ROWAN F. SAGE
February 19, 2008
A. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Rowan F. Sage Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1958 University of Toronto
Phone: 416-978-7660 25 Willcocks St.
Ph.D., Botany August, 1986, University of California, Davis
Dissertation: Nitrogen Use Efficiency in C3 and C4 Plants
Advisor: Dr. Robert Pearcy
M.Sc., Botany June, 1982 University of California, Davis
B.A., Biology June, 1980 Colorado College
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 7-04 to present
Chair, Department of Botany 7-04 to 7-06
4. Research Interests
Plant physiological ecology; plant acclimation and adaptation, particularly to CO2 and temperature; photosynthesis and the environment; C4 photosynthesis; the evolution of C4 photosynthesis; stress physiology; global change biology; bioenergy.
B. Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Sage, R.F. (1994) Photosynthetic acclimation to elevated CO2. The gas exchange perspective. Photosyn Res. 39:351-368
Sage, R.F., J. Santrucek, and D.J. Grise (1995) Temperature effects on the photosynthetic response of C3 plants to long-term CO2 enrichment. Vegetatio 121:67-77
Cowling, S.A. and R.F. Sage (1998) Interactive effects of low atmospheric CO2 and elevated temperature on growth, photosynthesis and respiration in Phaseolus vulgaris. Plant, Cell and Environ. 21:427-435.
Sage, R.F. and J.R. Coleman (2001) Low CO2 effects on plants:more than a thing of the past. Trends in Plant Science 6: 18-24
Sage RF (2001) Environmental and evolutionary preconditions for the origin and diversification of the C4 photosynthetic syndrome. Plant Biology 3:202-213
Sage RF (2002) Are CAM and C4 photosynthesis incompatible? Australian J Plant Physiology 29:775-785
Sage RF (2002) Variation in the molar activity of Rubisco in C3 and C4 plants with some implications for photosynthetic performance at high and low temperature. J Experimental Botany 369:609-620
Sage RF (2002) How Terrestrial Organisms Sense, Signal and Respond to Carbon Dioxide.
Comparative and Integrative Biology 42:469-480
Kubien, D.S., von Caemmerer, S., Furbank, R. Sage, R.F. (2003) C4 photosynthesis at low temperature: a study using transgenic plants with reduced amounts of Rubisco. Plant Physiology. 132:1577-1585.
Sage, R.F., Kubien D.S. (2003) Quo Vadis C4? An Ecophysiological Perspective on Global Change and the future of C4 Plants. Photosynthesis Research. 77:209-225
Kocacinar, F., Sage R.F. (2003) Photosynthetic pathway alters xylem structure and hydraulic function in herbaceous plants. Plant, Cell Environment 26:2015-2026
Sage, R.F. (2004) The evolution of C4 Photosynthesis. New Phytologist 161: 341-370.
Kubien, D.K. and Sage, R.F. (2004) Low temperature photosynthetic performance in C4 and C3 grasses native to high latitudes. Plant Cell and Environment, 27:907-916.
Campbell, C.C. , Sage, R.F., Kocacinar F., and Way, D.A. (2005) Estimation of the whole-plant CO2 compensation point of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.). Global Change Biology. 11: 1956-1967.
Sage, RF and McKown, AD (2006) Is C4 photosynthesis less phenotypically plastic than C3 photosynthesis? Journal of Experimental Botany 57:303-317.
Campbell, C.C. and Sage, R.F, Kocacinar F.and Way DA (2006) Interactions between the effects of atmospheric CO2 content and phosphorous nutrition on photosynthesis in white lupin (Lupinus albus L.). Plant Cell and Environment 29:844-853
Muhaidat, R., Sage, R.F., Dengler, N.G. (2007) Diversity of Kranz anatomy and biochemistry in C4 eudicots. American Journal of Botany. 94:362-381.
Sage, R.F., Kubien, D. K. (2007) The temperature response of C3 and C4 photosynthesis. Plant, Cell and Environment. 30:1086-1107.
Vogan, P.J., Frohlich, M.W. and Sage, R.F. (2007) The functional significance of C3-C4 intermediate traits in Heliotropium L. (Boraginaceae): gas exchange perspective. Plant Cell and Environment 30: 1337-1345.
Makino, A. and Sage, R.F. (2007) Temperature response of photosynthesis in transgenic rice transgenic rice transformed with ‘sense’ or ‘antisense constructs’ with rbcs. Plant Cell Physiology 48:1472-1483.
Way, D.A. and Sage R.F. (2008) Elevated temperatures reduce the carbon gain of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.). Global Change Biology 14:624-636.
Kubien, D.S. and Sage R.F. (2008) The temperature response of tobacco with reduced amounts of Rubisco. Plant Cell and Environment 31: 407-418.
Sage, R.F., Way, D.A., Kubien D.S. (2008) Rubisco, Rubisco activase, and global climate change. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 1581-1595.
Way, D.A. and Sage R.F. (2008) Thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) B.S.P.). Plant Cell and Environment 31:1250-1262.
Sage, R.F., Coiner H.A., Way, D.A., Runion GB, Prior SA, Torbert H.A., Sicher R. and Ziska L. (2008) Kudzu [Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr. variety lobata]: a new source of carbohydrate for bioethanol production. Biomass and Bioenergy. 33:57-61.
C. Books edited
Sage, R.F. and Monson, R.K. eds. C4 Plant Biology, 1999. Academic Press, San Diego.
Raghavendra A and Sage R.F., eds. 2009. C4 photosynthesis and Related CO2 Concentrating Mechanisms. Springer. Berlin (in press).
D. EDITORIAL SERVICE
1. Associate Editor – Global Change Biology
2. Editorial Board – Oecologia
3. Editorial board - Photosynthesis Research
4. Editorial board – Plant Cell and Environment