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Zanne, A. Flores-Moreno, H., Powell, J.,… Arndt, S.K.,… Mendaz, M (2022) Temperature sensitivity of termites determines global wood decay rates Science (in revision)

Farrell C,, Livesley SJ, Arndt SK, Beaumont L, Burley H, Ellsworth D, Esperon-Rodriguez M, Fletcher TD, Gallagher R, Ossola A, Power SA, Marchin R, Rayner JP, Rymer PD, Staas L, Szota C, Williams NSG, and Leishman M (2022) A framework for integrating ecological and physiological approaches to improve plant selection for multifunctional green infrastructure in a changing climate. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening  (in review)

Smith, M.G., Kasel, S., Arndt, S.K.,  Miller, R.E., Bennett, L.T. (2022) Evidence for intrinsically greater starch reserves in post-fire resprouter than obligate-seeder trees. Annals of Botany (in revision)


Beringer, J., Moore, C.E., Cleverly, J., Campbell, D.I., Cleugh, H. De Kauwe, M.G.; Kirschbaum, M.U.F., Griebel, A., Grover, S., Huete, A., Hutley, L.B., Laubach, J., Van Niel, T., Arndt, S.K., Bennett, A.C., Cernusak, L.A., Eamus, D., Ewenz, C.M., Goodrich, J.P., Jiang, M.,Hinko-Najera, N., Isaac, P., Hobeichi, S., Knauer, J., Koerber, G.R., Liddell, M., Ma, X., Macfarlane, C., McHugh, I., Medlyn, B.E., Meyer, W.S., Norton, A.J., Owens, J., Pitman, A., Pendall, E., Prober, S.M., Ray, R.L., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Rifai, S.W., Rowlings, D., Schipper, L., Silberstein, R.P., Teckentrup, L., Thompson, S.E., Ukkola, A.M., Wall, A., Wang, Y-P., Wardlaw, T.J., Woodgate, W. (2022) Bridge to the future: Important lessons from 20 years of ecosystem observations made by the OzFlux network. Global Change Biology 28: 3489-3514

Fischer, S., Greet. J., Walsh, C.J., Catford, J.A., Arndt, S.K. (2022) Riparian trees resprout regardless of timing and severity of disturbance by coppicing. Forest Ecology and Management 507: 119988

Thom, J.K., Livesley, S.J., Fletcher, T.D., Farrell, C., Arndt, S.K., Konarska, J., Szota, C. (2022) Selecting tree species with high transpiration and drought avoidance to optimise runoff reduction in passive irrigation systems. Science of the Total Environment 812: 151466

Fest, B.J., Swearer, S., Arndt, S.K. (2022) A review of sediment carbon sampling methods in mangroves and their broader impacts on stock estimates for blue carbon ecosystems Science of the Total Environment 816: 151618

Xu, G.Q., Farrell, C., Arndt, S.K. (2022) Climate of origin has no influence on drought adaptive traits and the drought responses of a cosmopolitan shrub. Tree Physiology 42: 86-98


Guo, B., Arndt, S.K., Miller, R.E., Lu, N., Farrell C. (2021) Are succulence trait combinations related to plant survival on hot and dry green roofs? Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 64: 127248

Falster, D, Gallagher, R…. Arndt S.K.,… Zieminska K. (2021) AusTraits – a curated plant trait database for the Australian flora. Scientific Data 8: 254

Bennett, A., Arndt, S.K., Bennett, L.T., Knauer, J., Beringer, J., Griebel, A., HInko-Najera, N., Liddell, M.J., Metzen, D., Pendall, E., Silberstein, R.P., Warlaw, T.J., Woodgate, W., Haverd, V. (2021) Thermal optima of gross primary productivity are closely aligned with mean air temperatures across Australian wooded ecosystems. Global Change Biology 27:4727-4744

Chiri, E., Nauer, P.A., Lappan, R., Jirapanjawat, T., Waite, D.W., Handley, K.M., Hugenholtz, P., Cook, P.L.M., Arndt, S.K., Greening C. (2021) Termite gas emissions select for a hydrogenotrophic microbial community in termite mounds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2102625118.

Hu, Y., Fest, B.J., Swearer, S.E., Arndt, S.K. (2021) Fine-scale spatial variability in aboveground and fine root biomass, necromass and sediment organic carbon in a temperate mangrove ecosystem: implications for estimating carbon stocks in blue carbon ecosystems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 259: 107469

Livesley, S.J., Bristow, M., Grover, S.P., Beringer, J., Arndt, S.K., Hutley, L.B. (2021) Soil carbon density can increase when Australian savanna is converted to pasture, but may not change under intense cropping systems. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 318: 105727

Jeffrey, L.C., Maher, D.T., Chiri, E., Leung, P.M., Nauer, P.A., Arndt, S.K., Tait, D.R., Greening, C., Johnston, S.G. (2021) Bark-dwelling methanotrophic bacteria decrease methane emissions from trees. Nature Communications 12: 2127

