Welcome to the website for Tom Buckley's laboratory at Sonoma State University. My students and I study environmental plant physiology from an integrative perspective. We prefer to work on intact plants or leaves whenever possible, and our experiments are often directed by formal mathematical theory.

Current research focuses on stomatal physiology and leaf respiration. We are testing hypotheses about how water moves in leaves, how stomata sense and acclimate to changes in environmental conditions, and how leaf respiration is affected by light.  Students are engaged in research in my lab at several levels.