Last five years, as of 19/05/2020:

A. Peer-reviewed scientific articles

  • Pieristè M, Sahraoui AL-H, Meglouli H, Laruelle F, Delporte P, Forey E, Robson TM, Chauvat M. (2020) Sunlight affects the microbial functional structure of beech leaf litter. Plant and Soil
  • Wang Q-W, Robson TM, Pieristè M, Oguro M, Oguchi R, Murai Y, Kurokawa H. (2020) Testing trait plasticity to the spectral composition of sunlight in forest understorey species differing in shade tolerance. Journal of Ecology,
  • Bernhard GH, Neale RE, Barnes PW, Neale PJ, Zepp RG, Wilson SR, Andrady AL, Bais AF, McKenzie RL, Aucamp PJ, Young PJ, Liley BJ, Lucas RM, Yazar S, Rhodes LE, Byrne SN, Hollestein LM, Olsen CM, Young AR, Robson TM, Bornman JF, Jansen MAK, Robinson SA, Ballaré CL Williamson CE, Rose KC, Banaszak AT, Häder D-P, Hylander S, Wängberg S-Å, Austin AT, Hou W-C, Paul ND, Madronich S, Sulzberger B, Solomon KR, Li H, Schikowski T, Longstreth JD, Pandey KK, Heikkilä AM, White CC. (2020), Environmental effects of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation and interactions with climate change: UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, update 2019. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (also published as a WHO/WMO Report).
  • Gárate-Escamilla H, Brelsford CC, Hampe A, Robson TM, Benito Garzón M. (2020) Greater capacity to exploit warming temperatures in northern populations of European beech is partly driven by delayed leaf senescence. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 284, 107908. Paper:
  • Hartikainen SM, Pieristè M, Lassila J, Robson TM. (2020) Seasonal patterns in spectral irradiance and leaf UV-A absorbance under forest canopies. Frontiers in Plant Science: Functional Plant Ecology, 10, 1762-
  • Legay N, Clément J-C, Grassein F, Lavorel S, Lemauviel-Lavenant S, Personeni E, Poly F, Pommier T, Robson TM, Mouhamadou B, Binet M-N. (2020) Plant growth drives soil nitrogen cycling and N-related microbial activity through changing root traits. Fungal Ecology 44 100910.
  • Pieristè M, Neimane S, Nybakken L, Solanki T, Jones AG, S, Forey E, Chauvat M, Ņečajeva J, Robson TM. (2020) Ultraviolet radiation accelerates photodegradation under controlled conditions but slows the decomposition of leaf litter from forest stands in southern Finland. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. PLAPHY5920 146, 42–54.
  • Wang F, Robson TM, Casal JJ, Shapigozov A, Aphalo PJ. (2020) Contributions of cryptochromes and phototropins to stomatal opening through the day. Functional Plant Biology 47(3) 226-238  
  • Robson TM, Aphalo PJ. (2019) Transmission of ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared solar radiation to plants within a seasonal snow pack. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. 18, 1963-1971
  • Barnes PW, UNEP EEAP [inc. Robson TM] (2019) Global change and human action: Causes and consequences of interactions between stratospheric ozone, solar ultraviolet radiation, and climate. Nature Sustainability  2, 569–579
  • Pieristè M, Chauvat M, Kotilainen TK, Jones AG, Aubert M, Robson TM, Forey E. (2019) Solar UV-A radiation and blue light enhance tree leaf litter decomposition in a temperate forest by accelerating photodegradation rate. Oecologia, 191(1), 191-203.
  • Brelsford CC, Nybaken L, Kotilainen TK, Robson TM (2019) The influence of spectral composition on spring and autumn phenology in trees. Tree Physiology, 39, 925–950.  OSF Preprints
  • Benito-Garzón M, Robson TM, Hampe A. (2019) ΔTraitSDM: Species distribution models that account for local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity. New Phytologist. 222, 1757–1765
  • Bornman JF, Barnes PW, Robson TM, Robinson SA, Jansen MAK, Ballaré CL, Flint SD. (2019) Linkages between stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate change and their implications for terrestrial ecosystems. UNEP EEAP report. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 18, 681-716 and WHO/WMO Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
  • Gárate-Escamilla H, Hampe A, Vizcaíno-Palomar N, Robson TM, Benito Garzón M. (2019) Range-wide variation in local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of fitness-related traits in Fagus sylvatica and their implications under climate change. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 28, 1336–1350.  bioRxiv 513515; ; 00: 1–15.
  • Robson TM et al., [UV4Plants Group] (2019) A perspective on ecologically relevant plant-UV research and its practical application. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 18, 970-988.
  • Seddon AWR, Festi D, Robson TM, Zimmerman B (2019) Fossil pollen and spores as a tool for reconstructing ancient solar-ultraviolet irradiance received by plants: an assessment of prospects and challenges using proxy-system modelling Accepted in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 18, 275-294.
  • Solanki T, Aphalo PJ, Neimane S, Hartikainen SM, Pieristè M, Shapiguzov A, Porcar-Castell JA, Atherton J, Heikkilä A, Robson TM (2019) UV-screening and springtime recovery of photosynthetic capacity in leaves of Vaccinium vitis-idaea above and below the snow pack. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 134, 40-52.