Pisek, J., Arndt, S.K., Erb, A., Pendall, E., Schaaf, C., Wardlaw, T.J., Woodgate, W., Knyanzikhin, Y. (2021) Exploring the potential of DSCOVR EPIC data to retrieve clumping index in Australian Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network observing sites. Frontiers in Remote Sensing 2: 652436

Renchon, A.A., Drake J.E., Macdonald C., Sihi D., Hinko-Najera N., Tjoelker M.G., Arndt S.K., Noh N.J., Davidson E., Pendall E. (2021) Concurrent measurements of soil and ecosystem respiration in a mature Eucalypt woodland: advantages, lessons, and questions. Journal of Geophysical ResearchBiogeosciences 126: e2020JG006221

Pritzkow, C., Szota, C., Williamson, V.G., Arndt, S.K. (2021) Previous drought exposure leads to greater drought resistance in eucalypts through changes in morphology rather than physiology Tree Physiology 41: 1186-1198

Bay, S.K., Dong, X., Bradley, J.A., Leung, P.M., Jirapanjawat, T., Arndt, S.K., Cook, P.L.M., LaRowe, D., Nauer, P.A., Chiri, E., Greening, C. (2020) Trace gas oxidizers are globally dominant and active members of soil biomes. Nature Microbiology 6: 246-56

Hanley, P.A., Arndt, S.K., Livesley, S.J., Szota, C. (2021) The climate envelopes of urban tree species are not related to drought and thermal tolerance traits. Science of the Total Environment 753: 14012

Umami, M., Parker, L.M., Arndt, S.K. (2021) The impacts of drought stress and Phytophthora cinnamomi infection on water relations in Eucalyptus obliqua. Forests 12: 109


Pritzkow, C., Szota, C., Williamson, V.G., Arndt, S.K. (2020) Phenotypic plasticity of drought tolerance traits in a widespread eucalypt. Forests 11: 1371

Chiri, E., Greening, C., Lappan, R., Waite, D.W., Jirapanjawat, T., Dong, X., Arndt, S.K., Nauer, P.A. (2020) Termite mounds contain soil-derived methanotroph communities kinetically adapted to elevated methane concentrations. ISME Journal 14: 2715-2731

Bennett, A., Penman, T., Arndt, S.K., Roxburgh, S., Bennett, L.T. (2020) Climate more important than soils for predicting forest biomass at the continental scale. Ecography 43: 1692-1705

Pastorello G., Trotta, C… Arndt, S.K.,… Papale, D. (2020) The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data. Scientific Data 7:225

Noh, N.J., Crous, K.Y., Li, J., Choury, Z., Barton, C.V.M., Arndt, S.K., Reich, P.B., Tjoekler, M.G., Pendall, E. (2020) Does root respiration in Australian rainforest species acclimate to experimental warming? Tree Physiology 40: 1192-1204

Xu, G.Q., Arndt, S.K., Farrell, C. (2020) Leaf traits of drought tolerance for 37 shrub species originating from a moisture gradient. Water 12: 1626

Griebel, A., Bennett, L.T., Metzen, D., Pendall, E., Lane, P.N.J., Arndt S.K. (2020) Trading water for carbon: Sustained photosynthesis at the cost of increased water loss during high temperatures in a temperate forest. Journal of Geophysical ResearchBiogeosciences 125: e2019JG005239

Pritzkow, C., Williamson, V.G., Szota, C., Trouve, R., Arndt, S.K. (2020) Phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation of functional traits influences intra-specific variation in hydrological efficiency and safety. Tree Physiology 40: 215-229


Nguyen T.T., Arndt, S.K., Baker, P.J. (2019) Leaf physiological responses to drought stress and community assembly in an Asian savanna. Forests 10: 1119

Morris, R.L., Strain, E.M.A., Konlechner, T.M., Fest, B.J., Kennedy, D. M., Arndt, S.K., Swearer, S.E. (2019) Developing a nature-based coastal defence strategy for Australia. Australian Journal of Civil Engineering 17: 167-176

Du, P. Arndt, S.K., Farrell, C. (2019) Can the turgor loss point be used to assess drought response to select plants for green roofs in hot and dry climates? Plant and Soil 441: 399-408

Du, P. Arndt, S.K., Farrell, C. (2019) Is plant survival on green roofs related to their drought response, water use or climate of origin? Science of the Total Environment 667: 25-32


Nauer, P., Hutley, L.B., Arndt, S.K. (2018) Microbial methane oxidation in termite mounds mitigates half of termite methane emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 13306-13311

Smith, M.G., Arndt, S.K., Miller, R.E., Kasel, S., Bennett, L.T. (2018) Trees use more non-structural carbohydrate reserves during epicormic than basal resprouting. Tree Physiology 38: 1779-1791

Du, P., Arndt, S.K., Farrell, C. (2018) Relationships between plant drought response, traits and climate of origin for green roof plant selection. Ecological Applications 28: 1752-1761

Szota, C., McCarthy, M.J., Sanders, G.J., Farrell, C., Fletcher T.D., Arndt, S.K., Livesley, S.J. (2018) Tree water-use strategies to improve stormwater retention performance of biofiltration systems. Water Research 144: 285-295

