Xiong's group

Our aim: Identify physiological traits toward to improve the carbon assimilation rate, resource use efficiency, stress resistance, and ecosystem service of crops.

Our approaches: I. Perform mechanistic experiments to better understand the plant’s integrated response to environments; II. Build “high-throughput (easy-to-measure)” instruments to screen eco-physiological traits of genetic populations; & III. Develop new crop management technologies for high grain yield and resource use efficiency.

The research group, currently, uses rice, soybean, sunflower, grape, poplar as plant materials to study the responses of physiological processes, including carbon assimilation and water relatives, to environmental changes in the growth chamber, greenhouse, and outdoor field conditions.

Lab location
College of Plant Science and Technology (A309-310; A316), Huazhong Agricultural University, 430070, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Tel: +86-27-8728 8961