Join us for a new conference in plant transport physiology
Multiscale Plant Vascular Biology 
NEW Gordon Research Conference 
June 26 - July 1 2016
Sunday River Resort in Newry, ME

Rhododendron calendulaceum growing in the Layer Garden at the Holden Arboretum (Photo J Medeiros)

Lab Overview
Our lab focuses on understanding the complex relationships between plants and their environment and the evolution of plant adaptations.  We employ techniques from physiological and evolutionary ecology to investigate leaf and xylem adaptations, whole plant co-ordination of function, the effects of habitat alteration and climate change, plant responses to extreme events and environments, and the relative contributions of genotype and environment to physiological variation within and among populations.  We conduct manipulative experiments and use the extensive collections and natural areas of The Holden Arboretum as well as the collections of the Rhododendron Species Foundation for our research.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Leaf abaxial surface of Rhododendron minus showing glandular trichome in crypt (Photo C Hewins)