My research interests lie at the intersection of two fields of plant biology, and can variously be described as plant environmental physiology or plant functional ecology. As a functional ecologist, I examine the physiological factors that cause plant species to have different natural distributions with respect to such environmental factors as soil fertility, water availability and temperature. As an environmental physiologist my major interest is in the effects of rising concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant growth and physiology.
Taub, Daniel R.; *Miller, Brian and *Allen, Holly (2008). Effects of elevated CO2 on the protein concentration of food crops: a meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 14: 565-575.
Taub, D.R. (2004). A Meta-analysis of Studies on Plant Growth Rate and Allocation to Roots vs. Shoots. Brown Working Papers in the Arts and Sciences, Southwestern University, Vol 4:1.
Taub, D.R. (2002) Analysis of interspecific variation in plant growth responses to nitrogen. Canadian Journal of Botany, 80: 34-41.
D.R., Seemann, J.R. and Coleman, J.S. (2000). Growth in elevated CO2 protects
photosynthesis against high temperature damage. Plant, Cell and Environment,
D.R. (2000) Climate and the U.S. distribution of C4 grass subfamilies and
decarboxylation variants of C4 photosynthesis. American Journal of Botany,
Daniel R. and Lerdau, Manuel (2000). Relationship between leaf nitrogen
and photosynthetic rate for three NAD-ME and three NADP-ME C4 grasses.
American Journal of Botany, 87: 412-417