I am a plant ecologist with a particular interest in arid environments, primarily in Australia but also other parts of the world. I am fascinated with plants living in the apparently harsh conditions of arid regions, namely extreme high temperatures coupled with low irregular rainfall. My current emphasis is on leaf function and survival at extreme high temperatures. High temperature extremes are predicted to increase in both intensity and frequency in the future. I am interested in learning how and which plants will survive these increased extremes.
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy