Assessing the adaptive significance of plant architectural adaptations to elevated temperature

Kerry Franklin

Objectives
A desirable outcome would be progress towards the creation of a model which would enable us predict optimum plant architectures required to maintain transpirational rate and/or leaf temperature over a range of growth temperatures (12oC- 30oC). Such predictions can subsequently be tested experimentally. Future additions to this model could ultimately include root architecture and the integration of light and temperature signals.

Proceedings of the 3rd Mathematics in the Plant Sciences study group