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Laura M Olivieri

Biological Science Technician (Plants)

Plant Physiology & Genetics Research Unit

USDA-ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter


Laura M. Olivieri

Biological Science Technician (plants)

Arid-Land Agricultural ResearchCenter

21881 North Cardon Lane

Maricopa, AZ 85239




Associates of Arts in Biology, MuskegonCommunity College 1992


Technical Responsibilities:

I participate in the Free-Air Controlled Enrichment (FACE) experiments as part of the Global Change group.  I collect, analyze and present for publication, plant physiology data including: carbon assimilation, conductance, transpiration, water potential, apical development, growth and biomass, as well as carbohydrate content (assays) and many other parameters.  I help determine the effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on a variety of crops including wheat (Triticum aestivum (L.) cv. Yecora Rojo), barley (Hordium vulgaris (L.) cv. Alexis), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) and soy beans (Glycine Max) and help establish what role these influences will have on crops in the future.