H. Jochen Schenk

Contact Information

Office: MH 111D

Phone: 657-278-3678

Email: jschenk@fullerton.edu

H. Jochen Schenk



PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

MA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Diploma in Biology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, F. R. Germany

Research Areas

Plant physiology and ecophysiology, plant water relations, structure and function of plant hydraulic systems, irrigation in horticulture

Courses Regularly Taught

Plant Biology, Plant Physiological Ecology, Field Botany, Principles of Ecology, Professional Aspects of Biology


Schenk, H. J., S. Espino, S. M. Rich-Cavazos, and S. Jansen. 2018. From the sap’s perspective: The nature of vessel surfaces in angiosperm xylem. American Journal of Botany 105:174-187. (Open access)

Schenk, H. J., S. Espino, D. M. Romo, N. Nima, A. Y. T. Do, J. M. Michaud, B. Papahadjopoulos-Sternberg, J. Yang, Y. Zuo, K. Steppe, and S. Jansen. 2017. Xylem surfactants introduce a new element to the cohesion-tension theory. Plant Physiology 173:1177-1196 (Open access).

Schenk, H. J., S. Espino, A. Visser, and B. K. Esser. 2016. Dissolved atmospheric gas in xylem sap measured with membrane inlet mass spectrometry. Plant, Cell & Environment 39:944-950.

Jansen, S., and H. J. Schenk. 2015. On the ascent of sap in the presence of bubbles. American Journal of Botany 102:1561-1563.

Schenk, H. J., K. Steppe, and S. Jansen. 2015. Nanobubbles: a new paradigm for air-seeding in xylem. Trends in Plant Science 20:199-205.

Schenk, H. J., S. Espino, C. M. Goedhart, M. Nordenstahl, H. I. Martinez-Cabrera, and C. S. Jones. 2008. Hydraulic integration and shrub growth form linked across continental aridity gradients.  PNAS 105:11248–11253.

Schenk, H. J. 2008. The shallowest possible water extraction profile:  A null model for global root distributions.  Vadose Zone Journal 7:1119-1124.