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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Lewis Ziska -CV
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 Current Professional Status: Plant Physiologist (GS-435-15).
 Area of Interest and Research Expertise:

Physiological ecology with an emphasis on carbon dioxide, climate change, public health and environmental impacts related to: (1) Adaptation / crop selection to maintain food security; (2) Assessment of energy needs and biofuel capacity in agriculture (3) Evaluation of environmental threats posed by invasive species; (4) Interactions between plant biology, climate change and public health.  


Ph.D.- Plant Physiology, University of California at Davis, June 1988
M.S. - Plant Science, University of California at Riverside, May 1982
B.S. - Biology, cum laude, University of California at Riverside, June 1979

 Professional Experience:

Plant Physiologist, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Alternate Crop Systems Lab,
Agricultural Research Service, March 1991-Nov 1993; Nov 1995-Present.

Project Leader, Global Climate Change, International Rice Research Institute,
Los Baños, Philippines, Dec 1993 to Oct 1995.

Faculty Research Associate, Department of Botany,
University of Maryland, College Park, May 1989-May 1991.

Smithsonian Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, 1988-1989; and

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD, 1988-1988.


University of the Philippines, Los Baños

Plant Ecology, (Botany 134), Summer Session 1994, w/ Dr. Margaret Ceuvas.

Plant Water Relations, (Botany 221), Semester I, 1994/1995, w/ Dr. Lou Cardeñas.

University of Maryland, College Park

Consequences of Climate Change (Plant Science 123), Spring Semester 1996, w/ Dr. Owen Thompson.

Ecology and Man (Botany 211), Spring Semester 1996, w/ Dr. Joe Sullivan.

 Membership in Professional Societies: American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Plant Physiology
Weed Science Society of America
Ecological Society of America
Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society of Agriculture)
 Special Classes:

O'Hare Management Training Course (World Bank), Nov. 1994/Feb. 1995.

ASL (American Sign Language), proficiency in deaf communication. Fall Semester, University of Maryland, 1993.


Outstanding Rating: USDA-ARS, 1999 (step promotion).

Honorary advisor: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 1991.

Monetary award for efforts in improving Quality Assurance, APPA Division, IRRI, 1995.

Editing Duties:

External Reviewer for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 1996, 1997 assessment. External Reviewer for Climate Change Impacts on the United States (National Assessment 2000).

Editorial Review Board: Tree Physiology

External Reviewer (1999-00) for: Annals of Botany, Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, Agronomy Journal, Global Change Biology, New Phytologist, Photosynthesis Research, Physiologia Plantarum, Plant, Cell and Environment, Tree Physiology, Weed Science.

Grants and Contracts:

DOE’s program for Ecosystem Research, to continue “Secondary Succession and Species Diversity along a ‘Natural’ Carbon Dioxide and Temperature Gradient”, 2005-2007, $270,000.

National Park Service for Ecosystem Research, “Evaluating Effects of Nitrogen Deposition and Ambient Ozone on an Invasive Plant in the National Capital Region.” (2009-2012), $95,000

DOE’s program for Ecosystem Research, “Secondary Succession and Species Diversity along a ‘Natural’ Carbon Dioxide and Temperature Gradient”, 2002-2005. $449,000

D.A. Competitive Grants (with Dr. J.A. Bunce), Washington DC, 1992-1995, $190,000.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, Washington DC, 1988-1989, $19,000.

Smithsonian Institution Interbureau Fellowship, Washington DC, 1988-1989, $7,000.