Nauer, P., Chiri, E., de Souza D., Hutley, L.B., Arndt, S.K. (2018) Rapid image-based field methods improve the quantification of termite mound structures and greenhouse-gas fluxes. Biogeosciences 15: 3731-3742

Mallik, K., Toivonen, E., Trebs, I., Boegh, E., Cleverly, J., Eamus, D., Koivusalo, H., Drewry, D., Arndt, S.K., Griebel, A., Beringer, J., Garcia, M. (2018) Bridging thermal remote sensing and physically based evapotranspiration modelling: from theoretical implementation to validation across an aridity gradient in Australian ecosystems. Water Resources Research 54: 3409-3435

Zeng, F., Liu, B., Song, C., Luo, W., Arndt, S.K. (2018) Root architechture and biomass features of Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. seedlings in different water treatments. Vegetos-An international Journal of Plant Research 31: 83-89

Hartmann, H., Moura C., Anderegg, W., Ruehr, N., Salmon, Y., Allen, C.D., Arndt, S.K., Breshears, D., Davi, H., Galbraith, D., Ruthruf, K., 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

Nauer, P.A., Fest, B.J., Visser, L., Arndt, S.K. (2018) On-farm trial on the effectiveness of the nitrification inhibitor DMPP indicates no benefits under commercial Australian farming practices. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 253: 82-89

Smith, M.G., Miller, R.E., Arndt, S.K., Kasel, S., Bennett, L.T. (2018) Whole-tree distribution and temporal variation of non-structural carbohydrates in broadleaf evergreen trees. Tree Physiology 38: 570-581


Ngo, P.L., Fest, B.J., Arndt S.K. (2017) The methane uptake capacity of soil garden. Vietnam Journal of Science and Technology 55: 122-128

Hinko-Najera, N., Isaac, P., Beringer, J., van Gorsel, E., Ewenz, C., McHugh, I., Exbrayat, J.F., Livesley, S.J., Arndt, S.K. (2017) Net ecosystem carbon exchange of a dry temperate eucalypt forest. Biogeosciences 14: 3781-3800

Farrell, C., Szota, C., Arndt, S.K. (2017) Does the turgor loss point characterise drought response in dryland plants? Plant, Cell and Environment 40: 1500-1511

Szota, C., Farrell, C., Williams, N.S.G., Arndt, S.K., Fletcher, T.D. (2017) Drought-avoiding plants with low water use can achieve high rainfall retention without jeopardising survival on green roofs. Science of the Total Environment 603-604: 340-351.

Griebel, A., Bennett, L.T., Arndt, S.K. (2017) Evergreen and ever growing – stem and canopy growth dynamics of a temperate eucalypt forest. Forest Ecology and Management 389: 417-426

Fest, B.J., Hinko-Najera, N., Wardlaw, T., Griffith, D.W.T., Livesley, S.J., Arndt, S.K. (2017) Soil methane oxidation in both dry and wet temperate eucalypt forests is determined by soil air-filled porosity Biogeosciences 14: 467-479

Fest, B.J., Hinko-Najera, N., von Fischer, J.C., Livesley, S.J., Arndt, S.K. (2017) Rainfall reduction increases methane uptake in forest soil – a negative feedback to climate change? Ecosystems 20: 368-379


Bristow M., Hutley L.B., Beringer J., Livesley S.J., Edwards, A.C, Arndt S.K. (2016) Greenhouse gas emissions from tropical savanna deforestation and conversion to agriculture, Biogeosciences 13: 6285-6303

E. van Gorsel, E., Wolf S., Isaac, P., Cleverly, J., Haverd, V., Ewenz, C., Arndt, S.K., Beringer, J., Resco de Dios, V., Evans, B.J., Griebel, A., Hutley, L.B., Keenan, T., Kljun, N., Macfarlane, C., Meyer, W.S., McHugh, I., Pendall, E., Prober, S., Silberstein, R. (2016) Carbon uptake and water use in woodlands and forests in southern Australia during an extreme heat wave event in the ‘Angry Summer’ of 2012/2013 Biogeosciences 13: 5947-5964

Beringer, J., Hutley, L.B., McHugh, I., Arndt, S.K., Campbell, D., Cleugh, H., Cleverly, J., Resco de Dios, V., Eamus, D., Evans, B., Ewenz, C., Grace, P., Griebel, A., Haverd, V., Hinko-Najera, N., Huete, A., Isaac, P., Leuning, R., Liddell, M.J. Macfarlane, C., Mayer, W., Moore, C., Pendall, E., Phillips, A., Phillips, R.L., Prober, S., Restrepo-Coupe, N., Rutledge, S., Schroder, I., Silberstein, R., Southall, P., Sun, M., Tapper, N.J., Walker, J., & Wardlaw T. (2016) An introduction to the Australian flux tower network OzFlux. Biogeosciences 13: 5895-5916

