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Cambridge Global Food Security

A Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge

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Professor Howard Griffiths

Professor Howard Griffiths

Co-Chair of the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security

Professor of Plant Ecology, Department of Plant Sciences


Office Phone: 01223 333946

Subject groups/Research projects

Plant Biology and Food Security:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Plant Sciences:

Keywords

CCM ; CO2 sequestration ; photosynthesis ; RUBISCO

Collaborators

Key Publications

Professor Griffiths's lab investigates plant molecular, physiological and environmental processes which regulate productivity and CO2 sequestration, and aim to improve the operating efficiency of the primary carboxylase, Rubisco, and match water availability to use. Stable isotope methods are used to evaluate the origins and regulation of diverse photosynthetic carbon concentrating mechanisms (CCM). The research carried out at the lab translates via fieldwork into food security and biomass crop productivity, as well as natural community diversity.

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