Research Faculty #14

General Information

Contact Information

Email
sean.michaletz@ubc.ca
Office Phone
Office Location
Biodiv105 (Mailing Address: 3156 Biological Sciences Blding)

Research Information

Research Abstract

Plant physiological ecology, macroecology, fire behavior and effects

Research Interests

We are interested in the physical processes linking environmental variation to plant physiology, and how this “scales up” to influence higher-level patterns and processes.  To investigate these topics, we use interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon fields such as physics, chemistry, engineering, and geoscience.  Our work often involves development of mechanistic theory and models, which are parameterized, tested, and refined using data from the laboratory and the field.  We also focus on long-term monitoring of climate, ecophysiology, and vegetation dynamics in our growing network of Forest MacroSystems sites located around the world.  You can find out more about our research on ResearchGate.