Dr Samuel TaylorSenior Research Associate
Sam is a plant physiologist. His research explores the role of leaf gas exchange and photosynthesis in determining plant performance and water status. Sam joined LEC as part of Prof Steve Long’s research group, and works with Prof Martin Parry, Dr Elizabete Carmo Silva, and the photosynthesis research team in LEC.
Sam’s work has addressed how evolution of C4 photosynthesis has impacted the physiological ecology of grasses (Taylor et al., 2010; Taylor et al., 2012); how C3 and C4 grasses differ in their responses to drought (Taylor et al., 2011; Taylor et al., 2014); and how photosynthetic performance and water-use-efficiency in the biofuel crop switchgrass are affected by genetic factors (Taylor et al., 2016; Lovell et al., 2016).
More information about Sam's career and ongoing research activities can be found on his personal web-pages.