Michelle Watt is a plant biologist specializing in the physiology and development of root systems. She leads basic research on root and root-microbiome processes to identify traits to increase crop production and fertilizer and water use efficiency. She has expertise in non-invasive imaging technologies for phenotyping at the cellular to whole plant scale and specializes in linking laboratory and field research. Watt and her Root Dynamics Group compliment experimental work with conceptual and mathematical simulation models of soil-root-shoot functions in space and time.
Institute of Bio and Geosciences-2 (IBG-2)