Noel Michele Holbrook
Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry
Office: 3119 Biolabs , 16 Divinity Ave
Lab Website: http://www.oeb.harvard.edu/faculty/holbrook/
Professor Michele Holbrook studies the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes. Dr. Holbrook is currently working on questions relating to embolism repair, leaf hydraulic design, and xylem evolution.
Choat, B. L. Sack and N.M. Holbrook. 2007. Diversity of hydraulic traits in nine Cordia species growing in tropical rainforests with contrasting precipitation. New Phytologist
Zwieniecki, M.A., T.J. Brodribb and N.M. Holbrook. 2007. Leaf hydraulic design: insights from rehydration kinetics. Plant, Cell and Environment
Gloser, V., M.A. Zwieniecki, C. Orians and N.M. Holbrook. 2007. Dynamic changes in root hydraulic properties in response to nitrate availability. Journal of Experimental Botany
Brodribb, T.J. and N.M. Holbrook. 2007. Forced depression of leaf hydraulic conductance in situ: effects on the leaf gas exchange of forest trees. Functional Ecology 21, 705-712.
Stuart, S.A., B. Choat, K.C. Martin, N.M. Holbrook, M.C. Ball. 2007. The role of freezing in setting the latitudinal limits of mangrove forests. New Phytologist 173, 576-583.
OEB 10 Foundations of Biological Diversity
Science B64 Feeding the World, Feeding Yourself
OEB 52 Biology of Plants
OEB 120 Physiology of Plants
OEB 122 Field Research in Ecology and Conservation
OEB 212r Advanced Topics in Plant Physiology