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The Australian National University

Dr Florian Busch

Research Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: +61 2 6125 0123

Areas of expertise

  • Plant Physiology 060705
  • Global Change Biology 069902

Research interests

My main interest relates to photosynthetic processes in plants, ranging from light absorption and photosynthetic electron transport to the diffusion and assimilation of CO2 inside the leaf. I am interested in how different photosynthetic processes interact and which of these processes is limiting the rate of CO2 uptake and therefore the growth of the plant. I use mathematical modelling as a tool to describe the plant’s responses to changes in their environmental conditions, and to generate hypotheses if this description is unsatisfactory. I then test these hypotheses on plants using physiological and biochemical approaches. The goal of my research is to deepen our understanding of how plant productivity relates to environmental factors and stresses. This understanding is an essential prerequisite to improving crop productivity in the face of population growth and global change.

Publications

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