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  1. Alem, P., P. A. Thomas, and M.W. van Iersel. 2015. Controlled water deficit as an alternative to plant growth retardants for regulation of poinsettia stem elongation. HortScience 50:565-569
  2. Ali A.A., C. Xu, A. Rogers, N.G. McDowell, B.E. Medlyn, R. Fisher, S.D. Wullschelger, P.P. Reich,  J.A. Vrugt, W.L. Bauerle, L.S. Santiago, and C.J. Wilson. 201x. The environmental control of plant photosynthetic capacity at the global scale. Ecol. Appl. (In Press).
  3. Barnard, D.M. and W.L. Bauerle. 201x. Species-specific irrigation scheduling with a spatially explicit biophysical model: a comparison to substrate moisture sensing with insight into simplified physiological parameterization. Agric. Forest Meteorology (In Press).
  4. Bayer, A., J. Ruter, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Automated Irrigation Control for Improved Growth and Quality of Gardenia jasminoides ‘Radicans’ and ‘August Beauty’. HortScience 50:78-84.
  5. Ferrarezi, R.S., S.K. Dove, and M.W. van Iersel. 2015. An automated system for monitoring soil moisture and controlling irrigation using Arduino microcontrollers. HortTechnology 25:110-118.
  6. Ferrarezi, R.S.,  M. W. van Iersel and R. Testezlaf. 2015.  Monitoring and Controlling Ebb-and-flow Subirrigation with Soil Moisture Sensors. HortScience 50:447-453.
  7. Ferrarezi, R.S.,  G..M Weaver, M. W. van Iersel and R. Testezlaf. 2015.  Subirrigation: Historical overview, challenges, and future prospects.  HortTechnology 25:262-276.
  8. Hu, H., G.G. Wang, G.G., W.L. Bauerle, and R. Klos. 201x. Drought impact on forest regeneration in the Southeast USA. Ecosphere (In Review).
  9. Lichtenberg, E., J. Majsztrik and M. Saavoss 2015. Grower demand for sensor-controlled irrigation. Water Resour. Res.  51: 341–358. DOI:10.1002/2014WR015807
  10. Saavoss, M., J. Majsztrik, B. Belayneh, J. Lea-Cox and E. Lichtenberg. 201x. Yield, Quality, and profitability of sensor-controlled irrigation: a case study of snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus L.) production.  Irr. Sci. (In Review).



  1. Bauerle, W.L., A.B. Daniels, and D.M. Barnard. 2014.  Carbon and water flux responses to physiology by environment interactions: A sensitivity analysis of variation in climate on photosynthetic and stomatal parameters. Climate Dynamics, 42:2539-2554
  2. Ferrarezi, R.S., M.W. van Iersel and R. Testezlaf. 2014.  Subirrigation automated by capacitance sensors for salvia production. Horticultura Brasileira 32:314-320. DOI:
  3. O’Meara, L., M.R. Chappell, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014.  Water use of Hydrangea macrophylla and Gardenia jasminoides in response to a gradually drying substrate. HortScience 49:493-498.
  4. Reuning G.A, W.L. Bauerle, J.L. Mullen, and J.K. McKay. 2014.  Combining quantitative trait loci analysis with physiological models to predict genotype specific transpiration rates. Plant Cell Environ. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12429.
  5. Starry, O., J.D. Lea-Cox, J. Kim, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Photosynthesis and water use by two Sedum species in green roof substrate. J. Environ. Exp. Bot. 107:105-112.
  6. Stoy, P.C., A.M. Trowbridge, and W.L. Bauerle. 2014. Controls on seasonal patterns of maximum ecosystem carbon uptake and canopy-scale photosynthetic light response: contributions from both temperature and photoperiod. Photosynthesis Res. 119: 49-64.
  7. Zhen, S., S.E. Burnett, M.E. Day, and M.W. van Iersel. 2014. Effects of substrate water content on morphology and physiology of rosemary, Canadian columbine, and cheddar pink. HortScience 49: 486-492.
  8. Yin, J. N. L. Bassuk, M.W. Olberg and T.L. Bauerle. 2014. Fine Root Hydraulic Conductance Is Related to Post-transplant Recovery of Two Quercus Tree Species. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 139:649-656.