Karan, M., Liddell, M., Arndt, S.K., Beringer, J., Boer, M., Cleverly, J., Eamus, D., Grace, P., Van Gorsel, E., Hero, J.-M., Hutley, L., Metcalfe, D., Meyer, W., Pendall, E., Prober, S., Wardlaw, T. (2016) The Australian SuperSite Network: a new approach to establishing a continental, long-term terrestrial ecosystem observatory. Science of the Total Environment 568: 1263-1274 IF 3.98

Liu, B., He, J., Zeng, F., Lei, J., Arndt S.K. (2016) Life span and structure of ephemeral root modules of different functional groups from a desert system. New Phytologist 211: 103-112  IF 7.21

Cernusak, L.A.,Barbour, M.M., Arndt, S.K., Cheesman A.W., English, N.B., Field, T.S., Helliker, B.R., Holloway-Phillips, M.M., Holtum, J.A.M., Kahmen A., McInerney, F.A., Munksgaard, N.C., Simonin, K.A., Song, X., Stuart-Williams, H., West, J.B., Farquhar, G.D. (2016) Stable isotope enrichment in leaf water of terrestrial plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 39: 1087-1102. IF 6.17

Mitchell, P.J., O’Grady, A.P., Pinkard, E.A., Arndt, S.K., Blackman, C.J., Brodribb, T.J, Duursma, R., Fensham, R.J., Hilbert, D.W., Nitschke C.R., Norris, J., Roxburgh, S., Ruthrof, K.X., Tissue, D. T. (2016) Towards an ecologically relevant definition of drought and its impacts. Global Change Biology 22: 1677-1689. IF 8.44

Griebel, A., Bennett, L.T., Metzen, D., Cleverly, J., Burba, G., Arndt, S.K. (2016) Effects of inhomogeneities in flux footprints on the interpretation of seasonal, annual, and interannual ecosystem carbon exchange. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 221: 50-60 IF 4.46


Farrell, C., Szota, C., Arndt, S.K. (2015) Urban plantings: ‘Living laboratories’ for climate change response. Trends in Plant Science 20:597-599 IF 10.90

Arndt, S.K., Irawan, A., Sanders G.J. (2015) Apoplastic water fraction and rehydration techniques introduce significant errors in measurements of relative water content and osmotic potential in plant leaves. Physiologia Plantarum 155: 355-368 IF 3.52

Fest B.J., Wardlaw, T., Livesley, S.J., Duff, T.J, Arndt, S.K. (2015) Changes in soil moisture drive soil methane uptake along a fire regeneration chronosequence in a Eucalypt forest landscape. Global Change Biology 21: 4250-4264 IF 8.44

Arndt, S.K., Sanders, G.J., Bristow, M., Hutley, L.B., Beringer, J., Livesley, S.J. (2015) Vulnerability of native savanna trees and exotic Khaya senegalensis to seasonal drought. Tree Physiology 35: 783-791 IF 3.60

Griebel, A., Bennett, L.T., Culvenor, D.S., Newnham, G.J., Arndt, S.K. (2015) Reliability and limitations of a novel terrestrial lidar scanner for continuous monitoring of forest canopy dynamics. Remote Sensing of Environment 166: 205-2013 IF 5.10

Laidlaw W.S., Baker A.J.M., Gregory D., Arndt S.K. (2015) Irrigation water quality influences heavy metal uptake by willows in biosolids. Journal of Environmental Management. 155: 31-39 IF 3.13

Majumder R., Livesley S.J., Gregory D., Arndt S.K. (2015) Storage management influences greenhouse gas emissions from biosolids. Journal of Environmental Management 151: 361-368 IF 3.13

Hinko-Najera N., Fest B., Livesley S.J., Arndt S.K. (2015) Reduced throughfall decreases autotrophic respiration, but not heterotrophic respiration in a dry temperate broadleaved evergreen forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 200: 66-77 IF 4.214

Fest B.J., Livesley S.J., von Fischer J.C., Arndt S.K. (2015) Repeated fuel reduction burns have little long term impact on soil greenhouse gas exchange in dry sclerophyll eucalypt forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 201: 17-25 IF 4.46

Pisek J., Govind A., Arndt S.K., Hocking D., Wardlaw T., Fang H., Matteucci G., Longdoz B. (2015) Intercomparison of clumping index estimates from POLDER, MODIS, and MISR data over reference sites. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 101: 47-56 IF 4.19

Beringer J., Hutley L., Abramson D., Arndt S.K., Bristow M., Canadell J.G., Cernusak L., Eamus D., Evans B., Fest B., Goergen K., Grover S., Hacker J., Haverd V., Kanniah K., Livesley S., Lynch A., Maier S., Moore C., Raupach M., Russell-Smith J., Tapper N., Uotila P. (2014) Fire in the Australian savannas: from leaves to landscape. Global Change Biology. 21: 62-81 (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12686 ) IF 8.44


Donohue R.J., Hume I.H., Roderick M.L., McVicar T.R., Beringer J., Hutley L.B., Gallant J.C., Austin J.M., van Gorsel E., Cleverly J.R., Meyer W.S., Arndt S.K. (2014) A diffuse-light function for estimating light use efficiency and gross photosynthesis of vegetation. Remote Sensing of Environment 155: 349-365 IF 5.10

