Dr. Astrid Volder

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Assocate Professor
Department of Plant Sciences
UC Davis Plant Sciences
Wickson 2057
Davis, CA 95616
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Root biology, whole plant physiology, climate change

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Peer Reviewed

  • Volder, A; Dvorak, B (2014). "Event size, substrate water content and vegetation affect storm water retention efficiency of an un-irrigated extensive green roof system in Central Texas." Sustainable Cities and Environment 10: 59-64.
  • Simpson, C. R.; Nelson, S. D.; Melgar, J. C.; Jifon, J.; King, S. R.; Schuster, G.; Volder, A. (2014). "Growth response of grafted and ungrafted citrus trees to saline irrigation." Scientia Horticulturae 169: 199-205.
  • Volder, Astrid; Viswanathan, Bhavana; Watson, W. Todd (2014). "Pervious and impervious pavement reduce production and decrease lifespan of fine roots of mature Sweetgum trees." Urban Ecosystems 17(2): 445-453.
  • Sharma, Sat Pal; Leskovar, Daniel I.; Crosby, Kevin M.; Volder, Astrid; Ibrahim, A. M. H. (2014). "Root growth, yield, and fruit quality responses of reticulatus and inodorus melons (Cucumis melo L.) to deficit subsurface drip irrigation." Agricultural Water Management 136(0): 75-85.
  • Cartmill, A. D.; Valdez-Aguilar, L. A.; Bryan, D. L.; Volder, A.; Alarcon, A (2013). "Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization does not alleviate NaCl-salinity stress in Vinca [Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don]." Journal of Plant Nutrition 36: 164-178.
  • Volder, Astrid; Briske, David D.; Tjoelker, Mark G. (2013). "Climate warming and precipitation redistribution modify tree-grass interactions and tree species establishment in a warm-temperate savanna." Global Change Biology 19: 843-857.
  • Lombardini, Leonardo; Volder, Astrid; Nesbitt, Monte L.; Cartmill, Donita L. (2013). "Consequences of Injury Caused by Cameraria caryaefoliella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) on Pecan Gas Exchange and Chlorophyll Fluorescence." Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 138(4): 263-266.
  • Dvorak, Bruce D.; Volder, Astrid (2013). "Plant establishment on unirrigated green roof modules in a subtropical climate." AoB Plants 5
  • Dvorak, B; Byerley, B; Volder, A (2013). "Plant species survival on three water conserving green roofs in a hot humid subtropical climate." Journal of Living Architecture 1: 1-14.
  • Dvorak, Bruce; Volder, A. (2013). "Rooftop temperature reduction from unirrigated modular green roofs in south-central Texas." Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 12(1): 28-35.
  • Cartmill, Donita L.; Alarcon, Alejandro; Volder, Astrid; Valdez-Aguilar, Luis A.; Arnold, Michael A.; Cartmill, Andrew D. (2012). "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi alleviate growth of Ulmus parvifolia Jacq. at suboptimal planting depths." Scientia Horticulturae 144: 74-80.
  • Dieleman, Wouter I. J.; Vicca, Sara; Dijkstra, Feike A.; Hagedorn, Frank; Hovenden, Mark J.; Larsen, Klaus S.; Morgan, Jack A.; Volder, Astrid; Beier, Claus; Dukes, Jeffrey S.; King, John; Leuzinger, Sebastian; Linder, Sune; Luo, Yiqi; Oren, Ram; De Angelis, Paolo; Tingey, David; Hoosbeek, Marcel R.; Janssens, Ivan A. (2012). "Simple additive effects are rare: a quantitative review of plant biomass and soil process responses to combined manipulations of CO2 and temperature." Global Change Biology 18(9): 2681-2693.
  • Aitkenhead-Peterson, Jacqueline,; Dvorak, Bruce,; Volder, Astrid,; Stanley, Nina (2011). "Chemistry of growth medium and leachate from green roof systems in south-central Texas." Urban Ecosystems 14: 17-33.
  • Viswanathan, Bhavana; Volder, Astrid; Watson, W. Todd; Aitkenhead-Peterson, Jacqueline A. (2011). "Impervious and pervious pavements increase soil CO2 concentrations and reduce root production of American sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)." Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10(2): 133-139.
