Evans Lab - Physiology of photosynthesis; interactions with nitrogen

The underside of a leaf

Research in the Evans Lab focuses on the main areas:

  1. Relating photosynthesis to nitrogen
  2. Quantifying the conductance to CO2 diffusion within leaves
  3. Analysing how plants acclimate to their light environment.

Members

Leader

John Evans

John Evans
John Evans gained his PhD in 1984 (ANU) under the supervision of Professor Graham Farquhar. After post doctoral fellowships in...

Publications

Selected publications

  • Tazoe Y, von Caemmerer S, Estavillo GM, Evans JR (2011) Using tunable diode laser spectroscopy to measure carbon isotope discrimination and mesophyll conductance to CO2 diffusion dynamically at different CO2 concentrations.  Plant Cell & Environment.
  • von Caemmerer S, Evans JR, (2010) Enhancing C3 photosynthesis Plant Physiology 154, 589-592. 
  • Evans JR, Kaldenhoff R, Genty B. & Terashima I. (2009). Resistances along the CO2 diffusion pathway inside leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany 60, 2235-2248 
  • Harrison MT, Edwards EJ, Farquhar GD, Nicotra AB and Evans JR. (2009). Nitrogen in cell walls of sclerophyllous leaves accounts for little of the variation in photosynthetic nitrogen use efficiency. Plant Cell & Environment 32: 259-270. 
  • Edwards EJ, McCaffery S and Evans JR. (2006) Phosphorus availability and elevated CO2 affect biological nitrogen fixation and nutrient fluxes in a clover-dominated sward. New Phytologist 169:157-167. (5)
  • Edwards EJ, McCaffery S and Evans JR. (2005) Phosphorus status determines biomass response to elevated CO2 in a legume: C4 grass community. Global Change Biology 11:1968-1981. (0)
  • Ghannoum O, Evans JR, Chow WS, Andrews TJ, Conroy JP, and von Caemmerer S (2005) Faster Rubisco is the key to superior nitrogen-use efficiency in NADP-malic enzyme relative to NAD-malic enzyme C4 grasses. Plant Physiology 137:638-650.(15)
  • Evans JR and Vogelmann TC (2003) Profiles of 14C fixation through spinach leaves in relation to light absorption and photosynthetic capacity. Plant Cell & Environment 26: 547-560. (Cover photo) (23).
  • Evans, JR and Poorter, H. (2001) Photosynthetic acclimation of plants to growth irradiance: The relative importance of SLA and nitrogen partitioning in maximising carbon gain. Plant Cell & Environment 24:755-776. 
  • Evans, JR (1989) Photosynthesis and nitrogen relationships in leaves of C3 plants. Oecologia 78, 9-19.

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News & events

News

30
Jan
2017
January is not normally thought of as a teaching-heavy month, but RSB members were involved in a number of outreach events early this year.
Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF), IRRI, Los Baños, Philippines
19
Feb
2016
The Loyd T Evans Growth Facility (PGF), named after John Evan's father, was officially opened on the Philippine campus of the International Rice Research Institute on 21 January 2016.
Measuring photosynthesis of wheat plants
09
Nov
2015
As part of a large international effort to increase wheat yields and boost food security, researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis at The Australian National U
Susanne von Caemmerer
09
Jun
2015
“We have just begun to understand the importance of the remarkable speedy journey in which CO2 molecules move back and forth through the middle of the leaf,” said lead researcher Professor Susanne von Caemmerer.

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