Janusz Zwiazek

Professor (Plant Physiology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Professor (Plant Physiology), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
janusz.zwiazek@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2358
Address
438 Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3

Overview

About

Job/Research Area: Tree physiology

Awards

  • Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences Teaching Award (2015).
  • Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences Teacher of the Year (2000, 2004, 2011-2015).
  • The David J. Gifford Award in Tree Physiology (2010).
  • International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) Scientific Achievement Award (2010).
  • University of Alberta McCalla Professor (2003-2004, 2009-2010).
  • University of Alberta Annual Killam Professor (2002-2003).

Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests: Tree physiology; effects of pollution, drought and other environmental stresses on function and structure of trees; stress resistance, physiological, biochemical and structural adaptations of trees to stress; tree improvement and stress conditioning; structure and function of cell membranes.

Courses

REN R 321 - Tree Physiology

Study of physiological processes in trees. Emphasis on primary and secondary metabolism, gas exchange, transport processes, growth, and environmental effects. Prerequisite: *60. CHEM 101 and (BIOL 107 or PL SC 221) recommended.


REN R 345 - Wood Science and Utilization

The anatomy and identification of woods; biological, chemical, and physical properties of wood and its components. Lumber, pulp and paper, and reconstituted wood products technologies. Concept of integrated utilization. Lab exercises may include field trips. May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


REN R 421 - Advanced Tree Physiology

Stress physiology of trees and tree seedlings; mechanisms of stress action and stress resistance; effects of silvicultural practices on growth and physiology; planting stress. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


REN R 521 - Advanced Tree Physiology

Stress physiology of trees and tree seedlings; mechanisms of stress action and stress resistance; effects of silvicultural practices on growth and physiology; planting stress. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 421 or REN R 725.


REN R 720 - Tree Physiology

Study of physiological processes in trees. Emphasis on primary and secondary metabolism, gas exchange, transport processes, growth, and environmental effects. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 321.


REN R 724 - Wood Science and Utilization

The anatomy and identification of woods; biological, chemical, and physical properties of wood and its components. Lumber, pulp and paper, and reconstituted wood products technologies. Concept of integrated utilization. Lab exercises may include field trips. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 345.


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Publications

Long-term impact of road salt use on soil and urban tres in Edmonton, Canada

Author(s): Equiza M.A., Calvo-Polanco M., Cirelli D., Señorans J., Wartenbe M., Saunders C., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening

Hydraulic conductivity and aquaporin transcription in roots of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings colonized by Laccaria bicolor

Author(s): Xu H., Cooke J.E.K., Kemppainen M., Pardo A.G., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Mycorrhiza
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 441-551

Transcript profiling of aquaporins during basidiocarp development in Laccaria bicolor ectomycorrhizal with Picea glauca

Author(s): Xu H., Navarro-Ródenas A., Cooke J.E.K., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Mycorrhiza
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 19-31

Regulation of aquaporins in plants under stress

Author(s): Ranganathan K., Vaziriyeganeh M., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Biological Research

Genotypic variation in salt tolerance of Ulmus pumila plants obtained by shoot cuttings

Author(s): Mu D., Zwiazek J.J., Li Z., Zhang W
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 188

Functional significance of oxygen transport through aquaporins

Author(s): Zwiazek J.J., Tan X., Xu H., Navarro-Ródenas A., Morte A.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Nature Communications

Effects of phosphorus and calcium availability on responses of reclamation plants to high root zone pH

Author(s): Zhang W., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality

Effects of root medium pH on root water transport and apoplastic pH in red-osier dogwood (Cornus sericea) and paper birch (Betula papyrifera) seedlings

Author(s): Zhang W., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Plant Biology

Responses of hybrid aspen overexpressing PIP2;5 aquaporin to low root temperature

Author(s): Ranganathan K., El Kayal W., Cooke J.E.K., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Journal of Plant Physiology
Volume: 192
Page Numbers: 98-104

Overexpression of Laccaria bicolor aquaporin JQ585595 alters root water transport properties in ectomycorrhizal white spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings

Author(s): Xu H., Kemppainen M., El Kayal W., Lee S.H., Pardo A.G., Cooke J.E.K., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: New Phytologist
Volume: 205
Page Numbers: 757-770

Regulation of aquaporin-mediated water transport in Arabidopsis roots exposed to NaCl

Author(s): Lee S.H., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Plant and Cell Physiology
Volume: 56
Page Numbers: 750-758

Responses of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings to root zone pH and calcium

Author(s): Zhang W., Xu F., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Environmental and Experimental Botany
Volume: 111
Page Numbers: 32-41

CO2-transporting Laccaria bicolor aquaporin is required for ectomycorrhizal development in trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Author(s): Navarro-Ródenas A., Xu H., Kemppainen M., Pardo A. G., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Plant Cell and Environment
Volume: 38
Page Numbers: 2475–2486

Responses of rat root (Acorus americanus) plants to salinity and pH conditions

Author(s): Calvo-Polanco M., Equiza M.A., Señorans J., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 578-586

Growth of mycorrhizal jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and white spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings in oil sands reclaimed areas

Author(s): Onwuchekwa N.E., Zwiazek J.J., Quoreshi A., Khasa D.P.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Mycorrhiza
Volume: 24
Page Numbers: 431-441

Hydraulic adjustments in aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings following defoliation involve root and leaf aquaporins

Author(s): Liu J., Equiza M.A., Navarro-Rodenas A., Lee S.H., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Planta
Volume: 240
Page Numbers: 553-564

Adventitious sprouting in Pinus leiophylla in response to injury caused by salt stress

Author(s): Jimenez-Casas M., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Annals of Forest Science
Volume: 71
Page Numbers: 811-819

