Climate change has warmed and dried many places on Earth. Reduced water strains natural ecosystems and the services they provide and affects production of crops. Understanding how drought limits the production of plants and causes widespread mortality of trees is a research imperative.
Recent studies have found strong support that drought can lead to the breakdown of vascular transport and that this is a key factor limiting plant performance and survival. MicroCT is an ideal tool to examine plant vascular function during drought. In this webinar, the utility of microCT as a plant biology research tool will be discussed, and particularly the way that microCT has advanced our understanding of plant drought adaptations.
Thursday July 22, 2021
Academic researchers, doctoral students, post-docs, biologists, and scientists in the field of plant/botany research and classification biology.
Dr. Brandon Pratt
Professor & Director of the Biology 3D Imaging Center
California State University, Bakersfield