Year Report, paper or award
2016 Anderegg WRL, Klein T, Bartlett M, Sack L, Pellegrini A, Choat B, Jansen S. 2016. Meta-analysis reveals that hydraulic traits explain cross-species patterns of drought-induced tree mortality across the globe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113, 5024-5029. pdf Princeton University press release, “Trees’ internal water pipes predict which species survive drought”. ScienceDaily, The Christian Science Monitor,, Science Newsline, Total Landscape Care
2016 The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015. Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2015. UCLA press release, “29 UCLA faculty on Thomson Reuters ‘most cited’ list for influential scholarship”

University of California, “UC faculty rank first among Highly Cited Researchers”

2016 Collaborative proposal with Ulli Seibt was one of those funded by UCLA program for a sustainable Los Angeles in the face of climate change UCLA press release, “$1.2 million awarded to research projects to help Los Angeles County thrive despite climate change”

2015 Chu C, Bartlett M, Wang Y, He F, Weiner J, Chave J, Sack L. 2016. Does climate directly influence NPP globally? Global Change Biology 22, 12-24. pdf   Supporting Information UCLA press release, “Quantifying the impact of climate on ecosystems worldwide”., ScienceDaily, EurekAlert (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Science and Technology Research News;; MyScience
 2014 Bartlett M, Zhang Y, Kreidler N, Sun S, Ardy R, Cao K-F, Sack L. 2014. Global analysis of plasticity in turgor loss point, a key drought tolerance trait. Ecology Letters 12, 1580-1590. pdf  Supporting Information UCLA press release, “Plants have little wiggle room to survive drought, UCLA life scientists report”., ScienceDaily, R&D, SpaceDaily, Innovations Report, Science Codex, Sci Guru, TerraDaily, Seed Quest, Yuba Net, Sierra Sun Times
2013 John GP, Scoffoni C, Sack L. 2013. Allometry of cells and tissues within leaves. American Journal of Botany 100: 1936-1948. pdf   Supplementary Data UCLA press release, “The secret math of plants: UCLA biologists uncover rules that govern leaf design”. ScienceDaily, RedOrbit, PhysOrg, EurekAlert (American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science), EIN News, BruinsNation.
2012 Bartlett M, Scoffoni C, Ardy R, Zhang Y, Sun S, Cao K, Sack L. 2012. Rapid determination of comparative drought tolerance traits: using an osmometer to predict turgor loss point. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 880-888. pdf   Supporting Information UCLA press release, “UCLA research makes possible rapid assessment of plant drought tolerance”. ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, National Science Foundation Science 360 News, RedOrbit, EurekAlert (American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science), EScience News, Science Codex, California Farmer, Mid-South Farmer.
 2012 Sack L, Scoffoni C, McKown AD, Frole K, Rawls M, Havran JC, Tran H, Tran T. 2012. Developmentally based scaling of leaf venation architecture explains global ecological patterns. Nature Communications 3: 837. pdf   Supporting Information UCLA press release, “Hacking code of leaf vein architecture solves mysteries, allows predictions of past climate”. Covered by the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde (France), ScienceDaily,, Pour La Science (France), RedOrbit, ScienceBlog, TerraDaily, SciTechDaily, EurekAlert (American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science), E Science News, UC Newsroom.
 2012  Bartlett M, Scoffoni C, Sack L. 2012. The determinants of leaf turgor loss point and prediction of drought tolerance of species and biomes: a global meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 15, 393-405. pdf   Supporting Information UCLA press release, “Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?” The Atlantic Wire, Environmental Protection, Science360, ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, EcoFriend, EarthSky, Environmental News Network.


 2012 Osborne CP, Sack L. 2012. Evolution of C4 plants: a new hypothesis for an interaction of CO2 and water relations mediated by plant hydraulics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367, 583-600. pdf   Data Supplement Press release by Natural Environment Research Council UK, “Dry Conditions Spurred Advanced Photosynthesis”. PhysOrg.
2011 Scoffoni C, Rawls M, McKown A, Cochard H, Sack L. 2011. Decline of leaf hydraulic conductance with dehydration: relationship to leaf size and venation architecture. Plant Physiology 156, 832-843. pdf   Supplemental Data UCLA press release, “Being Small has its Advantages, if You are a Leaf”. USA Today, USA Today Science Blog, Science et Vie, U.S. News & World Report, NSF NewsCalifornia Farmer, Science360, ScienceDaily, RedOrbit, PhysOrg, American Society of Plant Biology online, UC Newsroom
2011  Kattge J et al.  2011. TRY: a global database of plant traits. Global Change Biology 17, 2905-2935. pdf   Supporting Information Press release by Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, “Global plant database set to promote biodiversity research and earth-system sciences”. ScienceDaily,
2010 Ecological Society of America Diversity Award “Lawren Sack receives inaugural Diversity Award”. 2010. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91, 380.
2009 Kagawa AK, Sack L, Duarte K, James S. 2009. Hawaiian native forest conserves water relative to timber plantation: species and stand traits influence water use. Ecological Applications 19: 1429-1443. pdf Ecological Society of America press release, “Exotic Timber Plantations Found To Use More Than Twice the Water of Native Forests”. ScienceDaily, RedOrbit.

Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii. 2011. Report: “The rain follows the forest:a plan to replenish Hawaii’s source of water. pdf

“Water in Peril”, Malamalama, May 2005, beginning on p. 11. pdf

2006 National Science Foundation CAREER Award UH press release, “UH Manoa botany professor awarded prestigious grant to study hydraulic design of leaves”. Pacific Business News.

“What is Leaf Hydraulics?”, interview, ThinkTech Hawaii, Hawaii Public Radio, 7 June 2006.