Travis Huxman Sustainability Committee UCITravis Huxman

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Director, Center for Environmental Biology

Huxman is a physiological ecologist who focuses on understanding the evolution of functional traits in plants and the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. He investigates physiological or plant-mediated processes from the spatial scale of cells to that of whole landscapes. His recent focus is understanding the dynamics of climate-ecosystem interactions and their influence in coupling of carbon and water cycles in arid landscapes, which encompass ~ 40% of Earth’s surface. He is interested in the plant processes underlying these coupling and how these patterns and mechanism are related to processes in diverse biomes from around the globe.

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