Nitrogen form affects physiological responses and root expansigenous honeycomb aerenchyma in the emergent macrophyte Acorus americanus

Author(s): Equiza M.A., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Botany
Volume: 92
Page Numbers: 541-550

Effects of waterlogging under simulated late-winter conditions on the physiology and growth of Norway spruce seedlings

Author(s): Wang A-F., Roitto M., Lehto T. , Zwiazek J.J., Calvo-Polanco M., Repo T.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Annals of Forest Science
Volume: 70
Page Numbers: 781-790

Growth and physiological responses of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides), white spruce (Picea glauca) and tamarack (Larix laricina) seedlings to root zone pH

Author(s): Zhang W.,Calvo-Polanco M., Chi Chen Z., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Plant and Soil
Volume: 373
Page Numbers: 775-786

Growth and water relations of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings in response to applied ammonium and nitrate in solution culture

Author(s): Siemens J.A., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Journal of Plant Nutrition
Volume: 36
Page Numbers: 372-389

Effects of branch pruning and seedling size on total transpiration and tissue Na and Cl accumulation in Pinus leiophylla seedlings exposed to salinity

Author(s): Jimenez-Casas M., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Forest Science 59:407-415

Phylogenic analysis of fungal aquaporins provides insight into their possible role in water transport of mycorrhizal associations

Author(s): Xu H., Cooke J.E.K., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Botany
Volume: 91
Page Numbers: 495-504

Role of adventitious roots in water relations of tamarack (Larix laricina) seedlings exposed to flooding

Author(s): Calvo-Polanco M., Señorans J., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: BMC Plant Biology
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 99

Overexpression of PIP2;5 aquaporin alleviates effects of low root temperature on cell hydraulic conductivity and growth in Arabidopsis

Author(s): Lee S.H., Chung G.C., Jang J.Y, Ahn S.J., Hong S.-W., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Plant Physiology
Volume: 159
Page Numbers: 479–488

Role of osmotic stress in ion accumulation and physiological responses of mycorrhizal white spruce (Picea mariana) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings exposed to soil fluoride and NaCl

Author(s): Calvo-Polanco M, Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
Volume: 33
Page Numbers: 1365–1373

Xylem cavitation and leaf water relations of poplar clones with different drought resistance strategies

Author(s): Arango-Velez A, Zwiazek J.J., Thomas B.R., Tyree M.T.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Physiologia Plantarum
Volume: 143
Page Numbers: 154-165

Hebeloma crustuliniforme modifies root hydraulic responses of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings to changes in external pH

Author(s): Siemens J.A., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Plant and Soil
Volume: 345
Page Numbers: 247-256

Hebeloma crustuliniforme facilitates ammonium and nitrate assimilation in trembling aspen (Populus temuloides) seedlings

Author(s): Siemens, J.A., Calvo-Polanco M., Zwiazek. J.J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Tree Physiology
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 1238-1250

Ectomycorrhizas and water relations of trees: a review. Mycorrhiza 21: 71-90

Author(s): Lehto T., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Mycorrhiza
Volume: 21
Page Numbers: 71-90

Diurnal and seasonal changes of leaf lamina hydraulic conductance in bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) and trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Author(s): Voicu M.C., Zwiazek J.J.
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Trees - Structure and Function
Volume: 25
Page Numbers: 485-495

Light decreases cell hydraulic conductivity and turgor pressure in bundle sheath cells of tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves

Author(s): Lee SH; Chung, GC; Zwiazek, JJ
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Plant Science
Volume: 176
Page Numbers: 248-255

Effects of pH on NaCl resistance of American elm (Ulmus americana) seedlings inoculated with Hebeloma crustuliniforme and Laccaria bicolor

Author(s): Calvo Polanco, M; Jones, MD; Zwiazek, JJ.
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum
Volume: 31
Page Numbers: 515-522

Effects of NaCl on responses of ectomycorrhizal black spruce (Picea mariana), white spruce (Picea glauca) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana) to fluoride

Author(s): Calvo Polanco, M; Zwiazek JJ; Jones, MD; MacKinnon, MD
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Physiologia Plantarum
Volume: 135
Page Numbers: 51-61

Aquaporin gene expression and apoplastic water flow in bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) leaves in relation to the light response of leaf hydraulic conductance

Author(s): Voicu, MC; Cooke, JK; Zwiazek, JJ
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Journal of Experimental Botany
Volume: 60
Page Numbers: 4063-4075

Hypoxia affects root sodium and chloride concentrations and inhibits water conductance in salt-treated jack pine (Pinus banksiana) seedlings

Author(s): Apostol, K.G. & Zwiazek, J.J.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Trees: Structure and Function
Volume: 17
Page Numbers: 251-257

Responses of black spruce (Picea mariana) and tamarack (Larix laricina) to flooding and ethylene treatments

Author(s): Islam, A., Macdonald, S.E. & Zwiazek, J.J.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Tree Physiology
Volume: 23
Page Numbers: 535-542

Fluoride inhibits root water flow and affects leaf expansion and gas exchange in aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings

Author(s): Kamaluddin, M. & Zwiazek, J.J.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Physiologia Plantarum
Volume: 117
Page Numbers: 368-375

Effects of water deficit stress and recovery on the root water relations of trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides) seedlings

Author(s): Siemens, J.A. & Zwiazek, J.J.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Plant Science
Volume: 165
Page Numbers: 113-120

Responses of red-osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) to oil sands tailings treated with gypsum and alum

Author(s): Redfield, E., Croser, C., Zwiazek, J.J., MacKinnon, M.D. & Qualizza, C.
Publication Date: 2003
Publication: Journal of Environmental Quality
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 1008-1014