Too Hot Not To Handle”, HBO Special on Global Warming.  Aired April 20, 2006 (Earth Day).“The Misery of Allergies”, National Geographic, May 2006. “Secrets Behind Fall’s Biggest Allergy Culprit”, Life Magazine, August 25, 2006"With Warmer Weather, Different Decisions to Make", Anne Raver, New York Times, December 21, 2006.“Global Warming: enough to make you sick”, Jia-Rui Chong, Los Angeles Times, February 25, 2007.“Climate Warming may be Spurring Allergy, Asthma”, Gautam Naik, Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2007.“Climate Changes are Making Poison Ivy More Potent” Tara Parker-Pope, Wall Street Journal, June 26, 2007. “Avoiding the Dangers Down in the Garden”, Jane Brody, New York Times, July 17, 2007.  “Weeds Shown to Feed on Rising Carbon Dioxide”, Jia-Rui Chong, Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2007. “With Global Warming Comes a Rash of Poison Ivy”, Anita Manning, USA Today, July 23, 2007. “Invasive Weed a Fuel for West’s Wildfires”, Patrick O’Driscoll, USA Today, August 30, 2007. “How Global Warming Affects Symptoms. Michele Bender, Shape Magazine, May, 2007.“Get Out Your Handkerchiefs”, Sharon Begley, Newsweek, June 4, 2007. “Rapidly Spreading Threats”, Marilyn Serafini. National Journal, July 7, 2007. “Dandelions, Poison Ivy Grow with Global Warming”, John Nielsen, National Public Radio, July 12, 2007.Climate Change and Allergies”, ABC evening news with Charles Gibson, May 3, 2007. “Poison Ivy and CO2”, NBC Evening news with Brian Williams, June 26, 2007. “Poison Ivy and Climate Change”, CBS Early Show Health Segment, July 2, 2007. “Can Weeds Help Solve the Climate Crisis”, Tom Christopher, New York Times, June 29,2008“The Kind of Misery Itched in Memory”, Lori Aratani, Washington Post, August 23,  2008. “Poison Ivy, An Oily Menace that’s Getting Nastier”, Newsday, September 9, 2008“Environment: Extra-itchy Ivy”, National Geographic, June, 2008. “Against the Grain”, Marilyn Serafini. National Journal, July 12, 2008. “Get Ready to Itch and Sneeze”, Newsweek, August 11, 2008. “Ragweed and Climate Change”, ABC evening news with Charles Gibson, September 8, 2008“Rise in Carbon Dioxide Levels Could either Help or Hurt Crops”, Philipp Brasher, Des Moines Register, October 5, 2008“Food of the Future to be More Diverse”, Maggie Koerth-Baker, National Geographic On line, June 11, 2009 “Climate Change may be Benefitting Poison Ivy, Studies Suggest”, Tom Mooney, Providence Journal, July 6, 2009 “Changing Climate, Changing Ag”, Tim Hoskins, Iowa Farmer Today, July 8, 2009. “Allergy sufferers can Reduce Ragweed Exposure”, Jennifer Thomas,  SA Today, September 4, 2009. “The Hidden Hunger Caused By Climate Change” Reuters, January 10, 2010. “Poison Ivy Growing Faster, More Virulent”, National Public Radio, July 20, 2010.

 Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Global Climate Change: CO2/Temperature:

Blank, R.R., White, R., and L.H. Ziska 2006. Combustion properties of Bromus tectorum L.: Influence

of ecotype and growth under four CO2 concentrations. International Journal of Wildland Fire 15:227 36.


Ziska, L.H. and E.W. Goins 2006. Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide and weed populations in

glyphosate treated soybean. Crop Science 46:1354-1359. 


Mohan, J.E., Ziska, L.H., Schlesinger, W.H., Thomas, R.B., Sicher, R.C., George, K., and J.S. Clark

2006. Biomass and toxicity responses of poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) to elevated atmospheric

CO2. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103: 9086-9089.


Ziska, L.H., George, K. and D.A. Frenz  2007. Establishment and persistence of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.) in disturbed soil as a function of an urban-rural macro-environment. Global Change Biology 13:266-274.


Ziska, L.H., Palowsky, R. and D.R. Reed 2007. A quantitative and qualitative assessment of mung bean (Vigna mungo (L.) Wilczek) seed in response to elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide: potential changes in fatty acid composition. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 87:920-923.


Ziska, L.H., Sicher, R.C., George, K. and J.E. Mohan 2007. Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and

potential impacts on the growth and toxicity of poison ivy (Toxidodendron radicans).  Weed Science



Ziska L.H., and D.M. Blumenthal 2007. Empirical selection of cultivated oat in response to rising

atmospheric carbon dioxide. Crop Science 47:1547-1552.