  • Ramírez-Valiente J-A, Aranda I, Sanchéz-Gómez D, Rodríguez-Calcerrada J, Valladares F, Robson TM (2019) Increased root investment can explain the higher survival of seedlings of ‘mesic’ Quercus suber than ‘xeric’ Quercus ilex during a summer drought. Tree Physiology 31, 64–75. tpy084
  • Brelsford CC, Morales LO, Nezval J, Kotilainen T, Hartikainen SM, Aphalo PJ, Robson TM (2019) Do UV-A radiation and blue light during growth prime leaves to cope with acute high-light in photoreceptor mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana? Physiologia Plantarum 165(3) 537-554
  • Barnes PW , Jansen MAK, Jenkins GI, Vandenbussche F, Brelsford CC, Banas AK, Bilger W, Castagna A, Festi D, Gaberščik A, Germ M, Golob A, Hauser M-T, Llorens L, Martinez-Abaigar J, Morales LO, Neugart S, Pieristè M, Rai N, Ryan L, Santin M, Seddon AWR, Stelzner J, Tavridou E, Łabuz J, Robson TM (2018) Importance and direction of current and future plant-UV research UV4Plants Bulletin 2, 19-32.
  • Hartikainen SM, Jach A, Grané A. Robson, TM. (2018) Assessing scale-wise similarity of curves with a thick pen: as illustrated through comparisons of spectral irradiance. Ecology & Evolution 8, 10206-10218.
  • Robson TM, Benito-Garzón M, Coste52Beech Consortium (2018) Phenotypic trait variation measured on European genetic trials of Fagus sylvatica L. Scientific Data 5, Article number: 180149
  • Kotilainen TK, Robson TM, Hernández R. (2018) Light quality characterization under climate screens and shade nets for controlled-environment agriculture. PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199628.
  • Brelsford CC, Robson TM (2018) Blue light advances bud burst in branches of three temperate deciduous tree species under short-day conditions. Trees Structure & Function 32(4) 1157-1164 (pre-print on biorxiv
  • Bais AF, Lucas RM, Bornman JF, Williamson CE, Sulzberger B, Austin AT, Wilson SR, Andrady AL, Bernhard G, McKenzie RL, Aucamp PJ, Madronich S, Neale RE, Yazar S, Young AR, de Gruijl FR, Norval M, Takizawa Y, Barnes PW, Robson TM, Robinson SA, Ballaré CL, Flint SD, Neale PJ, Hylander S, Rose KC, Wängberg S-Å, Häder D-P, Worrest RC, Zepp RG, Paul ND, Cory RM, Solomon KR, Longstreth J, Pandey KK, Redhwi HH, Torikai A and Heikkilä AM (2018), Environmental effects of ozone depletion, UV radiation and interactions with climate change: Update 2017, UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel, Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 17, 127-179  (also published as WHO/WMO report).
  • Forey E, Langlois E, Lapa G, Korboulewsky N, Robson TM, Aubert M. (2016) Tree species richness induces strong intraspecific variability of beech (Fagus sylvatica) leaf traits and alleviates edaphic stress. European Journal of Forest Research, 135: (4) 707-717.
  • Kotiranta S., Siipola S, Robson T.M., Aphalo P.J. & Kotilainen T. (2015) LED lights can be used to improve the water deficit tolerance of tomato seedlings grown in greenhouses. Acta Horticultura, 1107, 107-113.
  • Klem K, Holub P, Stroch M, Nevzal J, Spunda V, Tríska, Jenson MAK, Robson TM, Urban O. (2015) Ultraviolet and photosynthetically active radiation can both induce photoprotective capacity allowing barley to withstand high radiation stress. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 93:74-83.
  • Robson TM, Hartikainen SM, Aphalo PJ. (2014) How does solar ultraviolet-B radiation improve drought tolerance of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth.) seedlings? Plant Cell and Environment, 38(5):953-67.
  • Siipola SM, Kotilainen T, Sipari N, Morales LO, Lindfers AV, Robson TM, Aphalo PJ. (2014) Epidermal UV-A absorbance and whole-leaf flavonoid composition in pea respond more to solar blue light than to solar UV radiation. Plant Cell and Environment, 38 (5) 941–952.
  • Julkunen-Tiitto R. Nenadis N. Neugart S. Robson TM. et al. (2014) Assessing the response of plant flavonoids to UV radiation: an overview of appropriate techniques. Phytochemical Reviews, 14 (2) 273-297.
  • Robson TM. Klem K. Urban O. Jansen MAK. (2014) Re-interpreting plant morphological responses to UV-B radiation. Plant Cell and Environment, 38(5):856-66.
  • Robson TM, Rasztovits E, Aphalo PJ, Alía R, Aranda I. (2013) European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) flushing phenology and fitness: patterns from a pan-European provenance trial growing in La Rioja, Spain. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 180, 76-85.
  • Legay N, Grassein F, Robson TM, Personeni E, Bataillé M-P, Lavorel S, Clément JC. (2013)  Comparison of inorganic nitrogen uptake dynamics following snowmelt and at peak biomass in subalpine grasslands. Biogeosciences Discussion, 10, 8887–8917. doi:10.5194/bg-10-7631-2013
  • Sánchez-Gómez D, Robson TM, Gascó A, Gil-Pelegrín E, Aranda I. (2013) Differences in the leaf functional traits of six beech (Fagus sylvatica) populations are reflected in their drought tolerance. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 87, 110– 119.

