The Scoffoni lab @ CalState LA
Plant Physiology, Anatomy, Ecology and Evolution
Our research uses experimental and comparative approaches in plant physiology, ecology and evolution to answer fundamental questions regarding the function of plant diversity with an emphasis on plant’s adaptation to environmental stresses such as drought. More specifically, why do species exhibit such diversity in leaf size, shape and venation architecture? What are the physiological and anatomical traits that drive species’ resistance to drought? We work on a broad range of questions relating to plant hydraulics and leaf venation architecture, species adaptation to drought, and to the evolution of plant traits.
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Dr. Christine Scoffoni
Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032