Special Issue "Adaptation of Crops to Climatically Variable Environments: Physiological and Agronomic Strategies"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Farming Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Najeeb Ullah
Guest Editor
Centre for Plant Science,The University of Queensland, Australia
Interests: plant physiology; plant environmental stress physiology; crop physiology; abiotic stress tolerance; environmental stresses; agronomy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global climate change and the increasing frequency, intensity, or geographic range of extreme weather events are impacting global crop production, and thus food and nutrition security. The current impact of changing climates on the yield of major food crops wheat, rice, and maize is estimated to be 5.0, 1.6, and 0.2 million tons, respectively, globally. Modelling studies have projected this trend to continue, with a 4.1–6.4% reduction in global wheat yield by the middle of this century. The challenge of feeding more people in the wake of changing climate is daunting, with the consequences of not meeting this challenge being near unthinkable. How plants respond to climatic variations is an urgent question to address in order to adapt crops to future climates.

This Issue covers original research and review articles focusing on the impacts of the current and future climate varability in terms of the changes in CO2 levels, atmospheric temperature, rainfall patterns on crop production, and quality. Major aspects may include, but are not limited to, quantifying the impact of climatic variables on crop productivity, and the adaptation mechanisms, e.g., morphological, physiological, and anatomical, that enable plants to survive extreme weather events. Ingenious improved management strategies to increase productivity, improve quality, and improve the resilience of crops will be documented.

Dr. Najeeb Ullah
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • extreme weather events
  • crop productivity
  • adaptation mechanism
  • crop managment strategies
  • crop modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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