Tobin, MF, Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, DeGuzman, ME. 2012. Xylem vulnerability to cavitation can be accurately characterized in species with long vessels using a centrifuge method. Plant Biology, in press.
Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, Hernandez, J, Ewers, FW, North, GB, and Davis, SD. 2012. Allocation tradeoffs among chaparral shrub seedlings with different life history types (Rhamnaceae). American Journal of Botany 99: 1-13.
Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, Jacobs, SM, Esler, KJ. 2012. Xylem transport safety and efficiency differ among fynbos shrub life history types and between two sites differing in mean rainfall. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173: 474-483.
Ramirez, AR, Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, and Davis, SD. 2012. Exotic deer diminish post-fire resilience of native shrub communities on Santa Catalina Island, southern California. Plant Ecology 213: 1037-1047.
Jacobsen, AL and Pratt, RB. 2012. No evidence for an open vessel effect in centrifuge-based vulnerability curves of a long-vesselled liana (Vitis vinifera). New Phytologist 194: 982-990.
Jacobsen, AL, Roets, F, Jacobs, SM, Esler, KJ, Pratt RB. 2011. Dieback and mortality of South African fynbos shrubs is likely driven by a novel pathogen and pathogen-induced hydraulic failure. Austral Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2011.02268.x
Pratt, RB, North, GB, Jacobsen, AL, Ewers, FW, Davis, SD. 2010. Xylem root and shoot hydraulics is linked to life history type in chaparral seedlings. Functional Ecology 24: 70-81.
Hacke, UG, Jacobsen, AL, Pratt, RB. 2009. Xylem function of arid-land shrubs from California, USA: an ecological and evolutionary analysis. Plant, Cell and Environment 32: 1324-1333.
Jacobsen, AL, Esler, KJ, Pratt, RB, Ewers, FW. 2009. Water stress tolerance of shurbs in Mediterranean-type climate regions: Convergence of fynbos and succulent karoo communities with California shrub communities. American Journal of Botany 96: 1445-1453.
Pratt, RB, *Mohla, R, Jacobsen, AL, Ewers, FW, and Davis, SD. 2008. Linkage between water stress tolerance and life history type in seedlings of nine chaparral species (Rhamnaceae). Journal of Ecology 96: 1252-1265.
Jacobsen, AL, Pratt, RB, Davis, SD, and Ewers, FW. 2008. Comparative community physiology: non-convergence in water relations among three semi-arid shrub communities. New Phytologist 180: 110-113..
Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, North, GB, Schenk, Sack, L, Schenk, HJ. 2008. Plant hydraulics: new discoveries in the pipeline. New Phytologist, 179: 590-593.
Jacobsen, AL, Pratt, RB, Davis, SD, and Ewers, FW. 2007. Cavitation resistance and seasonal hydraulics differ among three arid Californian plant communities. Plant, Cell and Environment 30: 1599-1609.
Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, Ewers, FW, and Davis, SD. 2007. Relationships among xylem transport, biomechanics, and storage in stems and roots of nine Rhamnaceae species of the California chaparral. New Phytologist 174: 787-798.
Pratt, RB, Jacobsen, AL, Golgotiu, KA, Sperry, JS, Ewers, FW, and Davis, SD. 2007. Life history type coupled to water stress tolerance in nine Rhamnaceae species of the California chaparral. Ecological Monographs 77: 239-253.
Jacobsen AL, Pratt RB, Ewers FW, Davis SD. 2007. Cavitation resistance among twenty-six chaparral species of southern California. Ecological Monographs 77: 99-115.
AL, Agenbag, L, Esler, KJ, Pratt, RB, Ewers, FW, and Davis, SD. 2007. Xylem density, biomechanics and anatomical traits correlate with water stress in 17 evergreen shrub species of the Mediterranean-type climate region of South Africa. Journal of Ecology 95: 171-183.
Pratt, RB, and Black, RA. 2006. Do invasive trees have a hydraulic advantage over native trees? Biological Invasions 8: 1331-1341.
Jacobsen AL, Ewers FW, Pratt RB, Paddock WA III, Davis SD. 2005. Support for a fiber-inclusive model of xylem cavitation resistance. Plant Physiology 139: 546-556.
Davis, SD, FW Ewers, Pratt RB, Brown PL, and Bowen TJ. 2005. Interactive effects of freezing and drought on long distance transport: A case study of chaparral shrubs of California. In: Vascular Transport in Plants, N. Michele Holbrook, Maciej A. Zwieniecki (Eds.). Elsevier/AP co-imprint, Oxford, p. 564.
Pratt, RB, Ewers FW, Lawson MC, Jacobsen AL, Brediger M, and Davis SD. 2005. Mechanisms for tolerating freeze-thaw stress of two evergreen chaparral species: Rhus ovata and Malosma laurina (Anacardiaceae). American Journal of Botany 92: 1102-1113.
Davis S.D., Pratt R.B., and Bowen T.J. 2004. Interactions between water stress and freezing regulates chaparral distribution patterns in coastal California. 2004. In Arianoustsou & Popanastasis [eds], Proceeding 10th MEDECOS Conference. Millpress, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Pratt, RB, McElwain, KA, and Davis, SD. 2004. Relationship between life history type and resistance to xylem cavitation in California chaparral. In Arianoustsou & Popanastasis [eds], Proceeding 10th MEDECOS Conference. Millpress, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Angeles G, Bond B, Boyer JS, Brodribb T, Brooks JR, Burns MJ, Cavender-Bares J, Clearwater M, Cochard H, Comstock J, Davis SD, Domec J-C, Donovan L, Ewers F, Gartner B, Hacke U, Hinckley T, Holbrook NM, Jones HG, Kavanagh K, Law B, López-Portillo J, Lovisolo C, Martin T, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mayr S, Meinzer FC, Melcher P, Mencuccini M, Mulkey S, Nardini A, Neufeld HS, Passioura J, Pockman WT, Pratt RB, Rambal S, Richter H, Sack L, Salleo S, Schubert A, Schulte P, Sparks JP, Sperry J, Teskey R, and Tyree M. 2004. The Cohesion-Tension Theory. New Phytologist 163: 451-452.
Pratt, RB. 2003. Xylem cavitation for black cottonwood and 10 native and invasive tree species in North America. Ph.D. thesis, Washington State University.
Olsen, RL, Pratt, RB, Gump, P, Kemper, A, and Tallman, G. 2002. Red light activates a chloroplast-dependent ion uptake mechanism for stomatal opening under reduced CO2 concentrations in Vicia spp. New Phytologist 153: 497-508.
Pratt, RB. 1998. Evidence for a red light photoreceptor in guard cells of Vicia faba that is not associated with photosystem II. Honors thesis, Pepperdine University.