The John lab studies plant ecophysiology. Our goal is to better understand how plants use water and how this behavior changes in light of stress. Towards this goal, we employing functional anatomical and morphological first principles across biological scales. Integrating models across scales allows us to establish mechanisms driving patterns of plant water use and hydraulic failure across cells, tissues, leaves, whole plants, and ecosystems. The majority of our work centers on interspecific variance in plant anatomy and physiology but we also employ quantitative genetic tools to better approach mechanisms driving variation in plant structure.
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