Eric Singsaas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
Research Director,
Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology

Office: TNR 435
Phone: (715) 346-4259
Fax: (715) 346-3624


Ph.D., Botany - Univ. of WI - Madison (1997)
B.S., Biology - Concordia College (1992)


Bio 350 - Tree Physiology
Bio 351 - Plant Physiology
Bio 490 - Seminar in Biology


Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology​

Course Information

Professional Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS)
American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
International Society for Photosynthesis Research (ISPR)
Union of Concerned Scientists: Sound Science Initiative (UCSUSA)

Research Interests

Biofuels and bio-based products, biological hydrocarbon production, heat effects on photosynthesis, climate change effects on forest and agricultural ecosystems.

Select Publications​​

2004 Singsaas EL, Ort DR, DeLucia EH. Elevated CO2 effects on mesophyll conductance and its consequences for interpreting photosynthetic physiology. Plant, Cell & Environment 27 (1) 41-50.
2003 Hoch WA, Singsaas EL, McCown BH. Resorption protection. Anthocyanins facilitate nutrient recovery in autumn by shielding leaves from potentially damaging light levels. Plant Physiology 133 (3) 1296-1305.
2001 Singsaas EL, Ort DR, DeLucia EH. Variation in measured values of photosynthetic quantum yield in ecophysiological studies. Oecologia 128 (1): 15-23.
2001 Bernacchi CJ, Singsaas EL, Pimentel C, Portis AR, Long SP. Improved temperature response functions for models of Rubisco-limited photosynthesis. Plant, Cell & Environment 24: 253-259.
2000 Singsaas EL, Sharkey TD. Regulation of isoprene synthesis during high temperature stress. Plant, Cell & Environment 23: 751-757.
2000 Singsaas EL. Terpenes and the thermotolerance of photosynthesis. New Phytologist 145: 1-2. (Forum commentary)
2000 Singsaas EL, Ort DR, DeLucia EH. Diurnal patterns of photosynthesis in understory saplings. New Phytologist 145: 39-49.
1999 Singsaas EL, Laporte MM, Shi JZ, Monson RK, Bowling DR, Johnson K, Lerdau MT, Jasentuliytana A, Sharkey TD. Kinetics of leaf temperature fluctuation affects isoprene emission from red oak (Quercus rubra L.) leaves. Tree Physiology 19: 917-924.

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