Amanda Salvi

Position title: Graduate Student

Amanda Salvi

Email: asalvi <at> wisc.edu

My research interests focus on how aspects of leaf architecture and anatomy have evolved as adaptations to the environment in which they are found. Questions I ask include how certain leaf traits affect photosynthetic and hydraulic abilities, what is the extent of plasticity in these traits, and what are the trade-offs between one trait vs. another. My research project, with these questions in mind, will look at species of Eucalyptus along a rainfall gradient in Australia.