L., Wolf A., Aragao-Velez A., Choat B., Chmura D.J., Jansen S., Kolb T., Li S., Meinzer F., Pita P., Resco de Dios V., Sperry J.S., Wolfe B.T., Pacala S. (2017) Plant water potential improves prediction of stomatal models. PLoS ONE 12(10): e0185481,

Butler E.E., Abhirup D., Flores-Moreno H., Fazayeli F., Chen M., Wythers K.R., Banerjee A., Atkin O.K., Kattge J., Amiaud B., Blonder B., Boenisch G., Bond-Lamberty B., Brown K., Byun C., Campetella G., Cerabolini B.E.L., Cornelissen J.H.C., Craine J.M., Craven D., de Vries F., Diaz S., Forey E., Gonzalez A., Gross N., Han W., Hattingh W.N., Hickler T., Jansen S., Kramer K., Kraft N.J.B., Kurokawa H., Laughlin D., Meir P., Minden V., Niinemets Ü., Onoda Y., Peñuelas J., Read Q., Valladares Ros F., Sack L., Schamp B., Soudzilovskaia N., Spasojevic M.J., Sosinski E., van Bodegom P., Thornton P., van Bodegom P., Williams M., Reich P.B. (2017) Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions. PNAS DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708984114.

Li S., Jansen S. (2017) The root cambium ultrastructure during drought-stress in Corylus avellana L. IAWA Journal 38: 67-80.

Morris H., Gillingham M.A.F., Plavcová L., Gleason S.M., Olson M.E., Coomes D.A., Fichtler E., Klepsch M.M., Martínez-Cabrera H.I., McGlinn D.J., Wheeler E.A., Zheng J., Ziemínska K., Jansen S. (2017) Vessel diameter is related to amount and spatial arrangement of axial parenchyma in woody angiosperms. Plant, Cell and Environment 41: 245-260.

O’Brien M.J., Engelbrecht B., Joswig J., Pereyra G., Schuldt B., Jansen S., Kattge J., Landhäusser S., Levick S.R., Preisler Y., Väänänen P., Macinnis-Ng C. (2017) A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across climatic zones. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Rakic T., Jansen S., Rancic D. (2017) Anatomical specificities of two paleoendemic flowering desiccation tolerant species of the genus Ramonda (Gesneriaceae). Flora 233: 186-193.

Schenk H. J., Espino S., Romo D.M., Nima N., Do A.Y.T., Michaud J.M., Papahadjopoulos-Sternberg B., Yang J., Zuo Y.Y., Steppe K., Jansen S. (2017). Xylem surfactants introduce a new element to the cohesion-tension theory. Plant Physiology 173: 1177-1196.

Schmitt M, Mehltreter K., Sundue M., Testo W., Watanabe T., Jansen S. (2017) The evolution of aluminium accumulation in ferns and lycophytes. American Journal of Botany 104: 573-583.

Torres-Ruiz J.M., Cochard H., Choat B., Jansen S., Tomášková I., Padilla-Díaz C.M., Badel E., Burlett R., King A., Lenoir N., Martin-StPaul N.K., Delzon S. (2017) Xylem resistance to embolism: presenting a simple diagnostic test for the open-vessel artefact. New Phytologist 215: 489-499.

Zhang Y., Klepsch M., Jansen S. (2017) Bordered pits in xylem of vesselless angiosperms and their possible misinterpretation as perforation plates. Plant, Cell and Environment doi: 10.1111/pce.13014.


Anderegg W.R.L., Klein T., Bartlett M., Sack L., Pellegrini A., Jansen S. (In press) Hydraulic traits explain across-species patterns of drought-induced tree mortality. PNAS.

Bouche P., Delzon S., Choat B., Badel E., Brodribb T.J., Burlett R., Charra-Vaskou K., Cochard H., Lavigne B., Li S., Mayr S., Morris H., Torres Ruiz J.M., Zufferey V., Jansen S. (2016) Are needles of Pinus pinaster more vulnerable to xylem embolism than branches? New insights from X-ray computed tomography. Plant Cell & Environment doi 10.1111/pce.12680.

Bouche P.S., Jansen S., Cruz Sabalera J., Cochard H., Burlett R., Delzon S. (In press) Intra-tree variation in resistance to cavitation is remarkably low in four Pinaceae species. Annals of Forest Science.

