Julie Gan


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  • Organization
    University of Toronto

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    I am interested in the evolution of complex traits, plant ecophysiology, and global change ecology. Currently, I am studying the evolution of C4 photosynthesis from an anatomical and physiological perspective. I am also interested in translating physiological data into a greater scale at the ecosystem and biome level. All my questions involve considerations of global change, as it has affected both past evolutions, and will drive future evolutions.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    I think trees are amazing, but if I had to choose one, it would be tamarack (Larix laricina). There's no deeper reason other than I like the shape that the needles form on the branches and how they turn gold in the fall.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is the coolest thing you have discovered or learned about plants?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    There are three different types of photosynthesis!

  • Profile Question 3
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  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
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  • In addition to English, I am comfortable communicating with students in the following languages:
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  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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