Crausbay S., Genderjahn S., Hotchkiss S., Sachse D., Kahmen A., Arndt S.K. (2014) Vegetation dynamics at the upper reaches of a tropical montane forest are driven by disturbance over the past 7300 years. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 46: 787-799 IF 1.46

Majumder R., Livesley S.J., Gregory D., Arndt S.K. (2014) Biosolid stockpiles are a significant point source for greenhouse gas emissions. Journal of Environmental Management 143: 34-43 IF 3.31

Xin K., Huang X., Hu J., Li C., Yang X., Arndt S.K. (2014) Land use Change Impacts on Heavy Metal Sedimentation in Mangrove Wetlands—A Case Study in Dongzhai Harbor of Hainan, China. Wetlands 34: 1-8 IF 1.50


Hoffmann B., Kahmen A., Cernusak L.A., Arndt S.K., Sachse D (2013) Abundance and distribution of leaf wax n-alkanes in the leaves of Acacia and Eucalyptus trees along a strong humidity gradient in northern Australia Organic Geochemistry 62: 62-67

Farrell C., Szota C., Williams N.S.G., Arndt S.K. (2013) High water users can be drought tolerant: using physiological traits for green roof plant selection. Plant and Soil 372: 177-193

Zeng F., Lu Y., Liu B., Guo H., Zeng J., Zhang L., Arndt S.K. (2013) One year old seedling biomass distribution and root architecture characteristics differed between two desert plants: Tamarix ramosissima and Alhagi sparsifolia. Arid Land Research and Management 27: 298-302.

Liu B., Zeng FJ, Arndt SK, He JX, Luo WC, Song C (2013) Patterns of root architecture adaptation of a phreatophytic perennial desert plant in a hyperarid desert. South African Journal of Botany 86: 56-62

Zeng F., Song C., Guo H., Liu B., Luo W., Gui D., Arndt S., Guo D. (2013) Responses of root growth of Alhagi sparsifolia Shap. (Fabaceae) to different simulated groundwater depths in the southern fringe of the Taklimakan Desert, China. Journal of Arid Land 5: 220-232

Xin K., Zhou Q., Arndt S.K., Yang X. (2013) Invasive capacity of the mangrove Sonneratia apetala in Hainan Island, China. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 25: 70-78.

Kahmen A., Hoffmann B., Schefuss E., Arndt S.K., Cernusak L.A., West J.B., Sachse D. (2013). Leaf water enrichment in deuterium shapes leaf wax n-alkane δD values of angiosperm plants II: Observational evidence and global implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 111: 50-63.

Jamali H., Livesley S.J., Hutley, L.B., Fest B.J., Arndt S.K. (2013). The relationship between termite mound CH4/CO2 emissions and internal concentration ratios are species specific. Biogeosciences 10: 2229-2240

Mok H.F., Majumder R., Laidlaw W.S., Gregory D., Baker A.J.M., Arndt S.K. (2013) Native Australian species are effective in extracting multiple heavy metals from biosolids. International Journal of Phytoremediation 15: 615-632


Mok H.F., Arndt S.K., Nitschke C.R. (2012) Modelling the potential impact of climate variability and change on species regeneration potential in the temperate forests of South-Eastern Australia. Global Change Biology 18: 1053-1072

Grover SPP, Livesley SJ, Hutley LB, Jamali H, Fest B, Beringer J, Butterbach-Bahl K, Arndt SK (2012) Land use change and the impact on greenhouse gas exchange in north Australian savanna soils. Biogeosciences 9: 423-437

Laidlaw W.S., Arndt S.K., Huynh T.T., Gregory D., Baker A.J.M. (2012) Phytoextraction of heavy metals by willows growing in biosolids under field conditions. Journal of Environmental Quality 41: 134-143

Sanders G, Arndt SK (2012) Osmotic adjustment under drought conditions. In: Aroca Alvarez R ed. Plant Responses to Drought Stress: From Morphological to Molecular Features. Springer. p 199-229.


Beringer J, Hacker J, Hutley LB, Leuning R, Arndt SK, Amiri R, Bannehr L, Cernusak L, Grover S, Hensley C, Hocking D, Isaac P, Jamali H, Kanniah K, Livesley S, Neininger B, Paw U KT, Sea W, Straten D, Tapper N, Weinmann R, Wood S, Zegelin S. (2011) SPECIAL –Savanna Patterns of Energy and Carbon Integrated Across the Landscape.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 92, 1467–1485.