B Authored & Edited Books

  1. Jansen MAK, Robson TM, Klem K, Urban O. (2017) UV-B induced morphological changes; an enigma. Chapter 5 in B Jordan. Plant UV Biology, CABI publishers, p 58-71.
  2. Barnes PW, Robson TM, Tobler MA, Bottger IN, Flint SD. (2017) Plant responses to fluctuating UV environments. Chapter 6 in B. Jordan. Plant UV Biology, CABI publishers, p 72-89.
  3. Aphalo PJ, Albert A, Robson TM, Kotilainen TK. (2016) R for Photobiology: Theory and recipes for common calculations. LeanPub, Helsinki, 9 August 2016

C. Published Databases

  • Robson TM. (2020) Interactive effects of sun-shade and dry-wet treatments on seedlings of four beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances. (Version 0.0.1) [Data set]. Zenodo.
  • Wang Q-W, Robson TM, Pieristè M, Oguro M, Oguchi R, Murai Y, Kurokawa H. (2020) Testing trait plasticity over the range of spectral composition of sunlight in forb species differing in shade tolerance, v3, Dryad, Dataset,
  • Robson TM., Benito Garzón M., Cost e52 Beech Consortium (2018) BeechCOSTe52 Database) [Data set]. Zenodo.
  • Hartikainen SM, Jach A, Grané A. Robson, TM. (2018) Spectral irradiance at Lammi Biological Station Research Forest 2015: For assessing scale-wise similarity of curves with a thick pen) [Data set]. Zenodo.
  • Robson TM, Kotilainen TK. (2018) Transmittance of spectral irradiance by climate screens and nets used in horticulture and agriculture (Version 1.1.1) [Data set]. Zenodo.

D. Online Articles

E. Invited Articles and Commentaries

  1. Robson TM (2016) Interview with Steve Flint. UV4Plants Bulletin, 1, 11-16 DOI: 10.19232/uv4pb.2016.1.12
  2. Robson TM (2016) From the editors’ desk -Thoughts on the New Year (Editorial). UV4Plants Bulletin, 2 1-2.

F. Currently Under Review

  • Kotilainen T, Aphalo PJ, Brelsford CC, Böök H, Heikkilä A, Hernandez R, Kylling A, Lindfors AV, Robson TM. Geophysical factors affecting spectral photon ratios relevant for plant photobiology. Revised for Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.
  • Brelsford CC, Trasser M, Paris T, Hartikainen SM, Robson TM.  Understorey light quality influences leaf pigments and leaf phenology in different plant functional types. Pre-print In preparation for New Phytologist.
  • Israel D, Khan S, Warren CR, Zwiazek J,* Robson TM* (2020) The contribution of PIP2-type aquaporins to photosynthesis in response to increased vapour pressure deficit. Pre-print on BioRxiv In preparation for Journal of Experimental Botany.
  • Wang F, Israel D, Ramírez-Valiente J-A, Sánchez-Gómez D, Aranda I, Aphalo PJ, Robson TM. (2020) Seedlings from marginal and core populations of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) respond differently to imposed drought and shade. Submitted to Trees Structure and Function.