Present        Post-doc, Yale University
2015             Ph.D. Ecology, University of California-Davis
2011             M.S. University of Maine
2008             B.A. Washington University in St. Louis



  • Théroux-Rancourt, G.*, Earles, J.M.*, Gilbert, M.E., Zwieniecki, M.A., Boyce, C.K., McElrone, A. and Brodersen, C. (2017). The bias of a 2D view: Comparing 2D and 3D mesophyll surface area estimates using non-invasive imaging. New Phytologist. *Authors contributed equally. doi: 10.1111/nph.14687
  • Tixier, A., Sperling, O., Lampinen, B., Roxas, A., Saa, S., Earles, J.M., Orozco, J., and Zwieniecki, M. (2017). Spring bud growth depends on sugar delivery by xylem and water recirculation by phloem Münch flow in Juglans regia. Planta. doi: 10.1007/s00425-017-2707-7
  • Earles, J.M., Théroux-Rancourt, G., Gilbert, M.E., McElrone, A., and Brodersen, C. (2017). Excess diffuse light absorption in upper mesophyll limits CO2 drawdown and depresses photosynthesis. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.​1104/​pp.​17.​00223
  • Young, D.*, Stevens, J.*, Earles, J.M.*, Ellis, A., Jirka, A., Moore, J., and Latimer, A. (2017). Hot, dry and crowded forests are disproportionately vulnerable during California’s unprecedented drought. Ecology Letters, 20: 78-86. *Authors contributed equally
  • Earles, J.M., Sperling, O., Silva, L., McElrone, A., Brodersen, C., North, M., and Zwieniecki, M. (2016). Bark water uptake promotes localized hydraulic recovery in coastal redwood crown. Plant, Cell and Environment. Accepted article. doi: 10.1111/pce.12612
  • Sperling, O., Earles, J.M., Secchi, F., Godfrey, J. and Zwieniecki, M. (2015). Frost induces respiration and accelerates carbon depletion in trees. PLOS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144124
  • Earles, J.M., North, M., and Hurteau, M. (2014). Future wildfire and drought dynamics destabilize carbon stores of fire-suppressed forests. Ecological Applications, 24: 732-740. doi: 10.1890/13-1860.1
  • Earles, J.M., Yeh, S., and Skog, K. (2012). Timing of carbon emissions from global forest clearance, Nature Climate Change, 2: 682-685. doi: 10.1038/nclimate1535
  • Earles, J.M., Halog A., Ince, P., and Skog, K. (2012). Toward integrated economic equilibrium and LCA modeling for policy-based consequential LCA. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 17: 375-384. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00540.x
  • Earles, J.M., Halog, A., and Shaler, S. (2011). Improving the environmental profile of wood panels via co-production of ethanol and acetic acid. Environmental Science and Technology¸45: 9743-9749. doi: 10.1021/es202180m
  • Earles, J.M. and Halog, A. (2011). Consequential life cycle assessment: A review. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 16: 445 – 453. doi: 10.1007/s11367-011-0275-9



  • US EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship. Sept. 2012 – 2015.
  • ITS Doctoral Research Fellow. University of California, Davis. Oct. 2011 – Sept. 2012.
  • Forest Bioproducts Research Institute, Research Assistant. University of Maine. Jan. 2010 – Aug. 2011.
  • NSF Scholar, 15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. Washington D.C. June 2011.
  • Visiting Graduate Student. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. Aug. 2010.
  • Washington University Undergraduate Research Award. April 2007.