Ziska, L.H. and J.A. Bunce 2007. Predicting the impact of changing CO2 on crop yields: some thoughts on food.  New Phytologist 175:607-618.


George, K., Ziska, L.H., Bunce, J.A., and B. Quebedeaux 2007. Elevated atmospheric CO2  concentration  and temperature across an urban-rural transect. Atmospheric Environment.  41:7654-7665.


Zhu, C. Zeng, Q., Ziska, L.H., Zhu, J., Xie, Z. and G. Liu 2008. Effect of nitrogen supply on carbon

dioxide induced changes in competition between rice and barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli). Weed

Science 56:66-71.


Ziska, L.H., Epstein, P.R. and C.A. Rogers 2008. Climate change, aerobiology and public health in the Northeast United States. Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 13:607-613.


Wolfe, D.W., Ziska, L.H., Petzoldt, C., Seaman, A., Chase, L and K. Hayhoe 2008. Projected change in climate thresholds in the Northeastern U.S.: implications for crops, pests, livestock and farmers. Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 13:607-613.


Ziska, L.H. 2008. Three-year field evaluation of early and late 20th century spring wheat cultivars to projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.  Field Crops Research 108:54-59.


Ziska, L.H. and A. McClung 2008. Differential response of cultivated and weedy (red) rice to recent andprojected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Agronomy Journal 100:1259-1263.


Ziska, L.H., Panicker S. and H.L. Wojno 2008. Recent and projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide and the potential impacts on growth and alkaloid production in wild poppy (Papaver setigerum DC.) Climatic Change 91:395-403.


Sage, R.F., Coiner, H.A., Way, D.A., Runion, G.B., Prior, S.A., Torbert III, H.A., Sicher Jr, R.C. and L.H. Ziska 2009. Kudzu [Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. Var lobata]: a new source of carbohydrate for bioethanol production. Biomass and Bioenergy. 33:57-61.


Ziska, L.H., Epstein, P.R. and W.H. Schlesinger. 2009. Rising CO2, Climate Change and Public Health: Exploring the Links to Plant Biology. Environmental Health Perspectives.  117:155-158.


George, K., Ziska, L.H., Bunce, J.A., Quebedeaux, B., Hom, J.L., Wolf, J. and J.R. Teasdale. 2009.

Macroclimate associated with urbanization increases the rate of secondary succession from fallow soil.

Oecologia 159:637-647.


Ziska, L.H., Runion G.B., Tomecek, M., Prior, S.A., Torbet H.A., and R.C. Sicher. 2009. An evaluation of cassava, sweet potato and field corn as potential carbohydrate sources for bioethanol production in Alabama and Maryland. Biomass and Bioenergy 33:1503-1508.


Ziska, L.H., Tomecek, M., and D.R. Gealy 2010. Competitive interactions between cultivated and red rice as a function of recent and projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.  Agronomy Journal 102:118-123.


Hellman, J.J., Nadelhoffer, K.J., Iverson, L.R., Ziska, L.H., Matthews, S.N., Myers, P., Prasad, A.M.,

Peters, M.P. 2010. Climate change impacts on terrestrial ecosystems in metropolitan Chicago and its

surrounding multi-state region. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:74-85.


Wolf, J., O’Neill, N.R., Rogers, C.A., Muilenberg, M.L., Ziska, L.H. 2010. Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations amplify Alternaria alternata sporulation and total antigen production. Environmental Health Perspectives 118:1223-1228.


Ziska, L.H. 2010. Elevated carbon dioxide alters chemical management of Canada thistle in no-till soybean.  Field Crops Research 119:299-303.


Bradley, B.A., D.M. Blumenthal, D.S. Wilcove, and L.H. Ziska. 2010. Predicting plant invasions in an

era of global change. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25:310-318.


Ziska, L.H., Blumenthal, D.M., Runion, G.B., Hunt Jr., E.R., and H. Diaz-Soltero. 2010. Invasive species and climate change: an agronomic perspective. Climatic Change. 105:13-42.


