Undergraduates Kaleigh Davis and Hiral Patel presented their research at the 2014 PBIO Symposium here at UGA, and Kaleigh was awarded second-place for Best Undergraduate Poster. I also gave a talk on my research and was awarded the 2014 Wilbur Duncan Outstanding Graduate Student Award.
Read our recent paper on estimating vein density from digital images, just out in Plant Physiology: “Leaf vein length per unit area is not intrinsically dependent on image magnification: avoiding measurement artifacts for accuracy and precision” – full PDF here.
Read a recent response paper on leaf venation theory to which I contributed, just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “Leaf mass per area is independent of vein length per area: avoiding pitfalls when modelling phenotypic integration (reply to Blonder et al. 2014)” – full PDF here.
Read our new piece on the extreme ecological and evolutionary lability in leaf and root traits, just out in the Journal of Ecology: “Ecological and evolutionary lability of plant traits affecting carbon and nutrient cycling” – full PDF here.
Read our new study of leaf trait evolution in desert dune sunflower Helianthus anomalus, just out in the journal New Phytologist: “Adaptive differentiation of traits related to resource use in a desert annual along a resource gradient” – full PDF here.
Read a new review of leaf venation theory to which I contributed, just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “How do leaf veins influence the worldwide leaf economic spectrum? Review and synthesis” – full PDF here.
Read my newest paper just out in the Journal of Experimental Botany: “Ontogeny strongly and differentially alters leaf economic and other key traits in three diverse Helianthus species” – full PDF here.