Freya Richardson

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Linking form and function of amphistomatic leaves

Despite well documented advantages to amphistomaty (stomata present on both upper and lower leaf surfaces), hypostomatic leaves (lower stomata only) are more common. This project aims to develop a more functional understanding of the advantages and disadvantages to amphistomaty by focusing on the physiological processes of gas exchange, leaf hydraulics and potential efficiencies in leaf construction.