Choat B., Badel E., Burlett R., Delzon S., Cochard H., Jansen S. (2016) Non-invasive measurement of vulnerability to drought induced embolism by X-ray Microtomography. Plant Physiology 170: 273–282.

Jupa R., Plavcová L., Gloser V., Jansen S. (In press) Linking xylem water storage with anatomical parameters in five temperate tree species. Tree Physiology.

Klepsch M., Lange A., Angeles G., Mehltreter K., Jansen S. (2016) The hydraulic architecture of petioles and leaves in tropical fern species under different levels of canopy openness. International Journal of Plant Sciences 177: 209-216.

Li S., Feifel M., Karimi Z., Schuldt B., Choat B., Jansen S. (2016) Leaf gas exchange performance and the lethal water potential of five European species during drought. Tree Physiology 10.1093/treephys/tpv117.

Li S., Lens F., Espino S., Karimi Z., Klepsch M., Schenk H.J., Schmitt M., Schuldt B., Jansen S. (2016) Intervessel pit membrane thickness as a key determinant of embolism resistance in angiosperm xylem. IAWA Journal. DOI 10.1163/22941932-20160128.

Morris H., Jansen S. (In press) Secondary xylem parenchyma - from classical terminology to functional traits. IAWA Journal.

Morris H., Plavcová L., Cvecko P., Fichtler E., Gillingham M.A.F., Martínez-Cabrera H.I., McGlynn D.J., Wheeler E., Zheng J., Ziemińska K., Jansen S. (2016) A global analysis of parenchyma tissue fractions in secondary xylem of seed plants. New Phytologist 209: 1553-1565.

Plavcová L., Hoch G., Morris H., Ghiasi S., Jansen S. (2016) The amount of parenchyma and living fibres affects storage of non-structural carbohydrates in young stems and roots of temperate trees. American Journal of Botany: 10.3732/ajb.1500489

Sack L., Ball M.C., Brodersen C., Davis S.D., Des Marais D.L., Donovan L.A., Givnish T.J., Hacke U.W., Huxman T., Jansen S., Jacobsen A., Johnson D., Koch G.W., Maurel C., McCulloh K., McDowell N., McElrone A., Meinzer F.C., Melcher P.J., North G., Pellegrini M., Pockman W.T., Pratt B., Santiago L., Savage J., Scoffoni C., Sevanto S., Sperry J., Tyerman S.D., Way D., Holbrook N.M. (2016) Plant hydraulics as a central hub integrating plants and ecosystems: meeting report for “Emerging Frontiers in Plant Hydraulics” (Washington, DC, May 2015). Plant, Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.12732.

Schmitt M., Boras S., Tjoa A., Watanabe T., Jansen S. (2016) Aluminium accumulation and intratree distribution patterns in three Arbor aluminosa (Symplocos) species from Central Sulawesi. PLOS ONE 11(2): e0149078.

Schuldt B., Knutzen F., Delzon S., Jansen S., Müller-Haubold H., Burlett R., Clough Y., Leuschner C. (2016). How adaptable is the hydraulic system of European beech in the face of climate change-related precipitation reduction? New Phytologist 201: 443-458.


Bouche P.S., Jansen S., Cochard H., Burlett R., Capdeville G., Delzon S. (2015) Embolism resistance of conifer roots can be accurately measured with the flow-centrifuge method. Journal of Plant Hydraulics 2: 002.

Gleason S.M., Westoby M., Jansen S., Choat B., Hacke U.G., Pratt R.B., Bhaskar R., Brodribb T.J., Bucci S.J., Cao K.-F., Cochard J., Delzon S., Domec J.-C., Fan Z.-X., Feild T.S., Jacobsen A.L., Johnson D.M., Lens F., Maherali H., Martínez-Vilalta J., Mayr S., McCulloh K.A., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Morris H., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Plavcová L., Schreiber S.G., Sperry J.S., Wright I.J., Zanne A.E. (2015) Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world’s woody plant species. New Phytologist 209: 123-136.

Hartmann H., Adams H.D., Anderegg W.R.L., Jansen S., Zeppel M. (2015) Research frontiers in drought-induced tree mortality: crossing scales and disciplines. New Phytologist 205: 965-969.

Jansen S., Schenk H. J. (2015) On the ascent of sap in the presence of bubbles. American Journal of Botany 102: 1-3.

Jansen S., Schuldt B., Choat B. (2015) Current controversies and challenges in applying plant hydraulic techniques. New Phytologist. 205: 961-964.

