Lawren Sack

Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


(310) 825-6525

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We are interested broadly in mechanisms underlying function and co-existence of plant species– including responses to resources, tolerance of environmental challenges, and competition– as well as the evolution and functional consequences of diversity in plant traits. We explore processes across scales ranging from molecules to ecosystems.

Examples of current research areas include hydraulics of leaves and whole plants; evolution and functional consequences of diversity in leaf designs; plant responses to resource supply combinations; scaling laws of plant design during evolution and ontogeny; evolutionary, ecological and conservation plant physiology; ecohydrology of native vs invasive dominated forests.