LAB PUBLICATIONS (* denotes undergraduate author)

  1. LeRoy, CJ, D Fischer, JA Schweitzer, JK Bailey. 2020. Aphid Gall Interactions with Forest Tree Genotypes Influence Leaf Litter Decomposition in Streams. Forests 11 (2), 182
  2. LeRoy, C.J. and Fischer, D.G., 2019. Do genetically-specific tree canopy environments feed back to affect genetically specific leaf decomposition rates?. Plant and Soil, pp.1-10.
  3. Fischer, D.G., Antos, J.A., Biswas, A. and Zobel, D.B., 2019. Understorey succession after burial by tephra from Mount St. Helens. Journal of Ecology
  4. Chang, C.C., Halpern, C.B., Antos, J.A., Avolio, M.L., Biswas, A., Cook, J.E., del Moral, R., Fischer, D.G., Holz, A., Pabst, R.J. Swanson, M.E., and D.B. Zobel. 2019. Testing conceptual models of early plant succession across a disturbance gradient. Journal of Ecology.
  5. *Watt, A.J., Fischer, D.G., Antos, J.A. and Zobel, D.B., 2018. Leaf-level physiology in four subalpine plants in tephra-impacted forests during drought. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 48
  6. Fischer, D.G., C.J. LeRoy, E. Hersch-Green, C. Dirks, R.K. Bangert, G.M. Wimp, J.K. Bailey, J.A. Schweitzer, S.C. Hart, G. Allan, and T.G. Whitham. 2017. Tree genetics strongly affect forest productivity, but intraspecific diversity-productivity relationships do not. Functional Ecology (DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12733). Podcast here
  7. Fischer, D.G., J.A. Antos, W.G. *Grandy, and D.B. Zobel. 2016. A little disturbance goes a long way: 33-year understory successional responses to a thin tephra deposit. Forest Ecology and Management, 382:236-243.
  8. LeRoy, C.J., D.G. Fischer, *W.M. Andrews, *L. Belleveau, C.H. Barlow, J.A. Schweitzer, J.K. Bailey, J.C. Marks, J.C. Kallestad. 2016. Salmon carcasses influence genetic linkages between forests and streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:910-920. Watch a video abstract of this paper from a class project.
  9. *Berger, A.I. 2016. Soil Impacts due to the Invasion of Ilex aquifolium (English holly) into second growth forests of the pacific northwest. Metamorphosis. Dec. 1. 2016. (last accessed 3-16-2018)
  10. *Brousil, M., *Humann, C. and Fischer, D., 2015. Plant-Pollinator Interactions in a Northwest Arum Related to Plant Traits but not Riparian Forest Management. Northwest Science, 89(3), pp.297-307.
  11. *Hommeyer, A.A., *Medlock, A., and J. *Spiegelman. 2014. Understory richness and evenness across a prairie-forest encroachment gradient (1943- present). Metamorphosis. Fall 2014.
  12. Fischer DG, Chapman SK, Classen AT, Gehring CA, Grady KC, Schweitzer JA, Whitham TG. 2014. Plant genetic effects on soils under climate change. Plant and Soil. 379:1-19
  13. *KC. Hill, DG. Fischer. 2013. Native-exotic species richness relationships across spatial scales in a prairie restoration matrix. Ecological Restoration 22: 204–21
  14. Kominoski, JS, JJ Follstad Shah, C Canhoto, DG Fischer, D Giling, E González, NA Griffiths, A Larrañaga, CJ LeRoy, MM Mineau, YR McElarney, SM Shirley, CM Swan, SD Tiegs. 2013. Predicting functional implications of global changes in riparian plant communities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11:423-432.
  15. Bailey, J.K., J.A. Schweitzer, F. Úbeda, M. Zinkgraf, B.M. Fitzpatrick, J. O’Reilly-Wapstra, B.J. Rehill, C.J. LeRoy, B.M. Potts, T.G. Whitham, M.A. Genung, D.G. Fischer, C.C. Pregitzer, and A.R. Keith. 2012. From genes to ecosystems: Emerging concepts bridging ecological and evolutionary dynamics. In: Ecological Reviews. The ecology of plant secondary metabolites: From genes to global processes. (G.R. Iason, M. Dicke, and S.E. Hartley, eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (
  16. Schweitzer, J.A., J.K. Bailey, D.G. Fischer, C.J. LeRoy, T.G. Whitham and S.C. Hart. Functional and heritable consequences of plant genotype on community composition and ecosystem processes. In: Ecology and Evolution of Trait-mediated Indirect Interactions: Linking Evolution, Community, and Ecosystem. (T. Ohgushi, O. Schmitz & R. D. Holt eds).Cambridge University Press (In press).
  17. Lojewski NR,  Fischer DG., Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, Whitham TG, and SC Hart. 2012.  Genetic components to belowground carbon fluxes in a riparian forest ecosystem: a common garden approach. New Phytologist. 195(3):631-639.
  18. *Otto T. 2012. Relationships Between Ponderosa Pine Above-Ground Structure and Below-Ground Fine Root Mass at Multiple Spacial Scales. Metamorphosis. Fall 2012.
  19. *Kirsch J.L., Fischer D.G., *Kazakova A.N., Biswas A., *Kelm R.E., *Carlson D.W., LeRoy C.J.2012. Diversity-Carbon Flux Relationships in a Northwest Forest. Diversity. 4:33-58.
