Field site for the NILs of soybean

soybean with short and long PETIOLES

Near isogenic lines of soybean that present different characteristics in the longitude of their petioles and canopy architecture  were grown to evaluate differences in their light interception efficiency and yield.

Tobacco cv. Mammoth and cv. Petit Havana growing in an elevated CO2 plot.

free air CO2 enrichment (FACE) for tobacco

As part of a Ripe project (http://ripe.illinois.edu/), I studied how the increase of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and levels of soil nitrogen fertilization can affect photosynthesis, leaf carbohydrates and total biomass production. This study helped to understand better the changes in the balance between source and sink structures in tobacco depending on different growth conditions, genetic background, and plant development characteristics. 

Warming experiment for maize. Credit: David Drag

EFFECTS OF WARMING AND HIGH CO2 IN CROPS OF THE MIDWEST

I studied the effects of elevated CO2 combined with increases in temperature affected photosynthesis, plant development and productivity of the principal crops in the Midwest, soybean and maize.