The lab conducts experimental and observational investigations on plant structure and function to better understand adaptations for plant survival. Specifically, we ask which structures and physiological traits contribute to survival at different plant stages and with different biotic and abiotic stresses.
Our research provides a basis for understanding much of how plants 'work.' Such knowledge is important for selection of plant materials for the future, increasing plant survival by intervening to mitigate stresses at critical stages of plant growth, modifying plants for utilization without introducing maladaptive traits or compromising growth, and interpreting the functional outcome of gene modifications.
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