The research group of Professor Gail Taylor aims to understand the functioning of plants in relation to environment, particularly the changes in environment predicted for future decades. We work on trees, mostly the model tree genus, Populus (poplar), and on leafy salad crops, particularly lettuce and watercress, but also on some native herbs and plant communities. Our research spans from the molecular level, where currently we are utilising second generation sequencing to develop genomic resources in poplar and other non-model plants, through to the ecosystem, where we study the greenhouse gas balance and carbon footprint of bioenergy cropping systems, aiming to develop sustainable biofuel crops. Recent work including sequencing the first genome of watercress and undertaking a large Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) in native black poplar..
Company Members oversee all aspects of the ownership, support and operation of the Company itself and of its three published titles Annals of Botany, AoB PLANTS and AoBBlog. Professor Taylor has additional responsibilities towards AoBBlog.
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