Modeling physical traits on carbohydrate transport

January 6, 2013

Maciej Zwieniecki

Modeling physical traits on carbohydrate transport

Angiosperms that are less than 30 meters in height have tremendous variation in leaf size, however, the size range for plants greater than 30 meters is much narrower. By modeling the physical constraints on carbohydrate transport, Maciej Zwieniecki and Kaare Jensen developed a theory to explain these differences. The work is published in Physical Review Letters and featured in Science Now and APS. abstract »