Erik Sibbernsen and Keith Mott

Carman & Maughan
Research on Capitol Hill

Each year, students from throughout Utah gather at the State Capitol to share a year's worth of hard work and discovery with their peers, and the entire state of Utah. These students truly represent the finest minds in Utah

Effect of the Mesophyll on Stomatal Responses to Light and CO2

"We study the effects of light and CO2 on stomata, which are microscopic pores on the surface of leaves that allow plants to exchange gas with the environment. Stomata are also responsible for regulating plant water loss. By studying environmental responses in stomata we gain a better understanding of how plants regulate photosynthesis and their internal environment."

Erik Sibbernsen, USU Presidential Scholar, Eccles Undergraduate Research Fellow Providence, UT
Keith Mott, Faculty Mentor, Biology