Bouda Martin
+420271015707 martin.bouda@ibot.cas.cz

One of the key limitations on plant growth is their ability to obtain soil water and deliver it to the leaf to sustain transpiration. The tortuous path of water through the plant is influenced by the network properties of plant parts at multiple scales. My research is concerned with mathematically describing and quantifying the effects of network properties on plant hydraulic functioning at all scales. This includes vessel networks within angiosperm xylem tissue, root system architecture and its effects on individual plant water uptake, and the dissipation of water potential gradients within the soil-plant system with effects on soil moisture and latent heat flux at larger scales.

Education

2010-2017: Ph.D. Yale University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
2008-2010: M.E.Sc. Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
2004-2008: B.A. University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences
(Environmental Studies and Political Science)

Employment

2019-present: Postdoctoral fellow, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany
2018: Postdoctoral researcher, Czech University of Life Sciences, Department of Forest Ecology
2017: Postdoctoral associate, Yale University, Plant Hydraulics Laboratory
2015-2016: Research assistant, Yale University, Plant Hydraulics Laboratory
2010-2014: Teaching fellow, Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Publications

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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4185-8807

Projects

2019-2021: Representing root system architecture in terrestrial models to increase accuracy of prediction of plant water uptake and soil moisture in future climate (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_070/0009075)