Welcome to the Bartlett Lab!

We use modeling and experimental approaches to address fundamental questions about the physiology traits and mechanisms that determine plant responses to drought and heat stress. We develop models that couple a mechanistic representation of plant carbon and water dynamics with optimization approaches to understand how trait diversity and plasticity impact whole-plant performance and stress tolerance. We also use greenhouse and field experiments to test the hypotheses generated by these models. As grapevine physiologists, we apply this fundamental research to guide breeding for more stress resistant grape scions and rootstocks and inform management decisions.