Section Editors

Section Board for 'Biotic and Abiotic Stress' (21)

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Dr. Alessandra Francini
Section Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33, I-56127 Pisa, Italy
Interests: antioxidant; chlorophyll fluorescence; fruit quality; tree; heavy metals; phytoremediation; xenobiotic
Dr. Ángel Emilio Martínez de Alba
Spanish-Portuguese Institute for Agricultural Research(CIALE), Department of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Salamanca, 37185 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: PTGS; trichoderma; plant biology; RNA silencing; epigenetics; viroid; phytopathology; non-coding small RNAs; RNA biology
Dr. Thomas E. Marler
Western Pacific Tropical Research Center, University of Guam, UOG Station, Mangilao, GU 96923, USA
Interests: ecophysiology; tropical species; plant conservation
Dr. Nadia Bertin
Plantes et Systèmes de Culture Horticoles, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE), 84914 Avignon, France
Interests: fruit quality; fruit health value; water deficit; genotype by environment interaction; fruit growth; cell division; process-based models
Prof. Dr. Sumei Chen
College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: ornamental plants; biotic and abiotic stress (salinity, aphids); flowering; senescence
Dr. Irene Donati
Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL) Alma Mater Studiorum -University of Bologna Viale G. Fanin 46, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Plant protection; Plant phisiology; Plant ecology; Plant mibrobe interaction; Post-harvest; Fruit quality
Prof. Dr. Hao Feng
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College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: horticultural plant disease; molecular biology; biotic stress; genetics; functional genomic; post-transcriptional regulation; small RNA; plant-microbe interactions
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Prof. Dr. Haijun Gong
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College of Horticulture, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: physiological and molecular basis of plants’ adaptation to abiotic stresses; plant nutrition uptake and transport
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Prof. Dr. Matthew D. Kleinhenz
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, OH 44691, USA
Interests: Crop Physiology; Abiotic Stress; Crop Quality; Integrated Production Systems; Semi-protected Systems; Grafting; Microbe-containing Crop Biostimulants
Prof. Dr. Jin Kong
College of Horticulture, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: transcriptional regulation of the response to biotic and abiotic stress in apple; the regulation of melatonin metabolism under biotic and abiotic stress
Dr. Simone Landi
Department of Biology, University of Naples, Federico II, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Interests: crops; landraces; glucose metabolism; NGS; abiotic stress
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Dr. David Lecourieux
Ecophysiology and Grape Functional Genomics (EGFV), Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV), 210 chemin de Leysotte, 33883 Villenave d'Ornon, France
Interests: grapevine in a changing environment; biotic and abiotic stresses; plant signalling; functional genomic; new breeding technologies
Dr. Ji-Hong Liu
Institute of Citrus Science, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: stress physiology and molecular biology in citrus
Prof. Dr. María del Carmen Martínez Ballesta
Agronomic Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48. 30203 Cartagena (Murcia), Spain
Interests: water relations; aquaporins; secondary metabolism (glucosinolates); membrane proteins and nutritions in plants; crop production under different salinity stress
Prof. Dr. Othmane Merah
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1. Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, LCA, Université de Toulouse, INRA, F 31030 Toulouse, France
2. Département génie Biologique, IUT A, Université Paul Sabatier, 31077 Toulouse, France
Interests: plant physiology; plant breeding; abiotic stress; bioactive accumulation; essential oils; biofertilizers; cereals; oilseed crop; legumes; vegetables
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Dr. Carlos Miranda
Department of Agronomy, Biotechnology and Food Science, Universidad Pública de Navarra, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: modeling; plant physiology; statistical analysis; genetic diversity; food chemistry; irrigation; plant biology; predictive modeling; plant breeding
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Dr. Kazumi Nakabayashi
Department of Plant Biochemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX, UK
Interests: seed dormancy and germination; ABA signaling
Dr. Lijun Wang
Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanxincun 20, Xiangshan, Beijing 100093, China
Interests: abiotic stress tolerance; resveratrol
Prof. Dr. Xiaohu Zhao
College of Resources & Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
Interests: plant nutrition and fruit quality; trace elements and plant health; agricultural eco-environmental security; plant–microbe interactions; biotic and abiotic stress
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Prof. Dr. Zhujun Zhu

College of Horticulture Science, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou 311300, China
Interests: glucosinolates in Brassica vegetables; stress physiology in vegetable crops; plant nutrition in vegetable crops
Prof. Dr. Jana Zinkernagel
Department of Vegetable Crops, Hochschule Geisenheim University, Von-Lade-Str. 1, D-65366 Geisenheim, Germany
Interests: plant water relations; irrigation research; plant-based sensor systems; climate impact research
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