Who We Are

The Heskel Plant Ecophysiology Lab is led by Mary Heskel and based at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN.

‚ÄčIn our lab group, we examine how plants and ecosystems cycle and store carbon under changing environments from the Twin Cities to the arctic tundraBroadly, we think about how the environment impacts plant function, and how plant functioning impacts environments. We use a range of field, lab, and data analysis methods and apply models to better understand how plants respond to the impacts of climate change. 

Explore research, teaching, team, publications, and recent updates to learn more about the lab and out approaches.

Are you a current undergrad at Mac? A student in the Twin Cities area? Excited about researching plant responses to the environment? Contact me at mheskel [at] macalester [dot] edu for information about joining the lab.