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  • Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle models

    Researchers at the U. of I. found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve water. Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey, left, mentored Kevin Wolz, who was an undergraduate at the time he conducted the research. Wolz now holds degrees in civil engineering and biology and is pursuing a doctorate in biology.

    Researchers at the U. of I. found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve water. Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey, left, mentored Kevin Wolz, who was an undergraduate at the time he conducted the research. Wolz now holds degrees in civil engineering and biology and is pursuing a doctorate in biology.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Kevin Wolz, email wolz1@illinois.edu.
    To reach Mark Abordo, email mabordo1@gmail.com.
    To reach Andrew Leakey, call 217-766-9155; email leakey@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Diversity in stomatal function is integral to modeling plant carbon and water fluxes” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0238-z.