The leaf’s surface is the location for a multitude of physiological processes responsible for plant vitality, operating under constraints set forth by their environment. Stomata are pores found on the leaf epidermis consisting of two guard cells and are responsible for taking in CO2 and releasing water vapor. Im interested in showeing how these pores functionally vary across species in their response to drought and correlate with a number of other drought tolerance traits. Understanding species variation in this and other traits is of high importance in determining primary productivity of individuals, scaling up to community response and beyond.
2014 Hampton University Bachelor's Biology