Plants are faced with increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. This includes precipitation extremes resulting in flooding or drought.
There has been a visible increase in both these environmental stresses either in isolation or in sequential combinations and negatively impacting plant performance. We are interested in understanding how plants survive these water stresses, with a dominant focus on flooding. Our big biological question is to understand how plants perceive, respond and cope under these conditions. In seeking answers to this question we employ tools ranging from physiology, genetics, biochemistry to -omics and computational modelling. Ultimately, we seek to integrate findings at the molecular or cellular level with whole plant performance during stresses.