Dr. Taryn Bauerle is Assistant Professor of Root Biology in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University.
Taryn specializes in the dynamics and physiology of plant roots and root systems, and how roots influence physiological functioning at the whole plant level. The majority of her research has focused on growth and physiological responses of plants to water deficits under both greenhouse and field conditions.
In so doing, Dr. Bauerle concentrates on the integration of physiological responses from the organ to the whole plant level. In particular, her lab's focus is on root responses to localized water, hydraulic redistribution, and herbivory -- all important issues surrounding woody ornamental horticultural crops.