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Biofuel Ecophysiological Traits and Yields Database (BETY-db)

The Predictive Ecosystem Analyzer (PEcAn)


University of Illinois

Dept. of Plant Biology

Dept. of Crop Sciences

Photosynthesis and Atmospheric Change Laboratory


My Areas of research include:

  • Environmental physiology including cold tolerance
  • Global atmospheric change impacts on crops with an empahsis on CO2 and O3
  • Improving C4 photosynthesis
  • Biomass energy crops including Miscanthus, switchgrass, sorghum, sugarcane and energycane
  • Mathematical models of photosynthesis and plant productivity


Read more about Steve Long's research and acheivements

View Dr. Long's Google Scholar page




The International journals: Global Change Biology and GCB Bioenergy (Wiley) are edited from our laboratory.