Deciphering the behavior of a DOORKEEPER to our food

Meetpal S. Kukal Author
10/27/2020 Added
29 Plays


I will briefly talk about an overview of my research theme surrounding functioning and response of stomata to environmental variations. Stomata are like valves on a leaf that control the exchange of atmospheric carbon dioxide and water loss. I will focus on our understanding of the drivers of stomatal behavior and their role in various crop species, which are critical for us to strengthen our food systems in the light of environmental change. Modeling these behaviors using mathematical functions allow us to build capacity to predict threats/opportunities to agricultural productivity across the United States agroecosystems. Use of irrigation to mitigate threats of climate change on crop productivity is proposed.

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