Research in Molecular Plant Physiology,
Global Change Biology & Photosynthesis
for Productive and Resilient Forests
Department of Biology
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Welcome to Ingo Ensminger’s lab.
Our research is concerned with the Biology of Trees, Global Change & Photosynthesis. Our goal is a better understanding of tree and forest responses to environmental change – From molecular to leaf, species and ecosystem levels.
The importance of photosynthesis and carbon uptake in defining the extent and scale of predicted future global environmental change is a major theme of our research. We investigate interactions of temperature, photoperiod, water availability and biotic stresses, and how metabolic imbalances caused by these stresses are used as signals for the regulation of primary carbon and isoprenoid metabolism of trees.
Areas of Research
See the list of current projects and find more details about our ongoing research
Environmental stress physiology of plants
How do plants adapt and acclimate to environmental change?
How will climate change affect future forests
Will elevated temperature increase the carbon sink of conifer forests?
Response of photosynthesis and carbon metabolism to low temperature
Evergreen trees are an amazing model system