Science

As a plant ecophysiologist my main research interest is how plants overcome challenging environmental conditions. Currently I am involved in projects investigating the optimisation of whole-plant nitrogen use in wheat, the dynamics of water transport in native Australian Eucalypts, and the responses of stomatal pores to dynamic changes in humidity. In my PhD my research focussed on the strategies used by Australian plants (native and horticultural) to survive intense solar radiation and limited supply of phosphorus.

Please click on the links below for more detailed information about the research I am currently working on. If you would like more information about any of my work please contact me. I have also provided some useful links at the bottom of this page.

iwypIncreasing carbon capture by optimising canopy resource distribution

cotterOptimization of water catchment management

heloxNocturnal responses of stomata to changes in VPD in air and HELOX

phdPhD: Growing in Australia – plant strategies to survive intense solar radiation and soils lacking in phosphorus

To view a list of my most recent publications please click here.

To view the posters I have presented at conferences please click here.

Useful links