Schenk J.H., Steppe K., Jansen S. (2015) Nanobubbles: a new paradigm for air-seeding in xylem. Trends in Plant Science doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2015.01.008.


Scholz A., Stein A., Choat B., Jansen S. (2014) How drought and deciduousness shape xylem plasticity in three Costa Rican species. Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 35: 337-355.

Dute R.R., Bowen L.A., Schier S., Vevon A.G., Best T.L., Auad M., Elder T., Bouche P., Jansen S. (2014) Pit membranes of Ephedra resemble gymnosperms more than angiosperms. International Journal of Wood Anatomists Journal 35: 217-235.

Torres-Ruiz J.M., Jansen S., Choat B., McElrone A.J., Cochard H., Brodribb T.J., Badel E., Burlett R., Bouche P.S., Brodersen C.R., Li S., Morris H., Delzon S. (2014) Direct micro-CT observation confirms the induction of embolism upon xylem cutting under tension. Plant Physiology doi:10.1104/pp.114.249706.

Bouche P.S., Larter M.,Domec J.C., Burlett R., Gasson P., Jansen S., Delzon S. (2014) A broad survey of hydraulic and mechanical safetyin the xylem of conifers. Journal of Experimental Botanydoi:10.1093/jxb/eru218.

Brodersen C., Jansen S., Choat B., Rico C., Pittermann J. (2014) Cavitation resistance in seedless vascular plants: the structure and function of interconduit pit membranes. Plant Physiology 165: 895-904.

Jansen S., Nardini A. (2014) From systematics to ecological wood anatomy and finally plant hydraulics: are we making progress in understanding xylem evolution? New Phytologist 203: 12-15.

Maejima E., Hiradate S., Jansen S., Osaki M., Watanabe T. (2014) Comparative analysis of aluminum accumulation in leaves of three angiosperm species. Botany 92: 327-331.

Tixier A., Herbette S., Jansen S., Capron M., Tordjeman P., Cochard H., Badel E. (2014) Modelling the mechanical behaviour of pit membranes in bordered pits with respect to cavitation resistance in angiosperms. Annals of Botany doi:10.1093/aob/mcu109.


Cochard H., Badel E., Herbette S., Delzon S., Choat B., Jansen S. (2013) Methods for measuring plant vulnerability to cavitation: a critical review. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 4779-4791.

Nardini A., Jansen S. (2013) Hydraulic engineering of the angiosperm leaf: do the Baileyan trends in perforation plate evolution account for the origin of high vein density? New Phytologist 199: 627-629.

Lens F., Tixier A., Cochard H., Sperry J.S., Jansen S., Herbette S. (2013) Embolism resistance as a key mechanism to understand adaptive plant strategies to drought. Current Opinion in Plant Biology16: 287-292.

Plavcová LO., Jansen S., Klepsch M., Hacke U.G. (2013) Nobody’s perfect: flaws in pit structure influence vulnerability to cavitation. Frontiers in Plant Science volume 4 (453): 1-6.

Scholz A., Klepsch M., Karimi Z., Jansen S. (2013) How to quantify conduits in wood? Frontiers in Plant Science 4 (56): 1-11.

Scholz A., Rabaey D., Stein A., Cochard H., Smets E., Jansen S. (2013) The evolution and function of vessel and pit characters with respect to cavitation resistance across 10 Prunus species. Tree Physiology 33: 684-694.

Tixier A., Cochard H., Badel E., DusotoitCoucaud A., Jansen S., Herbette S. (2013) Arabidopsis thaliana as a model species for xylem hydraulics: does size matter? Journal of Experimental Botany 8: 2295-2305.


Choat B., Jansen S., Brodribb T.J., Cochard H., Delzon S., Bhaskar R., Bucci S., Feild T.S., Gleason S.M., Hacke U.G., Jacobsen A.L., Lens F., Maherali H., Martinez-Vilalta J., Mayr S., Mencuccini M., Mitchell P.J., Nardini A., Pittermann J., Pratt R.B., Sperry J.S., Westoby M., Wright I.J., Zanne A. (2012) Global convergence in the vulnerability of forests to drought. Nature.

Nardini A., Dimasi F., Klepsch M., Jansen S. (2012) Ion-mediated enhancement of xylem hydraulic conductivity in four Acer species: relationships with ecological and anatomical features. Tree Physiology doi:10.1093/treephys/tps107

Fonti P., Jansen S. (2012) Xylem plasticity in response to climate. New Phytologist 195: 734-736.