Ziska, L.H., Knowlton, K. , Rogers, C.A., Dalan, D.,  Tierney, N., Elder, M.A.,Filley, W. Shropshire, J. Ford, L., Hedberg, C.L., Fleetwood, P., Hovanky, K.T., Kavanaugh, T., Fulford, G., Vrtis, R., Patz, J., Portnoy, J.M., Coates, F.A., Bielory, L. and D.A. Frenz. 2011. Recent warming by latitude associated with increased length of ragweed pollen season in North America.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, (USA), 108: 4248-4251.


Ziska LH, Bunce JA, Goins EW (2004) Characterization of an urban-rural CO2/temperature  gradient and associated changes in initial plant productivity during secondary succession. Oecologia 139:454-458. 


Ziska LH (2004) Rising carbon dioxide and weed ecology. In: Weed Biology and Management, (ed Inderjit), (Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands). pp 159-176. (Book Chapter).


Ziska LH, Faulkner SS, Lydon J (2004) Changes in biomass and root:shoot ratio of field-grown Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), a noxious, invasive weed, with elevated CO2: implications for control with glyphosate. Weed Science 52:584- 588.


Ziska LH, Morris CF, Goins EF (2004) Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of selected wheat varieties released since 1903 to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide: can yield sensitivity to carbon dioxide be a factor in wheat performance? Global Change Biology 10:1810-1819.


Ziska LH, George K (2004) Rising carbon dioxide and invasive, noxious plants: potential threats and consequences.  World Resource Review 16:427-447.


Ziska LH (2003) Evaluation of the growth response of six invasive species to past, present and future carbon dioxide concentrations. Journal of Experimental Botany 54:395-404.


Ziska LH, Gebhard DE, Frenz DA, Faulkner S, Singer BD (2003) Cities as harbingers of climate change: Common ragweed, urbanization, and public health.  Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 111:290-295.


Ziska LH (2003) The impact of nitrogen supply on the potential response of a noxious, invasive weed, Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) to recent increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide.  Physiologia Plantarum 119:105-112.  


Ziska LH (2003) Evaluation of yield loss in field sorghum from a C3 and C4 weed with increasing CO2.  Weed Science 51:914-918.                                                                                                                               


Ziska LH (2003) Climate change, plant biology and public health. World Resource Review 15:2 71-288.


Ziska LH (2003) Rising carbon dioxide: Implications for weed-crop competition.  In: Rice Science: Innovations and Impact for Livelihood, (eds, Mew, TW, Brar, DS, Peng, S, Daw, D, Hardy, B), (International Rice Research Institute Press, Beijing, China). pp 615-634. (Book Chapter).


Ziska LH (2002) Sensitivity of ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) growth to urban ozone concentrations. Functional Plant Biology 29:1363-1367.


Ziska LH (2002) Influence of rising atmospheric CO2 since 1900 on early growth and photosynthetic response of a noxious invasive weed, Canada thistle, (Cirsium arvense). Functional Plant Biology 29:1387-1392.

Ziska LH, Ghannoum O, Baker JT, Conroy J, Bunce JA, Kobayashi K, Okada M (2001) A global perspective of ground level "ambient" carbon dioxide for assessing the response of plants to atmospheric CO2. Global Change Biology (accepted February 2001).

Ziska LH (2001) My View: Weed science and public health. Weed Science (Invited review) (accepted February 2001).

Ziska LH (2001) Changes in competitive ability between a C4 crop (Sorghum bicolor L.) and a C3 weed, common cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium L.) with elevated carbon dioxide. Weed Science (accepted April 2001).

Ziska LH, Bunce JA and FS Caulfield. (2001) Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and seed yield of soybean genotypes. Crop Science 41:385-391.

Ziska LH. (2001) Acclimation to growth temperature alters the temperature dependent stimulation of photosynthesis to elevated carbon dioxide in Albutilon theophrasti. Physiologia Plantarum 111:322-328.