Jamali H., Livesley S.J., Dawes T., Hutley L.B., Arndt S.K. (2011) Termite mound emissions of CH4 and CO2 are primarily determined by seasonal changes in termite biomass and behaviour. Oecologia 167: 525-534

Jamali H, Livesley SJ, Grover, SP, Dawes TZ, Hutley LB, Cook GD, Arndt SK (2011) The importance of termites to the CH4 balance of a tropical savanna woodland of northern Australia. Ecosystems 14: 698-709

Livesley SJ, Grover S, Hutley LB, Jamali H, Butterbach-Bahl K, Fest BJ, Beringer J, Arndt SK (2011) Seasonal variation and fire effects on CH4, N2O and CO2 exchange in savanna soils of northern Australia Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151: 1440-1452

Jamali H, Livesley SJ, Dawes T, Cook GD, Hutley LB, Arndt SK (2011) Diurnal and seasonal variation in CH4 flux of termite mounds in tropical savannas of the Northern Territory, Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151: 1471-1479

Kahmen A., Sachse D., Arndt S.K., Tu K., Farrington H., Vitousek P.M., Dawson T.E. (2011) Cellulose δ18O is an index of atmospheric demand in tropical plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 1981-1986.


Livesley SJ, Dougherty BJ, Smith AJ, Navaud D, Wylie LJ, Arndt SK (2010) Soil-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide in urban garden systems: impact of irrigation, fertiliser and mulch. Urban Ecosystems 13 273-283

Miehle P, Grote R, Battaglia M, Feikema PM, Arndt SK (2010) Evaluation of a process-based ecosystem model for long-term biomass and stand development of Eucalyptus globulus plantations. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 377-391

Merchant A, Arndt S, Rowell DM, Posch S, Callister A, Tausz M, Adams MA (2010) Seasonal changes in carbohydrates, cyclitols, and water relations of 3 field grown Eucalyptus species from contrasting taxonomy on a common site. Annals of Forest Science 67: 104

Zeng F, Li X, Zhaneg X, Foetzki A, Arndt SK, Runge M (2010) Variation characteristics of perennial plant species water relation parameters under extreme arid condition. Chinese Journal of Ecology 29: 207-214.


Zeng F, Yan H, Arndt SK (2009) Leaf and whole tree adaptations to mild salinity in field grown Populus euphratica.  Tree Physiology 29: 1237-1246.

Kahmen A., Livesley S.J., Arndt S.K. (2009) High potential, but low actual, organic N uptake of dominant plant species in three Australian land-use types with intermediate N availability. Plant and Soil 325: 109-121.

Rowell DM, Ades PK, Tausz M, Arndt SK, Adams MA (2009) Lack of genetic variation in tree ring d13C suggests a uniform, stomatally-driven response to drought stress across Pinus radiata D. Don genotpyes. Tree Physiology 29 191-198

Miehle P., Battaglia M., Sands P., Forrester D., Feikema P., Livesley S.J., Morris J., Arndt S.K. (2009) A comparison of four process-based models and a statistical regression model to predict growth of Eucalyptus globulus plantations. Ecological Modelling 220 734-746

Fest B.J., Livesley S.J., Drösler M., van Gorsel E., Arndt S.K. (2009) Soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange in a cool temperate Eucalypt delegatensis forest in south-eastern Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 149 393-406.

Livesley S.J., Miehle P., Weston C.J., Kiese R., Butterbach-Bahl K., Arndt S.K. (2009) Soil–atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases in a Eucalyptus marginata woodland, a clover-grass pasture, and Pinus radiata and Eucalyptus globulus plantations.  Global Change Biology 15 425-440

MerchantA., Arndt S.K., Callister A.N., Adams M.A. (2009) How does Eucalyptus leptophylla (F. Muell) cope with naturally saline conditions in arid Australia? Environmental and Experimental Botany 65 296-303

Nizami, SM, Mirza SN, Livesley S, Arndt S, Fox JC, Khan IA and Mahmood T. (2009). Estimating carbon stocks in sub tropical pine (Pinus roxburghii) forests of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences 46(4): 266-270


Guo H., Zeng F., Arndt S.K., Zeng J., Xing W., Liu B. (2008) Influence of floodwater irrigation on vegetation composition and vegetation regeneration in a Taklimakan desert oasis. Chinese Science Bulletin 53 Supp II 156-163.

Zeng J., Zeng F., Arndt S.K., Guo H., Yan H., Xing W., Liu B. (2008) Growth, physiological characteristics and ion distribution of NaCl stressed Alhagi sparsifolia seedlings. Chinese Science Bulletin 53 Supp II 169-176.

Callister, A.N., Arndt, S.K., Ades, P.K., Merchant, A., Rowell, D., Adams, M.A. (2008) Leaf osmotic potential of Eucalyptus hybrids responds differently to freezing and drought stresses and with little clone variation, Tree Physiology 28 1297-1304

Livesley S.J., Eckard R., Arndt S.K. (2008) Nitrous oxide and methane flux in Australian and New Zealand landscapes: measurements, modeling and mitigation. Plant and Soil 309 1-4

Livesley S.J., Kiese R., Graham J., Weston C.J., Butterbach-Bahl K., Arndt S.K. (2008). Trace gas flux and the influence of short-term soil water and temperature dynamics in Australian sheep grazed pastures of differing productivity. Plant and Soil 309 89-103

