Molecular Plant Physiology,
Global Change Biology & Photosynthesis
Department of Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga
Research on the Biology of Trees, Global Change & Photosynthesis
Our goal: A better understanding of tree responses to environmental change for productive and resilient forests – 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
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Environmental stress physiology of plants
How do plants adapt and acclimate to environmental change?
How will heat, drought and pests impact trees in the future? Will warming increase the forest carbon sink?
Response of photosynthesis and carbon metabolism to low temperature
Research in conifers to understand low temperature acclimation and freezing resistance