Professor Alistair Hetherington

Professor Alistair Hetherington

B.Sc., Ph.D.(St.And.), D.Sc.(UCD, hon causa)


We study how plants respond to changes in their environment. To do this we focus on microscopic valve-like structures found on the surfaces of leaves known as stomata, which control leaf water loss and CO2 uptake.

  • Stomata
  • intracellular signalling
  • Arabidopsis
  • calcium
  • guard cell
  • evolution of stomata
  • responses to changes in the environment
  • carbon dioxide signalling
  • ABA signalling
  • resposes to changes in atmospheric relative humidity

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