Arndt S.K., Livesley S.J., Merchant A., Bleby T.M., Grierson P.F. (2008) Quercitol and osmotic adaptation of field grown Eucalyptus under seasonal drought stress. Plant, Cell and Environment 31 915-924

Kahmen A, Simonin K., Tu K., Merchant A., Callister A.N., Dawson T.E., Arndt S.K. (2008). Physiological, morphological and leaf anatomical effects on leaf water d18O enrichment in different Eucalyptus species. Plant, Cell and Environment 31 738-751


Huber E, Wanek W, Gottfried M, Pauli H, Schweiger P, Arndt SK, Reiter K, Richter A. (2007). Natural 15N abundance indicates a shift in soil-plant nitrogen dynamics of an alpine-nival ecotone: a global change perspective. Plant and Soil 301 65-76.

Merchant, A., Callister, A.N., Arndt, S., Tausz, M., Adams, M.A. (2007). Contrasting physiological responses of six Eucalyptus species to water deficit. Annals of Botany 100 1507-1515.

Callister, A. N, Ades, P.K., Arndt, S.K., Adams, M.A. (2007). Clonal variation in shoot respiration and tree growth of Eucalyptus hybrids. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37 1404-1413.

Macfarlane C., Arndt, S.K., Livesley, S.J., Edgar, A.C., White, D.A., Adams, M.A., Eamus, D. (2007) Estimation of leaf area index in eucalypt forest with vertical foliage, using cover and fullframe fisheye photography. Forest Ecology and Management 242 756-763.


Merchant A., Tausz M., Arndt S.K., Adams M.A. (2006) Cyclitols and carbohydrates in leaves and roots of 13 Eucalyptus species suggest contrasting physiological responses to water deficit. Plant, Cell and Environment 29 2017-2029.

Arndt S.K. (2006) Integrated research of plant functional traits is important for the understanding of ecosystem processes. Plant and Soil 285 1-4.

Callister A.N., Arndt S.K., Adams M.A. (2006) Comparison of four methods for measuring osmotic potential in tree leaves. Physiologia Plantarum 127 383-392

Miehle P., Livesley S.J., Li C., Feikema P.M., Adams, M.A., Arndt S.K. (2006) Quantifying uncertainty from large scale model predictions of forest carbon dynamics. Global Change Biology 12 1421-1434

Thomas F.M., Foetzki A., Arndt S.K., Bruelheide H., Gries D., Li X., Zeng F., Zhang X., Runge M. (2006) Water use by perennial plant species in the transition zone between river oasis and desert in NW China Basic and Applied Ecology 7 253-267.

Miehle P., Livesley S.J., Feikema P.M., Li C., Arndt S.K. (2006) Assessing productivity and carbon sequestration capacity of Eucalyptus globulus plantations using the process model Forest-DNDC: Calibration and validation of the forest growth sub-module PnET. Ecological Modelling 192 83-94.

Zeng, F., Bleby, T.M., Landman, P.A., Adams, M.A., Arndt, S.K. (2006) Water and nutrient dynamics in surface roots and soils are not modified by short-term flooding of phreatophytic plants in a hyperarid desert. Plant and Soil 279 129-139


Gries, D., Foetzki, A., Arndt, S.K., Bruelheide, H., Thomas, F.M., Zhang, X., Runge, M. (2005). Production of perennial vegetation in an oasis-desert transition zone in NW China – allometric estimation, and assessment of flooding and use effects. Plant Ecology 181 23-43. IF 1.829, cited 22



Arndt S.K., Kahmen A., Arampatsis T., PoppM., Adams M.A. (2004). Nitrogen fixation and metabolism by groundwater-dependent perennial plants in a hyperarid desert. Oecologia 141 385-394

Arndt S.K., Arampatsis T., Foetzki A., Li X., Zeng F., Zhang X. (2004). Contrasting patterns of leaf solute accumulation and salt adaptation in four phreatophytic desert plants in a hyperarid desert with saline groundwater. Journal of Arid Environments 59 259-270.

Runge M, Arndt S, Bruelheide H, Foetzki A, Gries D, Thomas FM, Wang G, Zhang XM. (2004) Recommendations for regeneration and sustainable management of the indigenous foreland vegetation of a Taklamakan desert oasis. In: S.-W. Breckle, B. Schweizer and A. Fangmeier, eds. Results of worldwide ecological studies. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium of the A. F. W. Schimper-Foundation. Stuttgart: Verlag Günter Heimbach, p61-70.

Arndt, S.K., Foetzki, A., Adams, M.A. (2004). Carbon and oxygen stable isotopes of leaf organic matter of perennial species in the hyperarid Taklimakan desert. In: Ecophysiology and Habitat Requirements of Perennial Plant Species in the Taklimakan Desert – Contributions to a “Workshop on Sustainable Management of the Shelterbelt Vegetation of River Oases in the Taklimakan Desert”; Urumqi, April 2003. (Eds Runge M., Zhang, X.), Göttingen, p91-108)

Kahmen, A., Arampatsis, C., Arndt, S.K. (2004). Nutrient supply and nitrogen metabolism of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. In: Ecophysiology and Habitat Requirements of Perennial Plant Species in the Taklimakan Desert – Contributions to a “Workshop on Sustainable Management of the Shelterbelt Vegetation of River Oases in the Taklimakan Desert”; Urumqi, April 2003. (Eds Runge M., Zhang, X.), Göttingen, p135-146.


