Park                           Nobel

Park Nobel

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

email:   psnobel@biology.ucla.edu
phone:  310-206-3903
fax:  310-825-9433
office:  Warren Hall 2-3/116
lab:  Warren Hall 2-3/115
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Recent Courses

EE BIOL 128 - Plant Physiological Ecology
EE BIOL 146 - Physicochemical Biology
OBEE 265 - Seminar: Biophysical Plant Ecology


Research Interests

Plant physiological ecology and biophysics, with emphasis on desert plants such as agaves and cacti


Selected Publications

Nobel, P.S., "Physicochemical and Environmental Plant Physiology, 4th edition", San Diego, CA Academic Press/Elsevier 1-582 (2009) .

Nobel, P.S. and Zutta, B.R., "Temperature tolerances for stems and roots of two cultivated cacti, Nopalea cochenillfera and Opuntia robusta: Acclimation, light, and drought", Journal of Arid Environments, 72 : 633-642 (2008) .

Nobel, P.S. and Zutta, B.R., "Carbon dioxide uptake, water relations, and drought survival for Dudleya saxosa, the ?rock live-forever?, growing in small soil samples", Functional Ecology, 21 : 698-704 (2007) .

Pimienta-Barrios, E., Castillo-Cruz, I., Zañudo-Hernandez, J., Méndez-Morán, L., and Nobel, P.S., "Effects of shade, drought, and daughter cladodes on the CO2 uptake by cladodes of Opuntia ficus-indica", Functional Ecology, Annals of Applied Biology 151 : 137-144 (2007) .

Nobel, P.S. and B.R. Zutta, "Carbon dioxide uptake, water relations, and drought survival for Dudleya saxosa, the ?rock live-forever?, growing in small soil samples", Journal of Arid Environments, 69 : 15-28 (2007) .

Nobel, P.S., "Parenchyma?chlorenchyma water movement during drought for the hemiepiphytic cactus Hylocereus undatus", Annals of Botany, 97 : 469-474 (2006) .

Ben-Asher, J., Nobel, P.S., Yossov, E., Mizrahi, Y., "Net CO2 uptake rates for Hylocereus undatus and Selenicereus megalanthus under field conditions: Drought influence and a novel method for analyzing temperature dependence", Photosynthetica, 44 : 181-186 (2006) .

Nobel, P.S. and E.G. Bobich, "Environmental Biology", Cacti:Biology and Uses, University of California Press, P.S. Nobel(Eds.), 44 : Pp. 57-74 (2002) .

P. S. Nobel, "Remarkable Agaves and Cacti", Cacti:Biology and Uses, University of California Press, P.S. Nobel(Eds.), New York Oxford University Press 44 : 1-166 (1994) .

P.S. Nobel, "Environmental Biology of Agaves and Cacti", Cacti:Biology and Uses, University of California Press, P.S. Nobel(Eds.), New York Cambridge University Press 44 : 1-270 (1988) .


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