The Choat Lab

Plant Hydraulics and Water Relations

People

Brendan ChoatBrendan Choat is a Senior Lecturer and Future Fellow (2014-2018) at UWS. His research centers on the physiological ecology of plants with a primary focus on plant hydraulics, water relations and functional anatomy. He is an editor for the PrometheusWiki Project and on the editorial board for the Journal of Plant Hydraulics.

email: b.choat@westernsydney.edu.au
google scholar profile

 

Markus NolfMarkus Nolf is a Research Fellow at UWS. His research focus lies in the vulnerability and adaptation of plants to abiotic stress such as drought or freezing. Markus has a strong interest in novel non-invasive techniques and extensive expertise with acoustic emission sensors and analysis.

email: m.nolf@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 

Rosana LopezRosana López is a Marie Curie fellow at UWS and INRA Clermont-Ferrand. Her research interests are broadly related to forest species adaptation to drought, with a focus on the genetic variability and phenotypic plasticity of plant hydraulic traits.

email: rosanalop@gmail.com

 
 

Leah KoloadinLeah Koloadin is a PhD Candidate. Her research topic is on the intra-specific plastic adaptation of hydraulically-linked feature within the xylem of Callitris glaucophylla. Leah has extensive experience in microscopy with a focus on Scanning Electron Microscopy techniques.

email: l.koloadin@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 

Jen and dragonJen Peters is a PhD Candidate. She is investigating drought resistance in native Australian tree species growing across a broad environmental gradient.

email: J.Peters@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 

Danielle CreekDanielle Creek is a PhD Candidate (co-supervised). She is investigating adaptive responses of Eucalyptus species to water deficit.

email: D.Creek@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 
 

Ximeng LiXimeng Li is a PhD Candidate (co-supervised). He is working on drought tolerance of plant species native to NSW.

email: Ximeng.Li@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 
 

jiangxinJiang Xin is a PhD Candidate visiting us from Guangxi University in China where he is supervised by Prof. KunFang Cao. He is investigating the xylem hydraulic structure and water relations of mangroves and will be with us for 12 months.

email: X.Jiang@westernsydney.edu.au

 
 

Collaborators

I collaborate closely with a number of HIE staff including Remko Duursma, Matthias Boer, Belinda Medlyn, Mark Tjoelker, Sebastian Pfautsch, Paul Rymer, David Ellsworth and David Tissue.

External collaborators
Steven Jansen (Ulm University)
Tim Brodribb (University of Tasmania)
Sylvain Delzon (INRA)
Hervé Cochard (INRA)
Andrew McElrone (University of California, Davis)
Craig Brodersen (Yale University)
Lawren Sack (University of California, LA)
Maurizio Mencuccini (CREAF)
Lucas Cernusak (James Cook University)
Stefan Mayr (University Innsbruck)
Kathy Steppe (Ghent University)
Greg Gambetta (INRA)
Jordi Martinez-Vilalta (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Bernhard Schuldt (University of Goettingen)
Jarmila Pittermann (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Joe Holtum (James Cook University)
Sandra Bucci (National University of Patagonia, San Juan Bosco)
Fabian Scholz (National University of Patagonia, San Juan Bosco)
Frederic Lens (Leiden University)
Hafiz Maherali (University of Guelph)
Patrick Mitchell (CSIRO)
Andrea Nardini (University of Trieste)
John Sperry (University of Utah)
Mark Westoby (Macquarie University)
Ian Wright (Macquarie University)
Amy Zanne (George Washington University)
Marilyn Ball (Australian National University)
Owen Atkin (Australian National University)
Pieter Poot (University of Western Australia)
Kevin Simonin (San Francisco State University)
Dan Johnson (University of Idaho)