Assistant Research Scientist
University of Georgia
As an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Georgia (UGA), working with Prof. Lisa Donovan and Prof. John Burke, I am leading experiments on a large National Science Foundation funded project assessing the genomic and physiological basis of environmental stress tolerance (drought, salt, and low nutrients) in cultivated sunflower. In this project, we assessed plant performance and associated traits via traditional (high effort) and high throughput automatic phenotyping. These experiments have shed light on traits and the underlying genomic regions associated with variation in stress tolerance. We have continued this work with detailed studies on select genotypes to determine mechanisms conferring stress tolerance. This has shown how gene variants and physiological mechanisms allow for high performance under adverse conditions.
- Wang Y, Temme AA, Donovan LA. Allometric scaling impacts plasticity in biomass allocation, morphology and anatomical traits due to above and belowground resource limitation in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) bioRxiv 504316; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/504316.
- Temme AA, Burns VAB, Donovan LA. Element content and distribution has limited, tolerance metric dependent, impact on salinity tolerance in cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus). bioRxiv 2019.12.11.872929; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.11.872929
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM