Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Ort, Donald R.
Location University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Primary Field Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Secondary Field Plant Biology
 Election Citation
Ort has led thinking and pioneered research strategies for improving photosynthetic efficiency and adapting photosynthesis to global climate change. His career work integrates photosynthesis from biophysical processes of chloroplasts through to photosynthetic performance of crops in the field. His ideas and leadership have shaped global efforts to redesign photosynthesis.
 Research Interests
The Ort laboratory is engaged in three lines of research: i) Redesigning photosynthesis for improved efficiency; ii) Molecular and biochemical basis of environmental interactions with crop plants; iii) Ecological genomics: Interactive effects of CO2, temperature and drought on plant, plant canopy and plant ecosystem performance.

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