  1. Barnard, D.M. and W.L. Bauerle. 2013. The implications of minimum stomatal conductance on modeling water flux in forest canopies. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 118: 1322-1333. DOI 10.1002/jgrg.20112.
  2. Bauerle, T.L. W.L. Bauerle, M. Goebel, and D.M. Barnard. 2013. Root system distribution influences substrate moisture measurements in containerized ornamental tree species HortTechnology 23:754-759.
  3. Bayer, A., I. Mahbub, M. Chappell, J. Ruter, and M.W. van Iersel. 2013. Water use and growth of Hibiscus acetosella ‘Panama Red’ grown with a soil moisture sensor controlled irrigation system. HortScience 48:980-987.
  4. Belayneh, B.E., J. D. Lea-Cox, and E. Lichtenberg. 2013. Benefits and costs of implementing sensor-controlled irrigation in a commercial pot-in-pot container nursery. HortTechnology 23:760-769.
  5. Campoe, O., Stape, J.L., Nouvellon, Y., Laclau, J-P., W.L. Bauerle, D. Binkley, and G. Le Maire. 2013. Stem production, light absorption and light use efficiency between dominant and non dominant trees of Eucalyptus grandis across a productivity gradient in Brazil. Forest Ecol. Management 288:14-20.
  6. Chappell, M., S.K. Dove, M. W van Iersel, P.A Thomas and J. Ruter. 2013.  Implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks for Irrigation Control in Three Container Nurseries. HortTechnology 23: 747-753
  7. Fletcher, R.S., J.L. Mullen, S. Yoder, W.L Bauerle, G. Reuning, S. Sen, E. Meyer, T.E. Juenger, and J.K. McKay. 2013. Development of a next-generation NIL library in Arabidopsis thaliana for dissecting complex traits. BMC Genomics 14:655. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-14-65
  8. Gspaltl, M., W. Bauerle, D. Binkley, and H. Sterba. 2013. Leaf area and light use efficiency patterns of Norway spruce under different thinning regimes and age classes. Forest Ecol. Management 288:49-59.
  9. Kohanbash, D., G. F. Kantor, T. Martin and L. Crawford. 2013. Wireless Sensor Network Design for Monitoring and Irrigation Control:  User-centric Hardware and Software Development. HortTechnology 23:725-734.
  10. Lea-Cox, J. D., W.L. Bauerle, M.W. van Iersel, G.F. Kantor, T.L. Bauerle, E. Lichtenberg, D.M. King and L. Crawford. 2013.  Advancing Wireless Sensor Networks for Irrigation Management of Ornamental Crops: An Overview.  HortTechnology 23:717-724.
  11. Lichtenberg, E., J. C. Majsztrik and M. Saavoss. 2013. Profitability of Sensor-Based Irrigation in Greenhouse and Nursery Crops.  HortTechnology 23:770-774.
  12. Majsztrik, J. and J.D. Lea-Cox. 2013. Water quality regulations in the Chesapeake Bay: Working to more precisely estimate nutrient loading rates and incentivize best management practices in the nursery and greenhouse industry. HortScience 48:1097-1102.
  13. Majsztrik, J. C., E. Lichtenberg and M. Saavoss. 2013. Ornamental Grower Perceptions of Sensor Networks.  HortTechnology 23: 775-782.
  14. Majsztrik, J. C., E. W. Price and D. M. King. 2013. Environmental Benefits of Wireless Sensor-based Irrigation Networks: Case-study Projections and Potential Adoption Rates. HortTechnology 23:783-793.
  15. O’Meara, L., M.W. van Iersel, and M.R. Chappell. 2013. Daily water use of Hydrangea macrophylla and Gardenia jasminoides as affected by growth stage and environmental conditions.  HortScience 48:1040-1046.
  16. van Iersel, M.W., M.R. Chappell, and J. Lea-Cox. 2013. Sensors for improved efficiency of irrigation in greenhouse and nursery production. HortTechnology 23:735-746.



  1. Bauerle, W.L., R. Oren, D.A. Way, S.S. Qian, P.C. Stoy, P.E. Thornton, J.D. Bowden, F.M. Hoffman, and R.F. Reynolds. 2012. Photoperiodic regulation of the seasonal pattern of photosynthetic capacity and the implications for carbon cycling. Proc. Natl. Academy Sci. 109:8612-8617.
  2. Daniels, A.B., D.M. Barnard, P.L. Chapman, and W.L. Bauerle.  2012.   Optimizing substrate moisture measurements in containerized nurseries.  HortScience 47:98-104.
  3. Garland, K.F., S.E. Burnett, M.E. Day, and M.W. van Iersel. 2012. Influence of substrate water content and daily light integral on photosynthesis, water use efficiency, and morphology of Heuchera americanaJ. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 137:57-62.
  4. Kim, J., A. Malladi, and M.W. van Iersel. 2012. Physiological and molecular responses to drought in Petunia: the importance of stress severity. J. Exp. Bot. 63:6335-6345.
  5. Mattson, N.S. and M.W. van Iersel. 2011. Application of the 4R nutrient stewardship concept to horticultural crops: Applying nutrients at the “right time”.  HortTechnology 21:667-673.
  6. Solano, L., A. G. Ristvey, J. D. Lea-Cox and S. M. Cohan. 2012.  Sequestering zinc from recycled crumb rubber in extensive green roof media.  Ecol. Engineering 47: 284– 290.



  1. Bauerle, W.L. and J.D. Bowden. 2011. Predicting transpiration response to climate change: Insights on physiological and morphological interactions that modulate water exchange from leaves to canopies. HortScience 46:163-166.
  2. Bauerle, W.L. and J.D. Bowden. 2011. Separating foliar physiology from morphology reveals the relative roles of vertically structured transpiration factors within red maple crowns and limitations of larger scale models. J. Exp. Bot. 62:4295-4307.
  3. Crespo, J. M. and M.W. van Iersel. 2011.  Performance of a soil moisture sensor-based landscape irrigation controller for automated irrigation of container-grown plants.  HortScience 46:889-894.
  4. Kim, J, M.W. van Iersel and S.E. Burnett. 2011. Estimating daily water use of two petunia cultivars based on plant and environmental factors.  HortScience 46:1287-1293.
  5. Kim, J. and M.W. van Iersel. 2011.  Slowly-developing drought stress increases photosynthetic acclimation of Catharanthus roseusPhysiologia Plantarum 143:166-177.