Guo-Feng Jiang, first author of “Coordination of hydraulic thresholds across roots, stems, and leaves of two co-occurring mangrove species”
Current Position: Associate Professor, College of Forestry, Guangxi University
Education: PhD in Botany, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Non-scientific Interests: Yoga, music, reading
My research is focused on plants with important agricultural and ecological roles, such as common flowering species, cycads, and mangroves. My team investigates key traits of plants and their relationship to ecological adaptations. We are particularly interested in the relationships between genome size, cell size, and tissue structure, and plant water relations–traits that are often critical in determining plant mortality across environments. We seek to uncover the evolutionary history of these traits and how they have influenced plant adaptation to different climates, with the aim of improving plant utilization, restoration, and conservation.