  • Sung, Chan Yong; Li, Ming-Han; Rogers, George O.; Volder, Astrid; Wang, Zhifang (2011). "Investigating alien plant invasion in urban riparian forests in a hot and semi-arid region." Landscape and Urban Planning 100(3): 278-286.
  • Bryan, Donita L.; Arnold, Michael A.; Volder, Astrid; Watson, W. Todd; Lombardini, Leonardo; Sloan, John J.; Alarcon, Alejandro; Valdez-Aguilar, Luis A.; Cartmill, Andrew D. (2011). "Planting depth and soil amendments affect growth of Quercus virginiana Mill." Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10(2): 127-132.
  • Volder, A.; Tjoelker, M. G.; Briske, D. D. (2010). "Contrasting physiological responsiveness of establishing trees and a C4 grass to rainfall events, intensified summer drought, and warming in oak savanna." Global Change Biology 16(12): 3349-3362.
  • Dvorak, B; Volder, A (2010). "Green roof vegetation for North American ecoregions: A literature review." Landscape and Urban Planning 96(4): 197-213.
  • Bryan, Donita L.; Arnold, Michael A.; Volder, Astrid; Watson, W. Todd; Lombardini, Leonardo; Sloan, John J.; Valdez-Aguilar, Luis A.; Cartmill, Andrew D. (2010). "Planting Depth During Container Production and Landscape Establishment Affects Growth of Ulmus parvifolia." Hortscience 45(1): 54-60.
  • Bryan, D. L.; Arnold, M. A.; Volder, A.; Watson, W.T.; Lombardini, L.; Sloan, J.J.; Valdez-Aguilar, L. A.; Cartmill, A. D. (2010). "Transplant season, irrigation, and planting depth effects on landscape establishment of bald cypress and sycamore." Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 36: 57-65.
  • Volder, A.; Anderson, L. J.; Smart, D. R.; Bloom, A. J.; Lakso, A. N.; Eissenstat, D. M. (2009). "Estimating nitrogen uptake of individual roots in container- and field-grown plants using a 15N-depletion approach." Functional Plant Biology 36(7): 621-628.
  • Volder, Astrid; Watson, Todd; Viswanathan, Bhavana (2009). "Potential use of pervious concrete for maintaining existing mature trees during and after urban development." Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 8(4): 249-256.
  • Volder, A.; Gifford, R. M.; Evans, J. R. (2007). "Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2, cutting frequency, and differential day/night atmospheric warming on root growth and turnover of Phalaris swards." Global Change Biology 13(5): 1040-1052.
  • Monson, R. K.; Trahan, N.; Rosenstiel, T. N.; Veres, P.; Moore, D.; Wilkinson, M.; Norby, R. J.; Volder, A.; Tjoelker, M. G.; Briske, D. D.; Karnosky, D. F.; Fall, R. (2007). "Isoprene emission from terrestrial ecosystems in response to global change: minding the gap between models and observations." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society a-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences 365(1856): 1677-1695.
  • Volder, A.; Smart, D. R.; Bloom, A. J.; Eissenstat, D. M. (2005). "Rapid decline in nitrate uptake and respiration with age in fine lateral roots of grape: implications for root efficiency and competitive effectiveness." New Phytologist 165(2): 493-501.
  • Eissenstat, D. M.; Volder, A. (2005). The efficiency of nutrient acquisition over the life of a root. Nutrient Acquisition by Plants: Ecological Perspective. Berlin, Springer-Verlag Berlin. 181: 185-220.
  • Volder, A.; Edwards, E. J.; Evans, J. R.; Robertson, B. C.; Schortemeyer, M.; Gifford, R. M. (2004). "Does greater night-time, rather than constant, warming alter growth of managed pasture under ambient and elevated atmospheric CO2?" New Phytologist 162(2): 397-411.
  • Volder, A.; Bliss, L. C.; Lambers, H. (2000). "The influence of temperature and nitrogen source on growth and nitrogen uptake of two polar-desert species, Saxifraga caespitosa and Cerastium alpinum." Plant and Soil 227(1-2): 139-148.
  • Eissenstat, D. M.; Whaley, E. L.; Volder, A.; Wells, C. E. (1999). "Recovery of citrus surface roots following prolonged exposure to dry soil." Journal of Experimental Botany 50(341): 1845-1854.
  • Volder, A.; Bonis, A.; Grillas, P. (1997). "Effects of drought and flooding on the reproduction of an amphibious plant, Ranunculus peltatus." Aquatic Botany 58(2): 113-120.

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