Adam B. Roddy

Evolutionary Plant Physiology


Visualizing Structure & Function

New methods to characterize plant anatomy and physiology

Genome Size

Genome size links informational, structural, and functional dimensions of life

Flower Physiology

Defining the physiological dimensions of floral form and evolution

Recent Posts

Accepted paper explains how genome size limits maximum photosynthesis via its effects on cell size and packing density.

Accepted paper explains how flower size and color have important effects on flower energy balance.

Published paper shows that flower physiological traits covary the same as leaves even though flowers are more hydraulically variable.

Recent Publications

Despite the diversity of branching architectures in plants, the impact of this morphological variation on hydraulic efficiency has been …

Water transport in vascular plants represents a critical component of terrestrial water cycles and supplies the water needed for the …

PREMISE: Because of its broad range in the neotropical rainforest and within tree canopies, the tank bromeliad Guzmania monostachia was …

From rainforests to deserts, across latitudes and elevations, the flowering plants (the angiosperms) dominate almost every terrestrial …

-Maintaining water balance has been a critical constraint shaping the evolution of leaf form and function. However, flowers, which are …