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Dr Samuel Taylor

Lecturer in Plant Science

Samuel Taylor

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Research overview

Sam is an environmental plant physiologist. He explores the physiology of leaves and how it influences the performance of plants. His research aligns with LEC's exceptional photosynthesis research groups, that are led by Elizabete Carmo-Silva, Marjorie Lundgren and Doug Orr, and are associated with Steve Long and Martin Parry.


Sam has particular expertise in how plant leaves respond to microclimate, gas exchange measurements of photosynthesis (Taylor & Long, 2019; Ely et al., 2021), and understanding genetic variation in leaf performance (Taylor et al., 2016). Key publications have addressed:

Career Details

Sam has worked at Bowdoin College, The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Sheffield. He obtained his PhD from the University of York, and has published collaborative work with teams from South Africa, China, Australia, Mexico, the USA, and the European Union.

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