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Jack S A Matthews

Jack Matthews

Email: jsamat@essex.ac.uk

ORCiD: 0000-0002-7282-8929 | ResearchGate profile

Academic profile
BSc Ecology (University of Essex)
Undergraduate Dissertation: ‘Heterogeneity in stomatal characters and leaf venation as drivers of maximum stomatal conductance and water use efficiency over geological time’

Research Interests:

  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Stomatal Dynamics
  • Chlorophyll Fluorescence
  • Ecophysiological modelling

Previous research employment:
Research Assistant (University of Essex): ‘Development of a whole-plant gas exchange chamber for continuous measurements of carbon assimilation (A) and stomatal conductance (gs)’

Current research
PhD project: ‘‘Scaling up dynamic responses of stomata to assess impacts on tree canopy carbon gain and water use efficiency’

Current projects:
'Impact of fluctuating light environments on stomatal dynamics, speed of response, and carbon assimilation limitation'
'Intra-specific variation of stomatal response and carbon assimilation between different genotypes of Populus nigra’

Publications
See Google Scholar.

Conferences
Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPg) Techniques Workshop, Portugal (2014)
 Role: Administrator and attendee
 Hands-on experience and training in plant physiology techniques in both field and laboratory environments

Phenotyping for Photosynthesis and Productivity: Satellite meeting of the Photosynthetic congress (August 2016)

Other activities
I designed and currently run our Laboratory website, where you can find information on current projects and potential employment opportunities.

Research groups
Plant Physiology Lab (University of Essex) – Prof Tracy Lawson Lab
Forest Research – CASE Partner