Travis E. Huxman, Ph.D.

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Travis Huxman 2018-05-26T16:28:48-07:00

Project Description

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Director, Center for Environmental Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Director, Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center

Phone: (949) 824-2594

Huxman is a physiological ecologist who focuses on understanding the evolution of functional traits in plants and the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. He investigates physiological or plant-mediated processes from the spatial scale of cells to that of whole landscapes. His recent focus is understanding the dynamics of climate-ecosystem interactions and their influence in coupling of carbon and water cycles in arid landscapes, which encompass ~ 40% of Earth’s surface. He is interested in the plant processes underlying these coupling and how these patterns and mechanism are related to processes in diverse biomes from around the globe.