Ecophysiology and Stress Physiology
Multicellular organisms have evolved intricate physiological and developmental mechanisms in adaptation to a constantly changing environment. We study these mechanisms in a variety of animals, plants, and fungi, and work on translation of basic research findings to real-world applications in conservation biology, agriculture, and human medicine. In particular, our recent research has concentrated on reproductive physiology of woody plants, physiological adaptation by plants to stresses such as high salinity and freezing, the physiological basis of fungal pathogenesis, animal reproductive physiology and
endocrinology, and cardiac physiology.