The Nicotra Group

at the Australian National University

Research in the Nicotra group applies novel approaches in plant comparative ecology to the study of evolutionary ecology and ecophysiology to giv`e insights into patterns and processes underlying plant function at multiple scales.

We are interested in phenotypic plasticity – the range of forms a given genetic individual can exhibit under different environments – and when and how it evolves and when it matters. We also have a soft spot for alpine ecology and enjoy exploring the links between plant reproductive ecology and ecophysiology.