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Travis Huxman

Travis Huxman

Director, Biosphere 2

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
PO Box 210088
Tucson, AZ 85721
USA

Titles

  • Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Director, Biosphere 2

Biography

I am a broadly trained plant physiological ecologist who is interested in plant evolution and global change. My research asks questions about plant physiological processes in an ecological and evolutionary context, with implications for how organisms work and how ecosystems function. These questions are based in understanding (1) how plants acquire and allocate resources to survival, growth, and reproduction, (2) how global change impacts these processes, and (3) what these changes mean to how ecosystems function. This includes both how past climates have influenced plant evolution and how future climates may alter relationships between plants and their environment. Included in this line of research are other aspects of global changes, such as non-native species invasions. A primary goal of my future research is in trying to understand how climate change may affect population, community and ecosystem processes through changes in individual plants using both experimental and modeling efforts.

Education

  • PhD, Biology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000
  • MS, Biology, California State University, San Bernadino, 1996
  • BS, Biology, California State University, San Bernadino, 1993