Interactions between plants and their environments. Plant acquisition and use of light, carbon, water, and nutrients for growth and survival in natural environments.
Specialties / Focus
- Environmental and Integrative Biology
- 1963 BS Forest Ecology University of Montana
- 1969 PhD Plant Ecology Colorado State University
Valladares F, MT Allen, and RW Pearcy. 1997. Photosynthetic responses to dynamic light under field conditions in six tropical rainforest shrubs occurring along a light gradient. Oecologia. 111:505-514
Pearcy RW, LJ Gross, and D He. 1997. An improved dynamic model of photosynthesis for estimation of carbon gain in sunfleck light regimes. Plant Cell and Environment. 20:411-424
Valladares F and RW Pearcy. 1997. Interactions between water stress, sun-shade acclimation, heat tolerance and photoinhibition in the sclerophyll Heteromeles arbutifolia. Plant Cell and Environment. 20:25-36