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Roslyn Gleadow

Roslyn Gleadow

Roslyn Gleadow
Associate Proffessor
Plant Ecophysiology
Monash University



Associate Professor. Roslyn Gleadow graduated with a PhD in Botany from the University of Melbourne in 1999. She worked for several years in Plant Sciences in the Faculty of Agriculture at The University of Melbourne. She has been a pioneer in the use of innovative teaching methods and spent 2 years with a joint appointment between Botany and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at The University of Melbourne. At Monash, she leads the Plant Ecophysiology and Monash Cyanogenesis Groups and co-ordinates the core undergraduate program in scientific practice and communication. She has worked extensively on the effect of environmental variables such as drought and elevated carbon dioxide on the partitioning of resources between growth and defence (especially cyanide production) in plants. This research has led to a series of projects that aim to reduce the amount of cyanide in the diet of humans and animals. She is regularly asked to give lectures, radio and television interviews. She is on several science advisory boards and is immediate Past President of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists.


Research Interest

Plant-animal interactions, Climate change and its impact on plant growth and composition, Food security