Recent Publications


  • Chang CYY, Bräutigam K, Hüner NPA, Ensninger I (2020) Champions of winter survival: Cold acclimation and molecular regulation of cold hardiness in evergreen conifers. New Phytologist (in press) (Invited Tansley Review)

  • Ensminger, I (2020) Fast track diagnostics: Hyperspectral reflectance differentiates disease from drought stress in trees. Tree Physiology

  • Harikumar A, D’Odorico P, Ensminger I (2020) A Fuzzy Approach to individual tree crown delineation in UAV based photogrammetric multispectral data. IGARSS 2020 (accepted)

  • Ostria-Gallardo E, Larama G, Berrios G, Fallard A, Gutiérrez-Moraga A, Ensminger I, Manque P, Bascuñán-Goday L, Bravo LA (2020) Decoding Gene Networks Modules That Explain the Recovery of Hymenoglossum cruentum Cav. After Extreme Desiccation. Frotniers in Plant Sciences 11, 574

  • Fréchtette, E., Chang, C.Y.Y., Ensminger, I. (2020). Variation in the phenology of photosynthesis among eastern white pine provenances in response to warming. Global Change Biology doi:10.1111/gcb.15150

  • D’Odorico, P., Besik, A., Wong, C. Y. S., Isabel, N., & Ensminger, I. (2020). High-throughput drone based remote sensing reliably tracks phenology in thousands of conifer seedlings. New Phytologist





  • Chang YC, Fréchette E,  Unda F,  Mansfield S, Ensminger I (2016) The good and the bad: Elevated temperature and CO2 stimulate late season photosynthesis but impair freezing resistance in Eastern white pine seedlings. Plant Physiology 172, 802-818. doi:
  • Junker LV, Ensminger I (2016) Fast detection of leaf pigments and isoprenoids for ecophysiological studies, plant phenotyping and validating remote-sensing of vegetation. Physiologia Plantarum doi: 10.1111/ppl.12512
  • Hess M, Wildhagen H, Junker LV, Ensminger I (2016) Transcriptome responses to temperature, water availability and photoperiod are conserved among mature trees of two divergent Douglas-fir provenances from a coastal and an interior habitat. BMC Genomics. 17:682, doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-3022-6
  • Neophytou C, Weisser AM, Landwehr D, Šeho M, Kohnle U, Ensminger I, Wildhagen H (2016) Assessing the relationship between height growth and molecular genetic variation in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) provenances. European Journal of Forest Research. doi: 10.1007/s10342-016-0946-y.
  • Junker LV, Ensminger I (2016) Relationship between leaf optical properties, chlorophyll fluorescence and pigment changes in senescing Acer saccharum leaves. Tree Physiology. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv148.
  • Fréchette E, Chang CYY, Ensminger I (2016) Photoperiod and temperature constraints on the relationship between the photochemical reflectance index (PRI) and the light-use efficiency of photosynthesis in Pinus strobus. Tree Physiology; doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv143.





  • Müller, T., Ensminger, I., Schmid, K.J. (2012) A catalogue of putative unique transcripts from Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) based on 454 transcriptome sequencing of genetically diverse, drought stressed seedlings. BMC Genomics 13, 673 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-673.



Prior to 2010

  • Busch, F., Hüner, N.P.A., & Ensminger, I. (2009): Temperature and light cause disparate responses in chlorophyll fluorescence and leaf spectral reflectance during experimental spring recovery of photosynthesis of winter acclimated Jack pine. Functional Plant Biology 36, 1016-1026.
  • Busch, F., Hüner, N.P.A.,& Ensminger, I. (2008): Increased Air Temperature during Simulated Autumn Conditions Impairs Photosynthetic Electron Transport between Photosystem II and Photosystem I. Plant Physiol. 147, 402-414.
  • Busch, F., Hüner, N.P.A. & Ensminger, I. (2007): Increased air temperature during simulated autumn conditions does not increase photosynthetic carbon gain but affects the dissipation of excess energy in seedlings of the evergreen conifer Pinus banksiana. Plant Physiology 143, 1242-1251.