I am a Future Leader of African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellow at the South African Environmental Observation Network. My research is in the field of plant physiological ecology and focuses on the physiological mechanisms underpinning ecological patterns and processes, particularly those arising in response to abiotic stresses. Broadly, I examine questions pertaining to the biophysical determinants of terrestrial plant functionality, productivity, abundance and geographical distributions at scales ranging from whole plants to entire ecosystems.

My research website: www.robertskelton.org

My personal blogsite: www.wondrousbiographies.com