Integrative Plant Genomics, Physiology and Ecology
My research program is focused on improving mechanistic understanding of:
- Plant responses in natural and agricultural ecosystems to global environmental change
- Adaptation of food and fuel crops to global environmental change
- Sustainability of biofuel feedstocks
This will enhance understanding of how the environment impacts ecosystem goods and services including biodiversity, productivity, water cycling and food supply. To do this we combine molecular, biochemical, physiological and ecological tools to assess plant performance in manipulative field experiments and controlled environment chambers.