Farquhar Group - Coordination of CO2 fixation and transpiration in plants

Group research topics include:

  • Integration of photosynthesis and growth with nitrogen and water use of plants
  • Stomatal physiology
  • Isotopic composition of plants
  • Global change science.
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Selected publications

  • Genomic regions for canopy temperature and their genetic association with stomatal conductance and grain yield in wheat Rebetzke, Greg J.; Rattey, Allan R.; Farquhar, Graham D.; et al. Functional Plant Biology 40 Issue: 1 Pages: 14-33 Published: 2013
  • A controlled test of the dual-isotope approach for the interpretation of stable carbon and oxygen isotope ratio variation in tree rings Roden, John S.; Farquhar, Graham D. Tree Physiology 32 Issue: 4 Pages: 490-503 Published: APR 2012
  • Sun, Fubao; Roderick, Michael L.; Farquhar, Graham D. Changes in the variability of global land precipitation Geophysical Research Letters 39 Published: OCT 2 2012
  • Roderick, Michael L.; Farquhar, Graham D., GEOENGINEERING Hazy, cool and well fed? Nature Climate Change 2 Issue: 2 Pages: 76-77 Published: FEB 2012
  • Farquhar, Graham D.; Cernusak, Lucas A. Ternary effects on the gas exchange of isotopologues of carbon dioxide Plant Cell and Environment 35 Issue: 7 Pages: 1221-1231 Published: JUL 2012
  • Lim, Wee Ho; Roderick, Michael L.; Hobbins, Michael T.; et al. The aerodynamics of pan evaporation Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 152 Pages: 31-43 Published: JAN 15 2012
  • Roderick, Michael L.; Farquhar, Graham D. A simple framework for relating variations in runoff to variations in climatic conditions and catchment properties Water Resources Research 47 Published: JUN 21 2011
  • Roderick, Michael L.; Farquhar, Graham D. A simple framework for relating variations in runoff to variations in climatic conditions and catchment properties Water Resources Research 47 Published: JUN 21 2011
  • Sun, Fubao; Roderick, Michael L.; Lim, Wee Ho; et al.Hydroclimatic projections for the Murray-Darling Basin based on an ensemble derived from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR4 climate models Water Resources Research 47 Published: APR 1 2011
  • Zhou, Youping; Grice, Kliti; Chikaraishi, Yoshito; et al. Temperature effect on leaf water deuterium enrichment and isotopic fractionation during leaf lipid biosynthesis: Results from controlled growth of C-3 and C-4 land plants Phytochemistry 72 Issue: 2-3 Pages: 207-213 Published: FEB 2011.

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Vale Emeritus Professor Ian Roy Cowan

Story | Monday 9 October 2017
(29 April 1931 – 19 June 2017)

The humbling experience of discovering hot, dry noodles

Story | Tuesday 26 September 2017
By Meisha-Marika Holloway-Phillips
ANU scientist Graham Farquhar first Australian to win Kyoto Prize

ANU scientist Graham Farquhar first Australian to win Kyoto Prize

Story | Friday 16 June 2017
ANU congratulates distinguished scientist Graham Farquhar AO, who has become the first Australian to win a Kyoto Prize - the most prestigious international award for fields not traditionally honoured with a Nobel Prize.

Drysdale wheat

Story | Thursday 18 May 2017
In 1984 Dr Graham Farquhar and Dr Richard Richards showed that variation in the carbon isotope composition of different wheat types was correlated with water use efficiency. This carbon isotope analysis was used to develop highly successful water-efficient wheat varieties for the Australian environment.

Photosynthesis and Gas Exchange

Story | Thursday 18 May 2017
The investigations into carbon fixation and gas exchange by RSBS researchers were essential to the understanding of photosynthesis, and the development of new processes to increase the efficiency of the photosynthetic process in agriculture. 

Stable Isotopes

Story | Thursday 18 May 2017
The relative abundance of certain isotopes can be used to study the photosynthetic pathways in plants. For example C3 plants (such as wheat and apples) have enzymes that react faster with carbon-12 so that more ends up in the products: sugars etc.

Graham Farquhar wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science

Story | Tuesday 14 February 2017
In 2015, for modelling photosynthesis, the world’s most important biological reaction, Graham Farquhar won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Flora of the Paris basin exhibition opening

Story | Monday 17 October 2016

Graham Farquhar

Story | Monday 30 May 2016

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Research School of Biology Scientist wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Story | Wednesday 21 October 2015
Graham Farquhar has won Australia’s top science prize, in recognition of his work that transformed our understanding of the biological process that is the basis for life on earth: photosynthesis.

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