Jansen S., Lamy J.-B., Burlett R., Cochard H., Gasson P., Delzon S. (2012) Plasmodesmatal pores in the torus of bordered pit membranes affect cavitation resistance of conifer xylem. Plant, Cell and Environment DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02476.x


Brodersen C.R., Lee E.F., Choat B., Jansen S., Phillips R.J., Shackel K.A., McElrone A.J. & M.A.Matthews (2011) Automated analysis of 3D xylem networks using high resolution computed tomography. New Phytologist 191: 1168-1179.

Cunningham A.B., Made Maduarta I., Howe J., Ingram W. & S. Jansen (2011). Hanging by a thread: natural metallic mordant processes in traditional Indonesian textiles. Economic Botany 20: 1-19.

Gortan E., Nardini A., Salleo S. & S. Jansen (2011) Pit membrane chemistry influences the magnitude of ion-mediated enhancement of xylem hydraulic conductivity in four Lauraceae. Tree Physiology 31: 48-58.

Jacobs B., Geuten K., Pyck N., Huysmans S., Jansen S. & E. Smets (2011) Unravelling the phylogeny of Heptacodium and Zabelia: an interdisciplinary approach. Systematic Botany 36: 231-252.

Jansen S., Gortan E., Lens F., Lo Gullo M.A., Salleo S., Scholz A., Stein A., Trifilò P. & A. Nardini (2011) Do quantitative vessel and pit characters account for ion-mediated changes in the hydraulic conductance of angiosperm xylem? New Phytologist 189: 218-228.

Kattge J., Díaz S., Lavorel S. et al. (2011) TRY – a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17: 2905-2935.

Lens F., Sperry J.S., Christman M.A., Choat B., Rabaey D. & S. Jansen (2011). Testing hypotheses that link wood anatomy and ultrastructure to cavitation resistance in the genus Acer. New Phytologist 190: 709-723. (See commentary in New Phytologist 190: 509.)

Nardini A., Salleo S., Jansen S. (2011) More than just a vulnerable pipeline: xylem physiology in the light of ion-mediated regulation of plant water transport. Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/jxb/err208.

Sano Y., Morris H., Shimada H., Ronse De Craene L.P. & S. Jansen (2011) Anatomical features associated with water transport in imperforate tracheary elements of vessel-bearing angiosperms. Annals of Botany 107: 953-967.


Dute R., Patel J. & S. Jansen (2010) Torus-bearing pit membranes in Cercocarpus. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 31: 53-66.

Dute R., Rabaey D., Allison J. & S. Jansen (2010) Torus-bearing pit membranes in species of Osmanthus. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 31: 217-226.

Pittermann J., Choat B., Jansen S., Stuart S., Lynn L. & T. Dawson (2010) The Relationships between Xylem Safety and Hydraulic Efficiency in the Cupressaceae: The Evolution of Pit Membrane Form and Function. Plant Physiology 153: 1919-1931.

Rabaey D., Lens F., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2010) The phylogenetic significance of vestured pits in Boraginaceae. Taxon 59: 510-516.

Rancic D., Pekić Quarrie S., Radošević R., Terzić M., Pećinar M., Stikić R. & S. Jansen (2010) The application of various anatomical techniques for studying the hydraulic network in tomato fruit pedicels. Protoplasma 246: 25–31.




Chave J., Coomes D., Jansen S., Lewis S., Swenson N. & A. Zanne (2009) Towards a worldwide wood economics spectrum. Ecology Letters 12: 351-366.

Gil D., Hernàndez-Sabaté A., Brunat M., Jansen S., Martínez-Vilalta J. (2009) Structure-preserving smoothing of biomedical images. Lectures Notes in Computer Sciences 5702: 427-434.

Hacke U.G. & Jansen S. (2009) Embolism resistance of three boreal conifer species varies with pit structure. New Phytologist 182: 675-686. (See Commentary in New Phytologist 182: 557-560.)

Jansen S., Choat B. & Pletsers A. (2009) Morphological variation of intervessel pit membranes and implications to xylem function in angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 96: 409-419.

Lens F., Endress M.E., Baas P., Jansen S. & E. Smets (2009) Vessel grouping patterns in subfamilies Apocynoideae and Periplocoideae confirm phylogenetic value of wood structure within Apocynaceae. American Journal of Botany 96: 2168-2183.

