( * undergraduate coauthor; † as corresponding author)


29. Phillips M, Winkler DE, Reibold R, Osborne B, Reed SC. early online version. Muted responses to chronic experimental nitrogen deposition on the Colorado Plateau. Oecologia link


28. Winkler DE, Massatti R, Reed SC. 2020. Forward-looking dryland restoration in an age of change. Native Plants Journal 21(3): 268–274. link

27. Garbowski M, Avera B, Bertram JH, Courkamp JS, Gray J, Hein KM, Lawrence R, McIntosh M, Mclelland S, Post AK, Slette IJ, Winkler DE, Brown CS. 2020. Getting to the root of restoration: Considering root traits for improved restoration outcomes under drought and competition. Restoration Ecology 28(6): 1384–1395.doi: 10.1111/rec.13291 link

26. Yang Y, Klein JA, Winkler DE, Peng A, Lazarus BE, Germino MJ, Suding KN, Smith J, Kueppers LM. 2020. Warming of alpine tundra enhances belowground production and shifts community towards resource acquisition traits. Ecosphere 11(10): e03270doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3270 link

25. Howell A, Winkler DE, Phillips M, McNellis B, Reed SC. 2020. Experimental warming changes phenology and shortens growing season of the dominant invasive plant Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass). Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 570001. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.570001 link

24. Winkler DE, Belnap J, Duniway MC, Hoover D, Reed SC, Yokum H, Gill R. 2020. Seasonal and individual event-responsiveness are key determinants of carbon exchange across plant functional types. Oecologia 193: 811–825. doi: 10.1007/s00442-020-04718-5 link

23. Jabis M, Winkler DE, Kueppers LM. 2020. Warming acts through earlier snowmelt to advance but not extend alpine community flowering. Ecology 101(9): e03108. doi: 10.1002/ecy.3108 link

22. Winkler DE, Brooks E. 2020. Tracing extremes across iconic desert landscapes: socio-ecological and cultural responses to climate change, water scarcity, and wildflower superblooms. Human Ecology 48(2): 211–223.doi: 10.1007/s10745-020-00145-5 link

21. Winkler DE, Massatti R. 2020. Unexpected hybridization reveals the utility of genetics in native plant restoration. Restoration Ecology 28(5): 1047–1052. doi: 10.1111/rec.13189 link

20. Massatti R, Shriver RK, Winkler DE, BA Richardson, JB Bradford. 2020Assessment of population genetics and climatic variability can refine climate-informed seed transfer guidelines. Restoration Ecology doi: 10.1111/rec.13142 link

19. Kattge J, Bönisch G, Díaz S, Lavorel S,…Winkler DE, et al. 2020TRY plant trait database – evolution towards enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26(1): 119–188. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14904 link


18. Winkler DE, *Lin MY, Delgadillo J, Chapin KJ, Huxman TE. 2019Early life history responses and phenotypic shifts in a rare endemic plant responding to climate change. Conservation Physiology 7(1): coz076. doi: 10.1093/conphys/coz076 link

17. Winkler DE, Grossiord C, Belnap J, Howell A, Ferrenberg S, Smith H, Reed SC.2019Earlier plant growth helps compensate for reduced carbon fixation after 13 years of warming. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13432 link

^shortlisted for the British Ecological Society’s 2019 Haldane Prize for the best paper in Functional Ecology by an early career author. link1 and link2

16. Rodríguez-Buriticá S, †Winkler DE, Webb RH, Venable DL. 2019Local, temporal trajectories explain population-level responses to climate change in saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). Ecosphere 10(8): e02844. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2844 link

15. Winkler DE, Belnap J, Hoover D, Reed SC, Duniway MC. 2019. Shrub persistence and increased grass mortality in response to meteorological drought in dryland systems. Global Change Biology 25(9): 3121–3135. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14667 link

14. Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, François O, Garmon JD, Gaut BS, Huxman TE. 2019. Multiple introductions and population structure during the rapid expansion of the invasive Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii). Ecology and Evolution 9(14): 7928–7941. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5239 link

13. Winkler DE. 2019. Contemporary human impacts on alpine ecosystems: the direct and indirect effects of human-induced climate change and land use. In: Elias S (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11879-2 link

12. Winkler DE, Lubetkin KC, Carrell AA, Jabis MD, Yang Y, Kueppers LM. 2019. Alpine plant community responses to climate warming. In: Mohan JE (Ed.) Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna, and Soil Biogeochemistry, pp. 297–346 Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813493-1.00013-2 link

11. Mohan, J, Wadgymar S, Winkler DE, Anderson J, Frankson P, Hanifin R, Benavides K, Kueppers LM, Melillo J2019. Plant reproductive, fitness, and phenology responses to to climate warming: results from native populations, communities and ecosystems. In: Mohan JE (Ed.) Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna, and Soil Biogeochemistry, pp. 61–102. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813493-1.00004-1 link


10. Winkler DE, Backer D, Belnap J, Bradford J, Butterfield B, Copeland S, Duniway M, Faist A, Fick S, Jensen S, Kramer A, Mann R, Massatti R, McCormick M, Munson S, Olwell P, Parr S, Pfennigwerth A, Pilmanis A, Richardson B, *Samuel E, See K, Young K, Reed SC.2018. Beyond traditional ecological restoration on the Colorado Plateau. Restoration Ecology 26 (6): 1055–1060. doi: 10.1111/rec.12876 link

9. Winkler DE, Butz RJ, Germino MJ, Reinhardt K, Kueppers LM. 2018. Sensitivity of alpine plant species’ phenology and physiology to spatio-temporal variation in snowmelt timing. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1140. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01140 link

8. Chapin KJ, Winkler DE, Wiencek P, Agnarsson I. 2018. Island biogeography and ecological modeling of the amblypygid Phrynus marginemaculatus in the Florida Keys archipelago. Ecology and Evolution 8 (18): 9139–9151.doi: 10.1002/ece3.4333 link

7. Winkler DE, Gremer JR, Chapin KJ, *Kao M, Huxman TE. 2018. Rapid alignment of functional trait variation with locality across the invaded range of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii). American Journal of Botany 105 (7): 1188–1197. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1126 link

6. Kudo G, Aoshima Y, Miyata R, Winkler DE. 2018. Altered morphologies and physiological compensation in a rapidly expanding dwarf bamboo in alpine ecosystems. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 50 (1): e1463733. doi:10.1080/15230430.2018.1463733 link

5. Winkler DE, Conver JL, Huxman TE, Swann DE. 2018. The interaction of drought and habitat explain space-time patterns of establishment in saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). Ecology 99 (3): 621–631. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2124 link


4. Conver, JL, Foley T, Winkler DE, Swann DE. 2017. Demographic changes over > 70 yr in a population of saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) in the northern Sonoran Desert. Journal of Arid Environments 139: 41–48. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.12.008 link

3. Kudo G, Kawai Y, Amagai Y, Winkler DE. 2017. Degradation and recovery of an alpine plant community: experimental removal of an encroaching dwarf bamboo. Alpine Botany 127: 75–83doi: 10.1007/s00035-016-0178-2 link


2. Winkler DE, Amagai Y, Huxman TE, Kaneko M, Kudo G. 2016. Seasonal dry-down rates and high stress tolerance promote bamboo invasion above and below treeline. Plant Ecology 217(10): 1219–1234.doi: 10.1007/s11258-016-0649-y link

1. Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Kueppers LM. 2016. Soil moisture mediates alpine life form and community productivity responses to warming. Ecology 97(6): 1553–1563. doi: 10.1890/15-1197.1 link