Noel Michele Holbrook

Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University
16 Divinity Avenue

Biological Laboratories, Room 3119
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Tel: 617-496-0603
Fax: 617-496-3526

Current Position
Professor of Biology and Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Ph.D. in Biology, Stanford University, 1995. Physiological and Environmental Controls over the Movement of Water Through Plants
M.Sc. in Botany, University of Florida, 1989. The Role of Stem Water Storage in the Arborescent Palm, Sabal palmetto
A.B. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1983

Research Interests

Professor Michele Holbrook studies the physics and physiology of vascular transport in plants with the goal of understanding how constraints on the movement of water and solutes between soil and leaves influences ecological and evolutionary processes. Dr. Holbrook is currently working on questions relating to embolism repair, leaf hydraulic design, and xylem evolution.Long-distance transport physiology in plants; xylem:phloem interactions.

-- Root physiology; interactions between uptake and growth.

-- Water relations associated with flowering and flower production.

-- Biomechanics of growth and development.

-- Factors controlling uptake and movement of water in tropical trees.


C.V. (including publications)