Lens, F. & S. Jansen (2009) Wood and timber. Theophrastaceae. In: M.J. Jansen-Jacobs (ed.), Flora of the Guianas: series A, Phanerogams Fascicle 27: 148-151.

Oskolski A.A. & S. Jansen (2009) Distribution of scalariform and simple perforation plates within the vessel network in secondary xylem of Araliaceae and its implications for wood evolution. Plant Systematics and Evolution 278: 41-51.


Choat B., Cobb A. & S. Jansen (2008) Structure and function of bordered pits: new discoveries and impacts on whole plant hydraulic function. New Phytologist 177: 608-626.

Dute R.R., Jansen S., Holloway C. & K. Paris (2008) Torus-bearing pit membranes in selected species of the Oleaceae. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 79: 12-222.

Jansen S., Pletsers A., Rabaey D., Lens F. (2008) Vestured pits: a diagnostic character in the secondary xylem of Myrtales. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 20: 328-339.

Jansen S., Pletsers A. & Y. Sano. (2008) The effect of preparation techniques on SEM-imaging of pit membranes. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 29: 161-178.

Lens F., Endress M.E., Baas P., Jansen S., Smets E. (2008) Wood anatomy of Rauvolfioideae (Apocynaceae): a search for meaningful non-DNA characters at the tribal level. American Journal of Botany 95: 1199-1215.

Lens F., Kårehed J., Baas P., Jansen S., Rabaey D., Huysmans S., Hamann T. & E. Smets (2008) The wood anatomy of the polyphyletic Icacinaceae s.l. revisited within asterids. Taxon 57: 525-552.

Rabaey D., Huysmans S., Lens F., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2008) The micromorphology and systematic distribution of pit membrane thickenings in Oleaceae: tori and pseudo-tori. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 29: 409-424.

Rabaey D., Lens F., Huysmans S., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2008) The ultrastructure and development of pit membranes with plasmodesmata associated thickenings in secondary xylem. Protoplasma 233: 255-262.

Sano Y., Ohta T. & S. Jansen (2008) The distribution and structure of pits between vessels and non-perforate tracheary elements in angiosperm woods. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 29: 1-15.


Jansen S., Sano Y., Choat B., Rabaey D., Lens F. & R.R. Dute (2007) Pit membranes in imperforate tracheary elements of Rosaceae and related families: new records of tori and pseudo-tori. American Journal of Botany 94: 503-514.

 Lens F., Baas P., Jansen S. & E. Smets (2007) A search for phylogenetically informative wood characters within Lecythidaceae s.l. American Journal of Botany 94: 483-502.

 Lens F., Schönenberger J., Baas P., Jansen S. & E. Smets (2007) The role of wood anatomy in phylogeny reconstruction of Ericales. Cladistics 23: 229-254.

 Schmitz N., Jansen S., Verheyden A., Kairo J. G., Beeckman H. & N. Koedam (2007) Comparative anatomy of intervessel pits in two mangrove species growing along a natural salinity gradient in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Annals of Botany 100: 271-281.

 Stepanova A., Chavchavadze E.S. & S. Jansen (2007) Comparative wood anatomy of perennial shoots of Potentilla L. (Rosaceae). International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 28: 405-421.

 Watanabe T., Broadley M. R., Jansen S., White P. J., Takada J., Satake K., Takamatsu T., Tuah S. J. & M. Osaki (2007) Evolutionary control of leaf element composition in plants. New Phytologist 174: 516-523.


Watanabe T., Jansen S. & M. Osaki (2006) Al-Fe interactions and growth enhancement in Melastoma malabathricum and Miscanthus sinensis dominating acid sulphate soils.Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 2124-2132.

 Rabaey D., Lens F., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2006) The micromorphology of pit membranes in tracheary elements of Ericales: new records of tori or pseudo-tori? Annals of Botany 98: 943-951.

 Sano Y. & S. Jansen (2006) Perforated pit membranes in imperforate tracheary elements of some angiosperms. Annals of Botany 97: 1045-1053.


Lens F., Dressler S., Jansen S., Van Evelghem L. & E. Smets (2005) Relationships within balsaminoid Ericales: a wood anatomical approach. American Journal of Botany 92: 941-953.

Lens F., Jansen S., Caris P., Serlet L. & E. Smets (2005) Comparative wood anatomy of the primuloid clade (Ericales s.l.). Systematic Botany 30: 163-183.

