Tracy Lawson is a professor in the Plant Productivity group and Director of Plant Phenotyping at University of Essex, with over 25 years’ experience in photosynthesis research.
Her research focuses on the stomatal control of atmospheric gas entry into the leaf, associated water loss and the mechanisms that regulate this process. Recent research has paid particular attention to stomatal kinetics and the impact of dynamic environments on both photosynthesis and stomatal behaviour. As part of this research she is also optimizing lighting recipes for TCEA/vertical farming environments in order to increase productivity and reduce resource input such as water and energy. She has published over 135 peer review papers/book chapter and recognized on the Clarivate World Highest Cited list in both 2020 and 2021.