We study vascular transport in plants


to our research laboratory at the University of Alberta. We study vascular transport in plants. The function of the organs in our body is maintained by the cardiovascular system. The situation is analogous in plants -- How water and sugars are distributed is of fundamental importance for many aspects of plant biology.Muttard

We ask how transport processes are influenced by environmental factors. The growth of agricultural crops and forests is often constrained by drought, and drought is a major research theme in our lab. As our climate is changing, plants will have to cope with these changes.

Plants provide us with oxygen, food, wood products, and they play a major role in the global water and carbon cycles. In our research laboratory, we study plants and how they function in the context of their environment.


The purpose of our research laboratory is to (1) conduct cutting-edge research in fundamental plant science and, by doing so, to (2) educate and train graduate and undergraduate students.

By looking at the other pages of this website, you will learn about the lab members, our research publications (we are a productive group!), and some of the teaching we are involved in.

Contact and links:

Phone: (780) 492 8511; Email: uwe.hacke at ualberta.ca; Address: 442 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

Dr. Hacke is a Canada Research Chair. He participates in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.


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