Special Issue "Plant Adaptation to Global Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 August 2020.
Interests: air pollution; climate change; ozone; carbon dioxide; plant stress physiology
Plants vary in their response to the changing environment. This has a high impact on agriculture, especially because of the need to produce more food for the rapidly growing population, using suboptimal growth conditions because of lesser availability of resources like water on one hand, and global warming on the other hand. Crop production is susceptible to climate variability, and climate change related with high temperature, elevated CO2, varying patterns of rainfall, and other environmental factors are having an adverse impact on global crop production and food security. The influence of climate change on plants may be from cellular to the molecular level. Subsequently, the existing literature on the plant’s response to different environmental stresses is diverse. In view of the future impacts of climate change, understanding the response of plants becomes critical in developing strategies to cope with the threats to plant growth and development.
This Special Issue will focus in particular on the current research of effects of air pollutants, UV-B, salinity, heat/freeze, drought, and other environmental factors on plants. We encourage the submission of the manuscripts that include plant–environment interaction and particularly welcome those studies that aim to integrate morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular approaches of plant response to climate change.
Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Air Pollution
- Plant–environment interaction
- Environmental stress
- UV-B and plant response
- Abiotic stress and plant response
- Light sensing and mechanism