Ziska LH, JA Bunce. (2000) Sensitivity of field-grown soybean to future atmospheric carbon dioxide: selection for improved productivity in the 21st century. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 27:979-984.

Ziska LH, Caulfield FA. (2000) Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ragweed pollen production: Implications for public health. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 27:893-898.

Ghannoum O, von Caemmerer S, Ziska LH, Conroy JP. (2000) The growth response of C4 plants to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations: A reassessment. Plant, Cell and Environment 23:931-942.

Ziska LH, Caulfield FA. (2000) The potential influence of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on public health: Pollen production of common ragweed as a test case. World Resource Review 12:449-457.

Ziska LH. (2000) The impact of elevated carbon dioxide on yield loss from a C3 and C4 weed in field grown soybean. Global Change Biology 6:1-7.

Ziska LH, Teasdale JR. (2000) Sustained growth, photosynthesis and increased tolerance to glyphosate observed in a C3 perennial weed, quackgrass (Elytrigia repens (L.) Nevski), grown at elevated carbon dioxide. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 27:157-164.

Bunce JA, Ziska LH. (1999) Impact of measurement irradiance on acclimation of photosynthesis to elevated CO2 concentration in several plant species. Photosynthetica. 37:509-517.

Ziska LH, Teasdale JR, Bunce JA. (1999) Future atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations may increase tolerance to glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine] in weedy species. Weed Science. 47:608-615.

Olszyk DM, Centeno HGS, Ziska LH, Kern JS and R Matthews. (1999) Global change, rice productivity and methane emissions: comparison of model and experimental results. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 97:87-101.

Ziska LH, Sicher RC and JA Bunce. (1999) The influence of elevated carbon dioxide on the growth and gas exchange of three C4 species differing in decarboxylation type. Physiologia Plantarum 105:74-80.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce. (1999) Effect of elevated carbon dioxide concentration at night on the growth and gas exchange of selected C4 species. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 26:71-77.

Ziska LH, Bunce JA and FA Caulfield. (1998) Intraspecific variation in seed yield of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] in response to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 25:801-807.

Ziska LH, Moya TB, Wassmann R, Namuco OS, Lantin RS, Aduna JB, Abao E, Bronson KF, Neue HU, and D Olszyk (1998) Long-term growth at elevated carbon dioxide stimulates methane emission in tropical paddy rice. Global Change Biology 4:657-665.

Moya TB, Ziska LH, Namuco OS and D Olszyk (1998) Growth dynamics and genotypic variation in tropical, field-grown paddy rice (Oryza sativa L.) in response to increasing carbon dioxide and temperature. Global Change Biology 4:645-656.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1998) The influence of increasing growth temperature and CO2 concentration on the ratio of respiration to photosynthesis in whole plants of soybean. Global Change Biology 4:637-643.

Ziska LH (1998) Root temperature can alter photosynthetic acclimation at elevated CO2 in soybean seedlings. Annals of Botany 81:717-721.

Bunce JA and LH Ziska (1998) Decreased hydraulic conductance in plants at elevated carbon dioxide. Plant, Cell and Environment 21:121-126.

LH Ziska and JA Bunce (1997) Influence of increasing carbon dioxide concentration on the photosynthetic and growth stimulation of selected C4 crops and weeds. Photosynthesis Research 54:199-208.

Moya TB, Ziska LH, Weldon C, Quilang JPE and P Jones (1997) An Assessment of microclimate in an open-top chamber system: Implications for predicting climate change effects on rice production. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 40:739-747.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1997) The role of temperature in determining the stimulation of CO2 assimilation at elevated carbon dioxide in soybean seedlings. Physiologia Plantarum 100:126-132.

Matsui T, Namuco OS, Ziska LH and T Horie (1997) Effects of high temperature and CO2 concentration on spikelet sterility in Indica rice. Field Crops Research 51:213-221.

Lin, W, Ziska LH, Namuco OS and K Bai (1997) The interaction of high temperature and elevated CO2 on photosynthetic acclimation of single leaves of rice in situ. Physiologia Plantarum 99:178-184.

