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William Pockman

William Pockman

Professor and Departmental Chair, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico


Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
MSC03 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


  • Professor and Departmental Chair, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico

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Journal Articles


Whitney, K. D., J. Mudge, D. O. Natvig, A. Sundararajan, W. T. Pockman, J. Bell, S. L. Collins and J. A. Rudgers. 2019. Experimental drought reduces genetic diversity in the grassland foundation species Bouteloua eriopoda. Oecologia 189(4):1107-1120. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04371-7. (link )


Asbjornsen, H., J. L. Campbell, K. A. Jennings, M. A. Vadeboncoeur, C. McIntire, P. H. Templer, R. P. Phillips, T. L. Bauerle, M. C. Cietze, S. D. Frey, P. M. Groffman, R. Guerrieri, P. J. Hanson, E. P. Kelsey, A. K. Knapp, N. G. McDowell, P. Meir, K. A. Novick, S. V. Ollinger, W. T. Pockman, P. G. Schaberg, S. D. Wullschleger, M. D. Smith and L. E. Rustad. 2018. Guidelines and considerations for designing field experiments simulating precipitation extremes in forest ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(12):2310-2325. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13094. (link )

Grossiord, C., S. Sevanto, J. Limousin, P. Meir, M. Mencuccini, R. E. Pangle, W. T. Pockman, Y. Salmon, R. Zweifel and N. G. McDowell. 2018. Manipulative experiments demonstrate how long-term soil moisture changes alter controls of plant water use. Environmental and Experimental Botany 152:19-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.12.010. (link )

Guérin, M., D. Martin‐Benito, G. von Arx, L. Andreu‐Hayles, K. L. Griffin, R. Hamdan, N. G. McDowell, R. Muscarella, W. T. Pockman and P. Gentine. 2018. Interannual variations in needle and sapwood traits of Pinus edulis branches under an experimental drought. Ecology and Evolution 8(3):1655-1672. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3743. (link )

Huang, C., J. Domec, S. Palmroth, W. T. Pockman, M. E. Litvak and G. G. Katul. 2018. Transport in a coordinated soil-root-xylem-phloem leaf system. Advances in Water Resources 119:1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.06.002. (link )

Hudson, P. J., J. Limousin, D. J. Krofcheck, A. L. Boutz, R. E. Pangle, N. Gehres, N. G. McDowell and W. T. Pockman. 2018. Impacts of long‐term precipitation manipulation on hydraulic architecture and xylem anatomy of piñon and juniper in Southwest USA. Plant, Cell & Environment 41(2):421-435. DOI: 10.1111/pce.13109. (link )

Ochoa-Hueso, R., S. L. Collins, M. Delgado-Baquerizo, K. Hamonts, W. T. Pockman, R. L. Sinsabaugh, M. D. Smith, A. K. Knapp and S. A. Power. 2018. Drought consistently alters the composition of soil fungal and bacterial communities in grasslands from two continents. Global Change Biology 24(7):2818-2827. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14113. (link )

Sevanto, S., M. Ryan, L. T. Dickman, D. Derome, A. Patera, T. Defraeye, R. E. Pangle, P. J. Hudson and W. T. Pockman. 2018. Is desiccation tolerance and avoidance reflected in xylem and phloem anatomy of two coexisting arid‐zone coniferous trees?. Plant, Cell & Environment 41(7):1551-1564. DOI: 10.1111/pce.13198. (link )


Adams, H. D., M. J. Zeppel, W. R. Anderegg, H. Hartmann, S. A. Landhausser, D. T. Tissue, T. E. Huxman, P. J. Hudson, T. E. Franz, C. D. Allen, L. Anderegg, G. A. Barron-Gafford, D. J. Beerling, D. D. Breshears, T. J. Brodribb, H. Bugmann, R. C. Cobb, A. D. Collins, L. T. Dickman, H. Duan, B. E. Ewers, L. Galiano, D. A. Galvez, N. Garcia-Forner, M. L. Gaylord, M. J. Germino, A. Gessler, U. G. Hacke, R. Hakamada, A. Hector, M. W. Jenkins, J. M. Kane, T. E. Kolb, D. J. Law, J. D. Lewis, J. Limousin, D. M. Love, A. K. Macalady, J. Martinez-Vilalta, M. Mencuccini, P. J. Mitchell, J. D. Muss, M. J. O'Brien, A. P. O'Grady, R. E. Pangle, E. A. Pinkard, F. I. Piper, J. A. Plaut, W. T. Pockman, J. Quirk, K. Reinhardt, F. Ripullone, M. G. Ryan, A. Sala, S. Sevanto, J. Sperry, R. Vargas, M. Vennetier, D. A. Way, C. Xu, E. A. Yepez and N. G. McDowell. 2017. A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Nature Ecolog & Evolution 1(Sep):1285-1291. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0248-x. (link )

Collins, S. L., L. M. Ladwig, M. D. Petrie, S. K. Jones, J. M. Mulhouse, J. R. Thibault and W. T. Pockman. 2017. Press–pulse interactions: Effects of warming, N deposition, altered winter precipitation, and fire on desert grassland community structure and dynamics. Global Change Biology 23(3):1095-1108. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13493. (link )

Grossiord, C., S. Sevanto, I. Borrego, A. M. Chan, A. D. Collins, L. T. Dickman, P. J. Hudson, N. A. McBranch, S. T. Michaletz, W. T. Pockman, M. Ryan, A. Vilagrosa and N. G. McDowell. 2017. Tree water dynamics in a drying and warming world. Plant, Cell, & Environment 40(9):1862-1873. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12991. (link )

Morillas, L., R. E. Pangle, G. E. Maurer, W. T. Pockman, N. McDowell, C. Huang, D. J. Krofcheck, A. M. Fox, R. L. Sinsabaugh, T. Rahn and M. E. Litvak. 2017. Tree mortality decreases water availability and ecosystem resilience to drought in piñon-juniper woodlands in the southwestern U.S. Journal of Geophysical Research: Geosciences 122(12):3343–3361. DOI: 10.1002/2017JG004095. (link )

Wilcox, K. R., Z. Shi, L. A. Gherardi, N. P. Lemoine, S. E. Koerner, D. L. Hoover, E. W. Bork, K. M. Byrne, J. F. Cahill Jr, S. L. Collins, S. Evans, A. K. Gilgen, P. Holub, L. Jiang, A. K. Knapp, D. LeCain, J. Liang, P. Garcia-Palacios, J. Penuelas, W. T. Pockman, M. D. Smith, S. Sun, S. R. White, L. Yahdjian, K. Zhu and Y. Luo. 2017. Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to precipitation extremes: A synthesis of grassland precipitation manipulation experiments. Global Change Biology 23(10):4376-4385. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13706. (link )


Collins, S. L., J. Belnap, N. B. Grimm, J. A. Rudgers, C. N. Dahm, P. D'Odorico, M. E. Litvak, D. O. Natvig, D. C. Peters, W. T. Pockman, R. L. Sinsabaugh and B. O. Wolf. 2014. A multiscale, hierarchical model of pulse dynamics in arid-land ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 45:397-419. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-120213-091650. (link )


Huxman, T. E., M. D. Smith, P. A. Fay, A. K. Knapp, M. R. Shaw, M. E. Loik, S. D. Smith, D. T. Tissue, J. C. Zak, J. F. Weltzin, W. T. Pockman, O. E. Sala, B. M. Haddad, J. Harte, G. W. Koch, S. Schwinning, E. E. Small and D. Williams. 2004. Convergence across biomes to a common rain-use efficiency. Nature 429:651-654. DOI: 10.1038/nature02561. (link )