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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Louise Comas
Water Management Systems Research
Plant Physiology

Phone: (970) 492-7416
Fax: (970) 492-7408
Room S-320

2150 CENTER AVENUE
BLDG D, STE 320
FORT COLLINS , CO 80526

Projects
A Tool for Monitoring and Managing Water Stress in Corn
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 429293
Management Strategies to Sustain Irrigated Agriculture with Limited Water Supplies
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422671
Estimating Evapotranspiration and Plant Water Stress with Remote Sensing
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 425405
Effects of Agricultural Water Management on Soil Structure, Organic Matter Dynamics, and Nutrient Cycling
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429623

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Estimating maize water stress by standard deviation of canopy temperature in thermal imagery -
Han, M., Zhang, H., DeJonge, K.C., Comas, L.H., Trout, T. 2016. Estimating maize water stress by standard deviation of canopy temperature in thermal imagery. Agricultural Water Management. 177, 400-409.
Seasonal patterns of root production in grape -
Evapotranspiration partitioning and variation of sap flow in female and male parents of maize for hybrid seed production in arid region -
Jiang, X., Kang, S., Li, F., Du, T., Tong, L., Comas, L.H. 2016. Evapotranspiration partitioning and variation of sap flow in female and male parents of maize for hybrid seed production in arid region. Agricultural Water Management. 176:132-141. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2016.05.022.
Switchgrass ecotypes alter microbial contribution to deep-soil C -
Roosendaal, D.L., Stewart, C.E., Denef, K., Follett, R., Pruessner, E.G., Comas, L.H., Varvel, G.E., Saathoff, A., Palmer, N.A., Sarath, G., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Madhavan, S. 2016. Switchgrass ecotypes alter microbial contribution to deep-soil C. Soil. SOIL 2, 185–197. doi:10.5194/soil-2-185-2016.
Impacts of deficit irrigation and altered rooting patterns on soil structure and associated soil properties -
Electron transport, pep carboxylase activity, and maximal net co2 assimilation exhibit coordinated and proportional decline with loss of hydraulic conductance during water stress in Zea mays -
Gleason, S.M., Wiggans, D.R., Bliss, C.A., Comas, L.H., Cooper, M.S., DeJonge, K.C., Young, J.S., Zhang, H. 2016. Electron transport, pep carboxylase activity, and maximal net co2 assimilation exhibit coordinated and proportional decline with loss of hydraulic conductance during water stress in Zea mays. American Society of Plant Biologists. 25th Western Photosynthesis Conference.
Digging Deeper: Analyzing root traits to characterize juniper expansion into rangelands -
Physiological failures in Zea mays during water-stress: opportunities for improvement -
Gleason, S.M., Wiggans, D.R., Comas, L.H., DeJonge, K.C., Young, J.S., Zhang, H. 2015. Physiological failures in Zea mays during water-stress: opportunities for improvement. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. Synergy in Science. 129:2.
Comparison of canopy temperature-based water stress indices for maize Reprint Icon -
DeJonge, K.C., Taghvaeian, S., Trout, T.J., Comas, L.H. 2015. Comparison of canopy temperature-based water stress indices for maize. Agricultural Water Management. 156 (2015) 51-62.
Root growth dynamics linked to aboveground growth in walnuts (Juglans regia L.) -
Contador, M., Comas, L.H., Metcalf, S.G., Stewart, W.L., Gomez, I., Negron, C. 2015. Root growth dynamics linked to aboveground growth in walnuts (Juglans regia L.). AoB Plants. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcv064.
Root phenotypic characterization of lesquerella genetic resources -
Cruz, V., Comas, L.H., Dierig, D.A. 2014. Root phenotypic characterization of lesquerella genetic resources. Industrial Crops and Products. 62:130-139.
Adapting irrigation management to water scarcity: constraints of plant growth, hydraulics and carbon assimilation. -
Comas, L.H., Wiggans, D.R., Young, J.S., Gleason, S.M., Shaner, D.L. 2014. Adapting irrigation management to water scarcity: constraints of plant growth, hydraulics and carbon assimilation.. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts.