Watanabe T., Jansen S. & M. Osaki (2005) The beneficial effect of Al and the role of citrate in Al accumulation in Melastoma malabathricum L. New Phytologist 165: 773-780.


Choat B., Jansen S., Zwieniecki M., Smets E. & N.M. Holbrook (2004) Changes in pit membrane porosity due to deflection and stretching: the role of vestured pits. Journal of Experimental Botany 55: 1569-1575.

Dute R.R., Martin A.L. & S. Jansen (2004) Intervascular pit membranes with tori in wood of Planera aquatica J.F.Gmel. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 75: 7-21.

Jansen S., Baas P., Gasson P., Lens F. & E. Smets (2004) Variation in xylem structure from tropics to tundra: evidence from vestured pits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101: 8833-8837. 

Jansen S., Choat B., Vinckier S., Lens F. Schols P. & E. Smets (2004) Intervascular pit membranes with a torus in the wood of Ulmus (Ulmaceae) and related genera. New Phytologist 163: 51-59. 

Jansen S., Watanabe T., Caris P., Geuten K., Lens F., Pyck N. & E. Smets (2004) The distribution of aluminium accumulating plants in Ericales. Plant Biology 6: 498-505.

Jansen S., Watanabe T., Dessein S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2004) The evolution of aluminium accumulation in angiosperms. In: Hemsley A. & I. Poole (eds.), Evolution of Plant Physiology. From whole plants to ecosystems. Chapter 23: 467-479. Elsevier Academic Press, London. (ISBN 0123395526).

Lens F., Kron K.A., Luteyn J.L., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2004) Comparative wood anatomy of the blueberry tribe (Vaccinieae, Ericaceae s.l.). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 91: 566-592.

Lens F., Luteyn J.L., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2004) Ecological trends in wood anatomy of Vaccinioideae (Ericaceae s.l.). Flora 199: 309-319.

Lens F., Smets E. & S. Jansen (2004) Comparative wood anatomy of Andromedeae s.s., Gaultherieae, Lyonideae and Oxydendreae (Vaccinioideae, Ericaceae s.l.). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 144: 161-179.


Baas P., Jansen S. & E.A. Wheeler (2003) Ecological adaptations and deep phylogenetic splits - evidence and questions from the secondary xylem. In: Stuessy T., Mayer V. & E. Hörandl (eds.), Deep Morphology, towards a renaissance of morphology in plant systematics. Chapter 11: 221-239. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag, Ruggell, Liechtenstein (ISBN 3-906166-07-4).

Jansen S., Baas P., Gasson, P. & E. Smets (2003) Vestured pits - do they promote safer water transport? International Journal of Plant Sciences 164: 405-413.

Jansen S., Haridasan M. & Smets E. (2003) Aluminum accumulation in flowering plants. In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2003: 11-13. McGraw-Hill, New York. (ISBN 0-07-141062-7).

Jansen S., Watanabe T., Dessein S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2003) A comparative study of metal levels in leaves of some Al accumulating Rubiaceae. Annals of Botany 91: 657-663.

Lens F., Smets E., Gasson P. & Jansen S. (2003) Comparative wood anatomy of epacrids (Styphelioideae, Ericaceae s.l.). Annals of Botany 91: 835-856.


Britez R.M., Watanabe T., Jansen S., Reissmann C.B. & M. Osaki (2002) The relationship between aluminium and silicon accumulation in leaves of Faramea marginata (Rubiaceae). New Phytologist 156: 437-444.

Dessein S., Jansen S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2002) A new species of Spermacoce (Rubiaceae) from the Manika high plateau (Katanga; R.D. Congo). Nordic Journal of Botany 22: 513-523.

Jansen S., Broadley M., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2002) Aluminium hyperaccumulation in angiosperms: a review of its phylogenetic significance. The Botanical Review 68: 235-269.

Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (2002) A survey of the systematic wood anatomy of the Rubiaceae. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 23: 1-67.

Jansen S., Watanabe T. & E. Smets (2002) Aluminium accumulation in leaves of 127 species in Melastomataceae with comments on the order Myrtales. Annals of Botany 90: 53-64.


Baas P., Jansen S. & E. Smets (2001) Vegetative anatomy and the relationships of Dirachma socotrana (Dirachmaceae). Systematic Botany 26: 231-241.

Dessein S., Jansen S., Huysmans H., Smets E. & E. Robbrecht (2001) A morphological and anatomical survey of Virectaria (Rubiaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 137: 1-29.