Ziska LH, Namuco OS, Moya TB and JPE Quilang (1997) Growth and yield response of field-grown tropical rice to increasing CO2 and temperature. Agronomy Journal 89:45-53.

Alberto, AMP, Ziska LH, Cervancia CR and PA Manalo (1996) The influence of increasing carbon dioxide and temperature on competitive interactions between a C3 crop, rice (Oryza sativa) and a C4 weed, (Echinochloa glabrescens). Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 23:795-802.

Ziska LH and PA Manalo (1996) Increasing night temperature induces sterility in tropical rice. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 23:791-794.

Ziska LH, Manalo PA and RA Ordonez (1996) Intraspecific variation in the response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) to increased CO2 and temperature: growth and yield response of 17 cultivars. Journal of Experimental Botany 47:1353-1359.

Bunce JA and LH Ziska (1996) Responses of respiration to increases in carbon dioxide concentration and temperature in three soybean cultivars. Annals of Botany 77:507-514.

Ziska LH, Weerakoon W, Namuco OS and R Pamplona (1996) The influence of nitrogen on the elevated CO2 response in field-grown rice. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 23:45-52.

Ziska LH, Sicher RC and DF Kremer (1995) Reversibility of photosynthetic acclimation of swiss chard and sugarbeet grown at elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide. Physiologia Plantarum 95:355-364.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1995) Growth and photosynthetic response of three soybean cultivars to simultaneous increases in growth temperature and CO2. Physiologia Plantarum 94:575-584.

Neue HU, Ziska LH, Mathews RB, Peng SB and P Teng (1995) Reducing global warming--the role of rice. GeoJournal (Review) 35:351-362.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1994) Increasing growth temperature reduces the stimulatory effect of elevated CO2 on photosynthesis or biomass in two perennial species. Physiologia Plantarum 91:183-190.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1994) Direct and indirect inhibition of single leaf respiration by elevated CO2: Interaction with temperature. Physiologia Plantarum 90:130-138.

Wullschleger SD, Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1994) Respiratory response of higher plants to atmospheric CO2 enrichment. Physiologia Plantarum 90:221-229 (Review).

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1993) The influence of elevated CO2 and temperature on seed germination and soil emergence. Field Crops Research 34:147-157.

Ziska LH and JA Bunce (1993) Inhibition of whole plant respiration by elevated CO2 as modified by growth temperature. Physiologia Plantarum 87:459-466.

Hogan KP, Smith AP and LH Ziska (1991) Potential effects of elevated CO2 and changes in temperature on tropical plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 14:763-778 (Review).

Ziska LH, Hogan KP, Smith AP and BG Drake (1991) Growth and photosynthetic response of nine tropical plant species with long-term exposure to elevated carbon dioxide. Oecologia 86:383-389.

Ziska LH and AH Teramura (1991) Intraspecific variation in the response of rice Oryza sativa L. to increased CO2: photosynthetic, biomass and reproductive characteristics. Physiologia Plantarum 84:269-274.

Ziska LH, Drake BG and SJ Chamberlain (1990) Long-term photosynthetic response in single leaves of a C3 and C4 salt marsh species grown at elevated atmospheric CO2 in situ. Oecologia 83:469-472.

Global Climate Change: Ozone Depletion and UV-B Radiation:

Ziska LH (1996) The potential sensitivity of tropical plants to increasing ultraviolet-B radiation. Journal of Plant Physiology 148:35-41 (Review).

Ziska LH, Teramura AH, Sullivan JH and A McCoy (1993) Influence of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on photosynthetic and growth characteristics in field-grown cassava (Manihot esculentum Crantz). Plant, Cell and Environment 16:73-80.

Ziska LH, Teramura AH and JH Sullivan (1992) Physiological sensitivity of native plants collected along an elevational gradient in Hawaii to increased UV-B radiation. American Journal of Botany 79(8):863-871.

Ziska LH and AH Teramura (1992) CO2 enhancement of growth and photosynthesis in rice (Oryza sativa): Modification by increased ultraviolet (UV)-B radiation. Plant Physiology 99:473-481.

