|Plant Responses To Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide|
Objective: Determine endogenous and environmental factors limiting plant responses to elevated carbon dioxide. Determine effects of reduced respiration at elevated carbon dioxide levels. Identify fundamental mechanisms contributing to acclimation of photosynthesis to elevated carbon dioxide. Identify mechanisms controlling genetic variation in stimulation of yield and other responses of plants to elevated carbon dioxide. Determine how rising atmospheric carbon dioxide alters weed-crop interactions.
Approach: Experiments will be performed in controlled environment chambers, air conditioned glasshouses and field plots at ambient and elevated CO2.
developmental stage, nutrient status, light and temperature.