Conventional and simplified canopy temperature indices predict water stress in sunflower Reprint Icon -
Taghvaeian, S., Comas, L.H., DeJonge, K.C., Trout, T.J. 2014. Conventional and simplified canopy temperature indices predict water stress in sunflower. Agricultural Water Management. 144:69-80 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2014.06.003.
Patterns in root traits of woody species hosting arbuscular and ectomycorrhizas: implications for the evolution of belowground strategies Reprint Icon -
Comas, L.H., Callahan, H.S., Midford, P.E. 2014. Patterns in root traits of woody species hosting arbuscular and ectomycorrhizas: implications for the evolution of belowground strategies. Ecology and Evolution. 1-12. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1147
Experimentally reduced root–microbe interactions reveal limited plasticity in functional root traits in Acer and Quercus Reprint Icon -
Lee, M., Comas, L.H., Callahan, H.S. 2013. Experimentally prevention of natural root-microbe interactions reveals limited plasticity in functional root traits of Acer and Quercus. Annals Of Botany. 113:513-521. doi:10.1093/aob/mct276
Optimizing ecosystem function by manipulating pasture community composition -
Goslee, S.C., Veith, T.L., Skinner, R.H., Comas, L.H. 2013. Optimizing ecosystem function by manipulating pasture community composition. Basic and Applied Ecology. 14:630-641.
Root traits contributing to plant productivity under drought Reprint Icon -
Comas, L.H., Becker, S., Cruz, V.V., Byrne, P.F., Dierig, D.A. 2013. Root traits contributing to plant productivity under drought. Frontiers in Plant Science. 4:1-16. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00442.
Root traits contributing to plant productivity under drought -
Comas, L.H., Becker, S.R., Cruz, V.V., Byrne, P.F., Dierig, D.A. 2013. Root traits contributing to plant productivity under drought. Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops, Washington, DC, Oct 13-16, 2013
Root phenotyping of new oilseed crop lesquerella germplasm -
Cruz, V.V., Comas, L.H., Wang, G., Dierig, D.A. 2013. Root phenotyping of new oilseed crop lesquerella germplasm. Meeting Abstract. Associations for the Advancement of Industrial Crops Washington, DC, Oct 12-17, 2013.
Contrasting strategies of water use: seasonal root growth and soil water depletion in maize and sunflower under deficit irrigation -
Comas, L.H., Trout, T.J., Dejonge, K.C. 2013. Contrasting strategies of water use: seasonal root growth and soil water depletion in maize and sunflower under deficit irrigation. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Annual Tri-Society meetings (ASA-CSSA-SSSA), Tampa, FL Nov 3-6, 2013.
Effects of soil moisture availability and root development on sunflower stomatal conductance -
Niknami, L.S., Comas, L.H. 2013. Effects of soil moisture availability and root development on sunflower stomatal conductance. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Tampa, FL Nov 3-6, 2013.
C3 versus C4 cavitation resistance and embolism repair under different levels of soil moisture availability -
Comas, L.H., Young, J.S., Mcelrone, A.J., Wiggans, D.R. 2013. C3 versus C4 cavitation resistance and embolism repair under different levels of soil moisture availability. Meeting Abstract. The 9th International Workshop on Sap Flow; Gent, Belgium; June 4-7, 2013
Maize and sunflower root distribution in response to deficit irrigation -
Comas, L.H., Bausch, W.C., Trout, T.J., Shaner, D.L. 2012. Maize and sunflower root distribution in response to deficit irrigation. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. Agronomy Annual Meeting Cincinnati, OH Oct. 21-24, 2012.
Survey of root variation in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) and analysis of response to temperature treatments -
Cruz, V.V., Comas, L.H., Dierig, D.A. 2012. Survey of root variation in lesquerella (Physaria fendleri) and analysis of response to temperature treatments. Crop Science Congress. Trisociety meeting Cincinnati OH, October 21-24, 2012.
Evolutionary patterns and biogeochemical significance of angiosperm root traits Reprint Icon -
Comas, L.H., Mueller, K.E., Taylor, L.L., Miford, P.E., Callahan, H., Beerling, D.J. 2012. Evolutionary patterns and biogeochemical significance of angiosperm root traits. International Journal of Plant Science. pp. 584-595.
Patterns in root trait variation among 25 co-existing North American forest species -
Comas, L.H., Eissenstat, D.M. 2009. Patterns in root trait variation among 25 co-existing North American forest species. New Phytologist. 182(4):919-928.
