Margaret Barbour
Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Sydney

Margaret M Barbour is a professor of plant physiology at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Sydney Institute of Agriculture. She is interested in improving mechanistic understanding of the exchange of carbon, water and energy between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere, in order to predict plant responses to environmental change and improve crop productivity.

Written by Margaret Barbour

Antarctic Beeches (Nothofagus moorei) in temperate rainforest, Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia. Photo by Minden Pictures/National Geographic

Essay/
Nature and landscape
Rooted

What if, rather than mere props in the background of our lives, trees embody the history of all life on Earth?

Dalia Nassar & Margaret M Barbour