Research in my lab focuses on ecological and evolutionary plant physiology. We are particularly interested in carbon and water relations and trade-offs between stress tolerance and growth.
Medeiros JS, JH Burns, J Nicholson, L Rogers and O Valverde-Barrantes. 2017. Decoupled leaf and root carbon economics is a key component in the ecological diversity and evolutionary divergence of deciduous and evergreen lineages of genus Rhododendron. American Journal of Botany doi:10.3732/ajb.1700051
Medeiros JS, NJ Tomeo, CR Hewins and DM Rosenthal. 2016. Fast-growing Acer rubrum
differs from slow-growing Quercus alba
in leaf, xylem and hydraulic trait coordination responses to simulated acid rain. Tree Physiology doi:10.1093/treephys/tpw045.
Medeiros JS, A Begaye, DT Hanson, B Logan and WT Pockman. 2015. Photoprotective response to chilling differs among high and low latitude Larrea divaricata grown in a common garden. Journal of Arid Environments 120: 51-54.
Medeiros JS and WT Pockman. 2014. Freezing regime and trade-offs with water transport efficiency generate variation in xylem structure across diploid populations of Larrea sp. American Journal of Botany 101: 598-607.
Becklin KM**, JS Medeiros**, KR Sale and JK Ward. 2014. Evolutionary history underlies plant physiological responses to global change since the Last Glacial Maximum. Ecology Letters 17: 691-699.