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Researcher: Carins-Murphy, MR (Miss Madeline Carins-Murphy)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Ecological physiology
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Biological adaptation

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Management of water consumption by plant production
Horticultural crops
Terrestrial biodiversity
Terrestrial systems and management
Grains and seeds

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Acclimation to humidity modifies the link between leaf size and the density of veins and stomata; Plant, Cell and Environment
Cell expansion not cell differentiation predominantly co-ordinates veins and stomata within and among herbs and woody angiosperms grown under sun and shade; Annals of Botany
Differential leaf expansion can enable hydraulic acclimation to sun and shade; Plant, Cell and Environment
Ferns are less dependent on passive dilution by cell expansion to coordinate leaf vein and stomatal spacing than angiosperms; PLoS One
Genetic differentiation in functional traits among European sessile oak populations; Tree Physiology
Linking auxin with photosynthetic rate via leaf venation; Plant Physiology
Mapping xylem failure in disparate organs of whole plants reveals extreme resistance in olive roots; New Phytologist
Non-invasive imaging reveals convergence in root and stem vulnerability to cavitation across five tree species; Journal of Experimental Botany
Non-invasive imaging shows no evidence of embolism repair after drought in tree species of two genera; Tree Physiology
Opium poppy capsule growth and alkaloid production is constrained by shade during early floral development; Annals of Applied Biology
Similar geometric rules govern the distribution of veins and stomata in petals, sepals and leaves; New Phytologist
Vein density is independent of epidermal cell size in Arabidopsis mutants; Functional Plant Biology
Visual and hydraulic techniques produce similar estimates of cavitation resistance in woody species; New Phytologist
Xylem and stomata, coordinated through time and space; Plant, Cell and Environment
Xylem cavitation isolates leaky flowers during water stress in pyrethrum; New Phytologist
Xylem embolism spreads by single-conduit events in three dry forest angiosperm stems; Plant Physiology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision