Professor Tracy Lawson
Director of Essex Plant Innovation Centre (EPIC)
Director of Plant Phenomics Research facility
Director of Impact (Plant Productivity)
Research Group Convenor (Plant Productivity)
Dr Silvere Vialet-Chabrand
Post-doctoral researcher: TIGR2ESS: Improving Water Use and
Yield Stability in Pearl Millet and Sorghum
Dr Jack Matthews
Post-doctoral researcher: IWYP: Manipulating stomatal blue light response in wheat to improve productivity
Post-doctoral researcher: Hy4Dense: Developing hydroponic systems for vegetables sown at high density
PhD candidate: Characterising photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and water use efficiency in barley. Comparing varieties with and without a functioning circadian clock.
PhD candidate: Determining the extent to which anatomical stomatal characters influence leaf transpiration, temperature and CO2 assimilation in wheat.
PhD candidate: How plant-microbe interactions affect soil functioning
PhD candidate: Role of guard cell chloroplasts in coordinating mesophyll and stomatal response.
Dr Phil Davey
Departmental Technician: Plant and Algal Physiology
Dr Martin Battle
Lab Technician: TIGR2ESS: Improving Water Use and Yield Stability in Pearl Millet and Sorghum
Mr Joe Chadwick
Lab Technician: Newton Institutional Links Program: Phenotyping rice photosynthesis for sustainable Thai rice production
Past lab members
Mariella Ragni (Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2008-2010)