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My research focuses on the ecophysiological responses of plants to climate change. Throughout my career, I have investigated various stressors that compromise plant growth and their chances of survival in tropical and arid systems, and in natural and urban environments.


I consider my work highly interdisciplinary since we have relied on not only leaf and stem-level physiological measurements (gas exchange, stem sap flow, leaf water potential) but have also extensively used weather stations / eddy covariance towers, thermal imaging, canopy imaging (hyperspectral, structure-for-motion, canopy openness), mechanistic and hydrological modeling, among others, to answer our research questions.

Our ultimate research goal is to uncover the underlying mechanisms that enable plants to survive under dire environmental conditions, which then enables the improvement of models and conservation/landscaping practices.


Specific Research Questions

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