Welcome to the Holbrook lab! We study the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes. Currently, we are working on questions relating to cavitation, stomatal mechanics, leaf hydraulic design, and xylem evolution.

Holbrook Lab 2016
Lab photo 2016. Top row: Teressa Alexander, Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi, Greg Ceccantini, Jess Gersony, Alexandre "Pono" Ponomarenko, Walton "Tinker" Green. Bottom row: Nathan Mueller, Kadeem Gilbert, Fulton "Tony" Rockwell, Noel Michele "Missy" Holbrook, Uri Hochberg, Clement Quintard, Yongjiang "John" Zhang. Not pictured: Laura Clerx, Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler, Juan Losada, Bridget Power and Jessica Savage

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Congratulations to Morgan!

April 17, 2019
Huge congratulations to Morgan Furze who successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled "Understanding whole-plant nonstructural carbohydrate storage in a changing world" on Friday, April 12th!  Everyone in lab is very excited for her and we wish her the best in her future endeavors!

Meghan and Morgan present data at the AGU Fall 2018 meeting in Washington, DC

December 19, 2018
Holbrook graduate students, Meghan Blumstein and Morgan Furze presented data at the AGU Fall 2018 meeting held from December 10th- 14th in Washington, DC.  Meghan presented a posted entitled, "A Novel Approach to Quantifying the Drivers of Alternate Carbon Allocation Strategies in a Temperate, Deciduous Tree Species."  Morgan presented a poster entitled, "Whole-tree Nonstructural Carbohydrate Budgets and Seasonal Dynamics in Five Temperate Species."  Great work, ladies! Read more about Meghan and Morgan present data at the AGU Fall 2018 meeting in Washington, DC