Professor Tracy Lawson
Director of Plant Phenomics Research facility
Director of Impact
Research Group Convenor (Plant Productivity)
Dr Silvere Vialet-Chabrand
Post-doctoral researcher: IWYP: high-throughout phenotypic exploration of novel genetic variation for breeding high biomass and yield in wheat.
Previously: Stomatal based systems analysis of water use efficiency
Dr Michele Faralli
Post-doctoral researcher: PHOTOWHEAT: Exploiting variation in stomatal dynamics and ear photosynthesis to optimise wheat productivity.
PhD candidate: Scaling up dynamic responses of stomata to assess impacts on whole plant carbon gain and water use efficiency
PhD candidate: Characterising photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and water use efficiency in barley. Comparing varieties with and without a functioning circadian clock.
PhD candidate: Using spectral signatures as a toolbox for determining crop health status
PhD candidate: Determination of the extent to which anatomical stomatal characters determine leaf transpiration, temperature and CO2 assimilation in wheat.
PhD candidate: How plant-microbe interactions affect soil functioning
PhD candidate: Role of guard cell chloroplasts and in coordinating response to mesophyll and stomata
PhD candidate: Manipulating guard cell anatomy and physiology using
molecular and physiological approaches to understand impact on crop
Dr Phil Davey
Departmental Technician: Plant and Algal Physiology
Past lab members
Mariella Ragni (Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2008-2010)