Karine Prado studied Biology Science at the University of Montpellier 2 (France) where she obtained an MRes in Plant Functional Biology then a prestigious doctoral fellowship from INRA in 2010 (Contrat Jeune Scientifique). Prado's Ph.D. was carried out at INRA of Montpellier under the supervision of Dr Christophe Maurel and was aimed to determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the hydraulic properties of the Arabidopsis thaliana rosette, focusing on the role of water channel proteins in response to environmental stresses.
Joe Berry’s work is focused on photosynthesis and associated processes (exchange of gases, fluorescence, remote sensing, ecophysiology) at a hierarchy of scales from the chloroplasts to the planet. His goal is to distill this information into equations that can be used in models to represent these processes in the complex webs of interacting processes that comprise the Biosphere of planet Earth. The focus is on understanding and representing the fundamental mechanisms so that our models give the right behavior and also help us understand why. Dr.
Dr. Jennifer E. Johnson is a Research Associate in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science. She is broadly interested in physiological processes, and particularly in photosynthesis and respiration–from how they work at a molecular level to how to monitor their aggregate global activity.
Leander studies the biogeographic, demographic and biogeochemical implications of tree responses to climate change. He combines methods from community ecology, dendrochronology, plant ecophysiology, and stable isotope biogeochemistry to understand the sensitivity of forests in the western U.S.A. and Australia to various global change drivers.