Hugo de Boer (PI)

Hugo de Boer is assistant professor Global Environmental change at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. His research expertise covers several interdisciplinary topics related to integrating theory and observations across the fields of plant ecophysiology, plant evolution and palaeo-ecology. Hugo is specifically interested in research questions related to how morphological and functional plant traits associated with water transport, transpiration and photosynthesis adapt under changing growth conditions. Hugo has experience with modelling leaf gas exchange by applying eco-evolutionary optimality principles, observing microscopic leaf traits (e.g. stomata, guard cells, cuticle cells, minor veins) and conducting greenhouse, growth chamber and field experiments with a focus on quantifying changes in leaf gas exchange in response to changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations and humidity.
Hugo de Boer