Jansen S., Baas P. & E. Smets (2001) Vestured pits: their occurrence and systematic importance in eudicots. Taxon 50:135-167.

Jansen S., Lens F., Ntore S., Piesschaert F., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2001) Contributions to the systematic wood anatomy of the Rubioideae (Rubiaceae). Journal of Plant Research 114: 269-289.

Piesschaert F., Jansen S., Jaimes I., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2001) Morphology, anatomy, and taxonomic position of Pagameopsis (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). Brittonia 53: 490-504.


Jansen S. (2000) Wood-anatomical descriptions of 2 cocobolo species. Journal of the International Wood Collectors Society 54: 4-5.

Jansen S., Baas P. & E. Smets (2000) Vestured pits in the Malvales s.l.: a character with taxonomic significance hidden in the secondary xylem. Taxon 49: 169-182.

Jansen S., Dessein S., Piesschaert F., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2000) Aluminium accumulation in leaves of Rubiaceae: systematic and phylogenetic implications. Annals of Botany 85: 91-101.

Jansen S., Piesschaert F. & E. Smets (2000) Wood anatomy of Elaeagnaceae, with comments on vestured pits. American Journal of Botany 87: 20-28.

Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (2000) Aluminium accumulation in Rubiaceae: an additional character for the delimitation of the subfamily Rubioideae? International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 21: 197-212.

Jansen S., Ronse Decraene L.P. & E. Smets (2000) On the wood and stem anatomy of Monococcus echinophorus F. Muell. (Phytolaccaceae s.l.). Systematics and Geography of Plants 70: 171-179.

Jansen S. & E. Smets (2000) Morphology, distribution, and systematic importance of vestures in the Gentianales. In: Nordenstam B., El-Ghazaly G. & M. Kassas (eds.), Plant Systematics for the 21st Century, Wenner-Gren International Series Vol. 77: 277-296. Portland Press, London. (ISBN 1 85578 135 2).

Lens F., Jansen S., Huysmans S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2000) Pollen morphological variation within the Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae-Ixoroideae). Grana 39: 90-102.

Lens F., Jansen S., Robbrecht E. & Smets E. (2000) Wood anatomy of the Vanguerieae (Ixoroideae - Rubiaceae), with special emphasis on some geofrutices. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 21: 443-455.

Piesschaert F., Andersson L., Jansen S., Dessein S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (2000) Searching for the taxonomic position of the African genus Colletoecema (Rubiaceae): morphology and anatomy compared to an rps16-intron analysis of the Rubioideae. Canadian Journal of Botany 78: 288-304.


Jansen S., De Block P., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1999) Systematic wood anatomy of the Pavetteae (Rubiaceae-Ixoroideae). Systematics and Geography of Plants 68: 113-133.

Piesschaert F., Jansen S., Huysmans S., Smets E. & E. Robbrecht (1999) Chassalia petitiana (Rubiaceae - Psychotrieae) an overlooked epiphytic species hidden in the African canopy. Systematic Botany 24: 315-322.


Jansen S., Kitin P., De Pauw H., Idris, M., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1998) Preparation of wood specimens for transmitted light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Belgian Journal of Botany 131: 41-49.

Jansen S. & E. Smets (1998) Vestured pits in some woody Gentianaceae. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 19: 35-42.

Jansen S., Smets E. & P. Baas (1998) Vestures in woody plants: a review. International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 19: 347-382.


Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1997) Comparative wood anatomy of African Coffeeae (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). Belgian Journal of Botany 130: 47-58.

Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1997) Wood anatomy of the predominantly African representatives of the tribe Psychotrieae (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). International Association of Wood Anatomists Journal 18: 169-196.


Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1996) Gaertnera and Pagamea: genera within the Psychotrieae or constituting the tribe Gaertnereae ? A wood anatomical and palynological approach. Botanica Acta 109: 466-476.

Jansen S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (1996) The systematic value of endexine ornamentation in some Psychotrieae pollen (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). Grana 35: 129-137.


Jansen S., Robbrecht E., Beeckman H. & E. Smets (1996) Gaertnera and Pagamea: genera within the Psychotrieae or constituting the tribe Gaertnereae ? A wood anatomical and palynological approach. Botanica Acta 109: 466-476.

Jansen S., Robbrecht E. & E. Smets (1996) The systematic value of endexine ornamentation in some Psychotrieae pollen (Rubiaceae-Rubioideae). Grana 35: 129-137.