Plant behavior and the connection to climate change with Plant Physiologist Dr. Paul Gauthier
From Geosciences Department on February 25th, 2016
Dr. Gauthier is asked what does a plant physiologist do and what is the motivation behind his research? He describes that he is an expert in plant behavior, including their respiration and photosynthesis. Gauthier further explains the connections between environmental stresses and carbon balance as it relates to plant behavior and climate change. His research specifically calculates how much carbon do plants store (via photosynthesis) and how much do they exhale (via respiration) in various types of conditions. His main concern is how changes in our global climate will affect human food supply and what will our environmental landscapes look like in immediate years. To learn more, listen to the sans-music version of his interview above.
Dr. Paul Gauthier is an Associate Research Scholar and Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Department of Geosciences here at Princeton University. He works with Prof. Michael Bender from the Department of Geosciences and Prof. Stephen Pacala from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Photo: WPRB's Brian Kraus (left) and Dr. Paul Gauthier (right) during the interview at the WPRB Radio Station in Princeton.
Full article: http://tvr2c.com/2016/02/17/21616-paul-gauthier/
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