Lena Berry

Position title: Graduate Student

Lena Berry hiking on a trail

Email: lnberry<at>wisc.edu

Cycads are often referred to as “living fossils” with lineages dating back hundreds of millions of years. Despite their extensive lineages, cycads are an understudied group of plants. While their morphology is seemingly similar throughout history, their physiology has diversified over time allowing them to remain extant. My research will focus on elucidating the hydraulic function and water use strategies of cycads through the lens of both physiological traits/functionality and ecological/environmental influences.