GriesD., ZengF., FoetzkiA., Arndt S.K., Bruelheide, H., Thomas, F.M., Zhang, X., Runge, M. (2003). Growth and water relations of Tamarix ramosissima and Populus euphratica on Taklamakan desert dunes in relation to depth to a permanent water table. Plant, Cell and Environment 26 725-736.


Arndt, S.K., Wanek, W., Hoch, G., Richer, A., and Popp, M. (2002). Flexibility of nitrogen metabolism in the tropical CAM-C3 tree species Clusia minor. Functional Plant Biology 29 741-747

Wanek, W., Arndt, S.K., Huber, W., Popp, M. (2002). Nitrogen nutrition during ontogeny of hemiepiphytic Clusia species. Functional Plant Biology 29 733-740

Wanek, W., Huber, W., Arndt, S.K., Popp, M. (2002). Mode of photosynthesis during different life stages of hemiepiphytic Clusia species. Functional Plant Biology 29 725-732.  

Arndt, S.K. and Wanek, W. (2002). Use of foliar carbon isotope discrimination during water limitation as a carbon tracer to study whole plant carbon allocation. Plant, Cell and Environment 25 609-616.

Wanek, W. and Arndt, S.K. (2002). Differences in d15N signatures between nodulated roots and shoots of soybean is indicative of the contribution of symbiotic N2 fixation to plant N. Journal of Experimental Botany 53 1109-1118.

Clifford, S.C., Arndt, S.K., Jones, H.G., and Popp, M. (2002). Mucilages and polysaccharides in Ziziphus species (Rhamnacea): localisation, composition and physiological role during drought-stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 53 131-138.


Arndt, S.K., Clifford, S.C., Wanek, W., Jones H.G. and Popp, M. (2001). Physiological and morphological adaptations of the fruit tree Ziziphus rotundifolia in response to progressive drought stress. Tree Physiology 21: 705-715. IF 2.876, cited 59

Thomas, F.M., Arndt, S.K., Bruehlheide, H., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Huang, J., Popp, M., Wang, G., Zhang, X. and Runge, M. (2001). Ecological basis for a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in a Central-Asian desert: Presentation and first results. Journal of Applied Botany 74, 212-219.

Arndt, S.K. and  Kayser, O. (2001). Ziziphus – Eine Heilpflanzengattung mit Tradition und Zukunft. Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie 22, 98-106

Arndt, S.K., Clifford, S.C., Popp, M. (2001). Ziziphus – a multipurpose fruit tree for arid regions. In: Sustainable Land-Use in Deserts (Eds Breckle S.W., Veste, M. and Wucherer, W.). Springer. Heidelberg, Stuttgart, New York. 388-399.

Runge, M., Arndt, S., Bruehlheide, H., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Huang, J., Popp, M., Thomas, F., Wang, G., Zhang, X. (2001). Contributions to a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in the foreland of Cele Oasis – a project report from the Taklamakan desert. In: Sustainable Land-Use in Deserts (Eds Breckle S.W., Veste, M. and Wucherer, W.). Springer. Heidelberg, Stuttgart, New York. 343-349

2000 & earlier

Arndt, S.K., Wanek, W., Clifford, S.C. and Popp, M. (2000). Contrasting adaptations to drought stress in field-grown Ziziphus mauritiana and Prunus persica trees: water relations, osmotic adjustment and carbon isotope composition. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 27, 985-996.

Kayser, O. and Arndt, S.K. (2000). Antimicrobial activity of some Ziziphus species used in traditional medicine. Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Letters 10, 38-40.

Clifford, S.C. Arndt, S.K., Corlett, J.E., Joshi, S., Sankhla, N., Popp, M. and Jones, H.G. (1998). The role of solute accumulation, osmotic adjustment and changes in cell wall elasticity in drought tolerance in Ziziphus mauritiana (Lamk.). Journal of Experimental Botany 49, 967-977.

Grams, T.E.E., Haag-Kerwer, A., Olivares, E., Ball, E., Arndt, S., Popp, M., Medina, E. and Lüttge, U. (1997). Comparative measurements of chlorophyll a fluorescence, acid accumulation and gas exchange in exposed and shaded plants of Clusia minor L. and Clusia multiflora H.B.K. in the field. Trees 11, 240-247.

Haag-Kerwer, A., Grams, T.E.E., Olivares, E., Ball, E., Arndt, S., Popp, M., Medina, E. and Lüttge U. (1996). Comparative measurements of gas-exchange, acid accumulation and chlorophyll a fluorescence of different species of Clusia showing C3 Photosynthesis, or crassulacean acid metabolism, at the same field site in Venezuela. New Phytologist  134, 215-226.

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