  20. *Bretherton, W.D., J.S. Kominoski, C.J. LeRoy, D.G. Fischer. Salmon carcasses alter leaf litter species diversity effects on in-stream decomposition.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 68:1495-1506.PDF
  21. *Elliott, CW, DG Fischer, and CJ LeRoy. 2011. Germination of Three Native Lupinus Species in Response to Temperature. Northwest Science. 85:403-410
  22. *Rook,EJ, DG Fischer, *RD Seyferth, *JL Kirsch, CJ LeRoy, and S Hamman. 2011. Responses of Prairie Vegetation to Fire, Herbicide, and Invasive Species Legacy. Northwest Science. 85:288-302
  23. LeRoy, CJ, DG Fischer,*K Halstead, *M Pryor, JK Bailey, and JA Schweitzer. 2011. Fungal endophyte decelerates in-stream litter decomposition. Freshwater Biology. 56:1426-1433
  24. D.G. Fischer, S.C. Hart, J. A. Schweitzer, P.C. Selmants and T.G. Whitham. 2010. Soil nitrogen availability varies with plant genetics across diverse river drainages.  Plant and Soil. 331: 391-400
  25. *Lojewski, N.R., D.G. Fischer,  J.K. Bailey, J.A. Schweitzer, T. G. Whitham and S. C. Hart. 2009. Genetic basis of aboveground productivity in two native Populus species and their hybrids. Tree Physiology. 29: 1133–1142
  26. Bailey, J.K., J.A. Schweitzer, J. Koricheva, M.D. Madritch, C.J. LeRoy, B.J. Rehill, R.K. Bangert, D.G. Fischer, G. Allen, and Thomas G. Whitham. 2009. From Genes to Ecosystems: Synthesizing the Effects of Plant Genetic Factors Across Systems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 1607-1616
  27. Whitham, T.G., C.A. Gehring, L.M. Evans, C.J. LeRoy, R.K. Bangert, J.A. Schweitzer, G.J. Allan, R.C. Barbour, D.G. Fischer, B.M. Potts and J.K. Bailey. 2009. A Community and Ecosystem Genetics Approach to Conservation Biology and Management. In Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation. Cambridge University Press (in press).
  28. Fischer and *Kazakova. 2008. Book Review: Measuring Carbon Uptake in Forests and Farms . Environmental Practice.
  29. Schweitzer, J.A., M. D. Madritch, J. K. Bailey, C.J. LeRoy, D.G. Fischer, B.J. Rehill, R.L. Lindroth, T.G. Whitham. 2008. Review – Ecological impacts of foliar condensed tannins: a genes-to-ecosystem approach. Ecosystems (link)
  30. Schweitzer, JA, JK Bailey, DG Fischer, CJ LeRoy, EV Lonsdorf, TG Whitham and SC Hart. 2008. Soil Microorganism-Plant Interactions; Heritable relationship between plant genotype and associated microorgansims.. Ecology. 89: 773–781
  31. Bangert, RK, EV Lonsdorf, GM Wimp, , S M Shuster, DG Fischer, JA Schweitzer, GJ Allan, JK Bailey, TG Whitham. 2008. Genetic structure of a foundation species: scaling community phenotypes from the individual to the region. Heredity. 18 October 2006
  32. Fischer, DG, SC Hart, CJ LeRoy and TG Whitham. 2007 Variation in Belowground Carbon Fluxes along a Populus Hybridization Gradient. New Phytologist. 176: 415–425
  33. Kovacs, Z.I., C.J. LeRoy, D.G. Fischer, S. Lubarsky, and W.Burke. 2007 How do aesthetics affect our ecology? Journal of Ecological Anthropology. 10:61-65
  34. Fischer, D.G., S.C. Hart, B.J. Rehill, R.L. Lindroth, P. Keim and T.G. Whitham. 2006. Do high-tannin leaves require more roots? Oecologia 149:668–675
  35. Whitham TG, Bailey JK, Schweitzer JA, LeRoy CJ, Fischer, DG, Lonsdorf E, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, and Woolbright S. 2006. From Genes to Ecosystems: How Genes Structure Communities and Affect Ecosystem Processes. Nature: Genetics. 7:510-523
  36. *G. Cox, D.G. Fischer, S.C. Hart, and T.G. Whitham. 2005. Nonresponse of native cottonwood trees to water additions during summer drought. Western North American Naturalist. 65: 175-185
  37. Whitham TG, Lonsdorf E, Schweitzer JA, Bailey JK, Fischer, DG, Shuster SM, Lindroth RL, Hart SC, Allan GJ, Gehring CA, Keim P, Potts BM, Marks, J, Rehill BJ, DiFazio SP, LeRoy CJ, Wimp GM, and S. Woolbright 2005. “All effects of a gene on the world”: Extended phenotypes, feedbacks, and multi-level selection. Écoscience 12: 5-7.
  38. Fischer, D.G., S.C. Hart, T.G. Whitham, G.D. Martinsen and P. Keim. 2004. Ecosystem implications of genetic variation in water-use of a dominant riparian tree. Oecologia 139:188-197.
  39. Whitham, T.G., W.P. Young, G.D. Martinsen, C.A. Gehring, J.A. Schweitzer, S.M. Shuster, G.M. Wimp, D.G. Fischer, J.K. Bailey, R.L. Lindroth, S. Woolbright, and C.R. Kuske. 2003. Community and ecosystem genetics: a consequence of the extended phenotype. Ecology 84: 559-573
  40. Fischer, D.G., T.E. Kolb, and L.E. Dewald. 2002. Changes in whole-tree water relations during ontogeny of Pinus flexilis and Pinus ponderosa in a high-elevation meadow. Tree Physiology. 22:675-685.