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PIL: How speedy stomata aid plant performance

Mon 06 Mar

Professor Tracy Lawson
School of Biological Sciences

Stomata are small pores on the leaf surface that regulate CO2 uptake for photosynthesis, plant water loss and evaporative cooling of the leaf. In her lecture Professor Tracy Lawson will examine the kinetics of stomatal responses and the impact on photosynthesis and plant water use, in particular in dynamic environmental conditions.

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Our Professorial Inaugural Lecture series celebrates excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors.

Conducting internationally significant research means our lecturers always have their fingers on the pulse and academics at Essex are at the forefront of the latest research findings and emerging trends. Our new professors will offer enlightening explanations on their own specialist subjects in areas such as sociology, politics, health and human sciences, psychology, computer science and electronic engineering, history, biological sciences, sports science and economics.

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  • Mon 06 Mar
  • 18.00
  • FREE
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