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.
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.
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.