Why Study Plant Respiration?

Plant respiration is a core plant metabolic process that has large influences on agricultural productivity and climate change. Respiration helps determine how fast plants grow, how much food they produce and how much atmospheric carbon dioxide they remove.

My Research

Getting to grips with respiratory variation

  • How do respiration rates vary?
  • How is respiratory energy metabolism regulated?
  • How can respiration in crops be more efficient?

Technology Drives Innovation

New high-throughput respiration measurements are changing the way we study energy metabolism in plants.

About Me

I am a biochemist and plant scientist who is passionate about the environment. My work is trying to unlock the true potential in plants to help make agriculture and chemical production more sustainable. In my free time you can find me enjoying and exploring the great outdoors.

Get In Touch

  • brendan.oleary@agr.gc.ca