Staff Profile
kelvin acebron davos2019


My research focuses on the physiology of photosynthesis in nature, spanning from a single leaf to a whole plant. In the past, I studied the mechanisms of photosynthesis in model plants in laboratory, chamber and greenhouse settings and conducted empirical studies on agricultural crops in the field. Currently, I am a member of the Quantitative Ecology Lab at SERC, which offers me a platform to model and understand photosynthesis at the ecosystem scale, with a specific emphasis on tropical forests.

keywords: C3 / C4 photosynthesis, solar-induced fluorescence, non-photochemical quenching, pulse-amplitude modulation technique, light-induced fluorescence transients, electron transport, leaf gas-exchange, water-use efficiency, light-use efficiency, radiative transfer SCOPE model and energy balance