Sullivan JH, Teramura AH and LH Ziska (1992) Variation in UV-B sensitivity in plants from a 3000m elevational gradient in Hawaii. American Journal of Botany 79(7):737-743.

Ziska LH, Teramura AH and AE Sztein (1991) Changes in growth and photosynthetic capacity of rice with increased UV-B radiation. Physiologia Plantarum 83:373-380.

Teramura AH, Sullivan JH and LH Ziska (1990) The interaction of elevated UV-B radiation and CO2 on productivity and photosynthesis in rice, wheat and soybean. Plant Physiology 94: 470-475.

Water Relations and Water Quality:

Ziska LH, DeJong TM, Hoffman GH and RM Mead (1991) Sodium and chloride distribution in salt-stressed Prunus salicina, a deciduous tree species. Tree Physiology 8(1):47-57.

Ziska LH, Seemann JR and TM DeJong (1990) Determination of salinity induced limitations to the photosynthetic process in Prunus salicina, a deciduous tree species. Plant Physiology 93:864-870.

Ziska LH, Hutmacher RB, Hoffman GJ and TM DeJong (1989) Evaluation of salinity-induced osmotic stress in a field grown, perennial glycophyte, Prunus salicina. Physiologia Plantarum 77:141-149.

Howell TA, Ziska LH and RL McCormick (1987) Response of sugarbeets to irrigation frequency and cutoff on a clay-loam soil. Irrigation Science 8:1-11.

Ziska LH, Hall AE and RM Hoover (1985) Irrigation management methods for reducing water use of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) and lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) while maintaining seed yield at maximum levels. Irrigation Science 6:223-239.

Ziska LH and AE Hall (1983) Seed yields and water use of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) subjected to planned-water-deficit irrigation. Irrigation Science 3:237-245.

Ziska LH and AE Hall (1983) Soil and plant measurements for determining when to irrigate cowpea (Vigna unguiculata [L.] Walp.) grown under planned-water-deficits. Irrigation Science 3:247-257.

Book Chapters:

Bunce JA, Ziska LH 2000. Crop/Weed Interactions. In: Climate Change and Global Crop Productivity, (eds. KR Reddy, HF Hodges) (CAB International Press) pp 333-348 ISBN 0-85199-439-3.

Hall AE, Ziska LH 2000. Crop Breeding Strategies for the 21st Century. In: Climate Change and Global Crop Productivity, (eds KR Reddy, HF Hodges) (CAB International Press) pp 407-419 ISBN 0-85199-439-3.

Teramura AH, Ziska LH 1996. Environmental Stress and Photosynthesis: Ultraviolet-B Radiation. In: Advances in Photosynthesis, Vol 5, (ed. NR Baker) (Kluwer Press, London) pp 435-450 ISBN 0-7923-4316-6.

Ziska LH 1996. The Potential Sensitivity of Tropical Plants to Increased Ultraviolet-B Radiation. In: Vegetation Stress (ed. HK Lichtenthaler), (G. Fischer, New York, Stuttgart) pp 35-42 ISBN 1-56081-444-6.

Ziska LH, Teramura AH 1996. Intraspecific Variation in the Growth and Photosynthetic Responses of Rice with Increased Carbon Dioxide. In: Climate Change and Rice, 1996. (eds. SB Peng, KT Ingram, HU Neue, and LH Ziska), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 370 pp. ISBN: 3-540-58906-6.

Ziska LH 1990. Effects of Salinity on Photosynthesis. In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 10th ed., 1991, (McGraw-Hill, New York) pp 328-331 ISBN 0-07-046259-3.

Books Edited: Climate Change and Rice, 1996. (eds. SB Peng, KT Ingram, HU Neue, and LH Ziska), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 370 pp. ISBN: 3-540-58906-6

Books Reviewed:

Climate Change and the Global Harvest: Potential Impacts of the Greenhouse Effect on Agriculture, 1998. Cynthia Rosenzweig and Daniel Hillel, Oxford University Press, New York, ISBN: 0-19-508889-1. The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol 75, June 2000, pp 214-215.


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