Special Issue "Enhancing Fruit Crops Resilience and Productivity to Climate Change"

A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Fruit Production Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jer-Chia Chang
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Guest Editor
Department of Horticulture, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
Interests: physiology and productivity of fruit crops; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; sink-source relations; reproductive biology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An annual cycle of fruit crops mainly includes stages such as vegetative growth, environmental or physiological dormancy, and reproductive growth, each depending on specific environmental factors. Therefore, growth, development, and survival of fruit crops are highly sensitive to climates and, thus, optimal climatic conditions can maximize fruit production.

Climate change and global warming have contributed to the rise of global temperature by around 1.0°C between 1880 and 2019, resulting in increasing the incidence and intensity of extreme weather events in most fruit crop production regions, thereby reducing fruit productivity. Negative impacts of environmental stresses related to water (deficit, drought, and waterlogging), solar radiation (sun burn and photoinhibition), salinity, temperature (heat, chilling, and freezing), wind, and air quality (rising CO2) that affect fruit crop productivity, especially during the initiation and development of flowers, fruit growth, dormancy and acclimations, have been remarkably accelerated during the past two decades.

Systematic research on the resilience of fruit crops and its application by adjusting varieties, shifting production regions, improving orchard management, and industrial developmental strategies to meet the challenges of climate change are undoubtedly important. In recent years, research achievements on grasping the interactions between fruit crops resilience and environmental variables have made great progress. The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish the latest studies or reviews of all aspects of fruit crops resilience as a reference for future research on sustainable development of the fruit crops industry.

Prof. Dr. Jer-Chia Chang
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. Horticulturae 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.


  • climate change
  • fruit crops
  • resilience
  • genetic
  • breeding
  • physiology
  • productivity
  • smart agriculture
  • climatic suitability
  • modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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