Professor Ian Wright

Professor Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Elected in 2019

Short citation at year of election

Ian Wright is an internationally renowned plant ecologist. He is known for his global scale analysis of plant traits; for quantifying how climate and soils influence plant function; and for using concepts from human economics to understand plant evolution and ecology. His work on a worldwide ‘leaf economic spectrum’ is standard in scientific textbooks, and has been applied to improve the models used to predict shifts in vegetation distribution and function under future climate change.

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