(Lebutswe ne`e Sebako)
||Box 404892 Gaborone Botswana
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
Alfred Denny Building
S10 2 TN
|Phd student: University
| M.Sc; Plant
Massey University, New Zealand.
Biology and Environmental Science
University of Botswana
| 2000 to 2007:
|Lecturer in Plant
Diversity Cell structure and function,
Plant anatomy, Economic Botany Botswana College of
(Botany) Botswana College of Agriculture.
tutor (Botany) Botswana College of Agriculture.
Environmental effects on the structure of plants:
Investigating ecotypic differences in the response of stomata and plant
fitness to environmental change.
Woodward and JA
Sponsor: Botswana College of Agriculture
Increase in global carbon dioxide, temperature and in some latitudes
humidity are characteristic features of global climatic
change. There are overwhelming reports on the future increase
of these environmental factors. These environmental factors are the key
variables that affect plant growth, development and function. How plant
respond to their increase has important implications for the
performance of both natural and agroecosystems. For crops their
agricultural production as well as food quality will be affected. It is
therefore important to understand and quantify plant responses to these
environmental changes. Even though there is vast information on plant
responses to increase of CO2 and temperature from the many experiments
conducted on the above, there is little information on (a) altitudinal
origin of plants and their responses to environmental change, (b)
interactive effects of humidity and carbondioxide effects on plants and
(c) ecotypical stomatal response to environmental change.
This project therefore intends to investigate ecotypic differences in
the response of anatomy, morphology, photosynthesis and plant fitness
Other research Interests:
Indigenous edible and medicinal plants of Botswana