Centre for Plants, Atmosphere and Water (C-PAW)
Ecohydrology and groundwater
My research investigates the ways plants and ecosystems respond to their environment, from the controls of mortality in individual plants under stress to global carbon and water cycles. My primary areas of interest are the ecophysiology and ecohydrology of groundwater-dependent ecosystems, plant stress responses to extreme heat and drought, and the responses of agriculture and dryland ecosystems to droughts and flooding rains. This is work of high social and environmental impact addresses global challenges in the plant-climate-water nexus — how we manage our water, agricultural and natural resources in the face of climate extremes and climate change.