Adam B. Roddy

Evolutionary Plant Physiology


Genome Size

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

Flower Physiology

Defining the physiological dimensions of floral form and evolution

Visualizing Structure & Function

New methods to characterize plant anatomy and physiology

Recent Posts

New paper shows how multiple ecological axes contribute to gradients of selection

New paper proposes the primary dimensons of flower construction

A grant from NSF will support a collaboration with soft matter physicists to characterize and model 3D flower mesophyll tissue

The major driver influencing variation in 3D leaf mesophyll organization is the allometry of genome size and cell size

New paper explains how genome size limits maximum photosynthesis via its effects on cell sizes and packing densities.

Recent Publications

Understanding how floral traits affect reproduction is key for understanding genetic diversity, speciation, and trait evolution in the …

PREMISE: The young seedling life stage is critical for reforestation after disturbance and for species migration under climate change, …

Plant traits-the morphological, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and phenological characteristics of plants-determine how plants …


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