INTERACTIVE EFFECTS OF CANOPY DEVELOPMENT, CROP YIELD AND SOIL MOISTURE AVAILABILITY ON ROOT PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN CONCORD GRAPE -
Comas, L.H., Anderson, L.J., Lakso, A.N., Eissenstat, D.M. 2005. Canopy and environmental control of root dynamics in a long-term study of Concord grape. New Phytologist. 167(3):829-840.
USING BIODIVERSITY TO IMPROVE PASTURES -
Comas, L.H., Skinner, R.H., Goslee, S.C. 2004. Using biodiversity to improve pastures. Lancaster Farming. September 11, 2004:E13
DEFINING PLANTS BY THEIR EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS -
Comas, L.H., Goslee, S.C., Skinner, R.H., Sanderson, M.A. 2004. Defining plants functional types by their potential effects on ecosystem properties. Proceeding of the Ecology Society of America, August 1-6, 2004, Portland, Oregon p. 102.
DEFINING PLANT FUNCTIONAL TYPES BY THEIR POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEM PROPERTIES -
Comas, L.H., Goslee, S.C., Skinner, R.H., Sanderson, M.A. 2004. Defining plant functional types by their potential effects on ecosystem properties. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. August 1-6, 2004, Portland Oregan. p. 102.
DEFINING PLANT FUNCTIONAL TYPES BY THEIR POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEM PROPERTIES -
Comas, L.H., Skinner, R.H., Goslee, S.C., Sanderson, M.A. 2004. Defining plant functional types by their potential effects on ecosystem properties [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. p. 102. 2004 CDROM.
EFFECTS OF IRRIGATION AND PRUNING ON CONCORD GRAPE PRODUCTIVITY AND SEASONAL ROOT DEVELOPMENT -
Lasko, A.N., Eissenstat, D.M., Comas, L.H., Dunst, R. 2003. Effects of irrigation and pruning on Concord grape productivity and seasonal root development. International Water and Irrigation Review. 23(2):32-34.
LINKING ROOT TRAITS TO MAXIMUM POTENTIAL GROWTH RATE IN ELEVEN MATURE TEMPERATE TREE SPECIES -
Comas, L.H., Eissenstat, D.M. 2004. Linking root traits to maximum potential growth rate in eleven mature temperate tree species. Functional Ecology. 18(3):388-397.
USING PLANT MORPHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND STRESS RESPONSE TO DEFINE PLANT FUNCTIONAL GROUPS IN PASTURE SYSTEMS -
Comas, L.H., Skinner, R.H., Sanderson, M.A. 2003. Using plant morphology, physiology, and stress response to define plant functional groups in pasture systems [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. CDROM.
IS IT WORTH MANAGING FOR PLANT SPECIES DIVERSITY IN TEMPERATE GRAZING LANDS? -
Sanderson, M.A., Soder, K.J., Goslee, S.C., Skinner, R.H., Gustine, D.L., Comas, L.H., Adler, P.R. 2003. Is it worth managing for plant species diversity in temperate grazing lands? [abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society Proceedings. p. 17.
MULTIPLE RISK FACTORS IN ROOT SURVIVORSHIPS A FOU YEAR STUDY IN CONCORD GRAPE -
Anderson, L.J., Comas, L.H., Lasko, A.N., Eissenstat, D.M. 2003. Multiple risk factors in root suvivorships: a 4-year study in Concord grape. New Phytologist. 158(3):489-501.
MORPHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL INTERACTIONS IN DIVERSE PLANT COMMUNITIES -
Skinner, R.H., Comas, L.H., Gustine, D.L. 2002. Morphological and physiological interactions in diverse plant communities [abstract]. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. Paper No. C06-skinner075552-oral. 2002 CDROM.
LINKING ROOT TRAITS TO SHOOT TRAITS AND LIFE HISTORY IN 25 TEMPERATE FOREST SPECIES -
COMAS, L.H., EISSENSTAT, D. LINKING ROOT TRAITS TO SHOOT TRAITS AND LIFE HISTORY IN 25 TEMPERATE FOREST SPECIES. 2002. ECOLOGY SOCIETY OF AMERICA ABSTRACTS. Abstract p. 102.
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