Xerophytes are a class of plants that are adapted to living in arid conditions, & as such have evolved mechanisms to cope with limited water.
Claudia Ringler is Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division. From 1996 until now, she served in various other research positions in that division. She currently co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is also a basin theme leader. Her research interests are water management, global food and water security, natural resource constraints to global food production, and the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Dr. Ringler has field experience across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Claudia have published many journal articles in the areas of global water and food security, with a more recent focus on gender, nutrition, climate change and energy.