Multiscale modeling for plant growth and sustainability in a changing climate

Food security, energy security, and environmental sustainability in a world with a growing population and changing climate are challenges facing the global community.

Computational models that span across multiple layers of biological organization (e.g., genes, metabolism, physiology, ecosystem) can inform strategies for engineering plants under current and future climates.

The Matthews Research Group is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary group based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We develop and use computational methods and models that incorporate and span across levels of biological information to identify strategies for engineering crops for the future.