Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Xianzhong Wang

Associate Professor, Biology

Current Research

My research centers on the effects of global environmental change on plant physiology and productivity at the cell, organismal and ecosystem levels.  My specific interests are: (1). Effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on plant respiration; (2). The interaction of other environmental factors, e.g. soil nutrients, with elevated CO2 in affecting carbon sequestration at the individual and ecosystem levels; (3). Physiological adaptation of plants to their changing environments; (4). How will global change affect male and female individuals of dioecious species; (5). Statistical synthesis of published results using meta-analysis. My research is interdisciplinary in nature and aims at understanding the responses of plants to the abiotic factors.