Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change

A section of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

Section Information

The “Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change” Section of the journal Plants deals with all aspects of plant (and/or other photoautotrophs, including lichens, algae and cyanobacteria) response to abiotic stress and climate change, as regards molecular, biochemical, physiological, morphological, (ultra)structural, cellular, histo-anatomical, morphogenetic, organismic, community and ecological aspects. Both basic and applied research manuscripts are very welcome, as long as they are strictly related to the Section topics and based on clear mechanistic hypotheses. In addition, high-level review papers which are relevant to the Section will also be taken into consideration, provided they contain commented/critical aspects of interest and not just mere summaries of the previous literature. Last but not least, Special Issue proposals by distinguished scientists are very welcome, given formal and substantial coherence with the Section aims.

All submitted manuscripts will be subject to a thorough peer-reviewing process.

In particular (but not exclusively), this Section welcomes high-level manuscripts related to interactions between plants (and/or the above-mentioned photoautotrophs) and:

  • Elevated temperature and/or low temperature (chilling and freezing);
  • Salinity stress;
  • Excess (flooding) and/or lack of water (drought);
  • Hypoxia and/or anoxia;
  • Excess and/or lack of light, with the impact on photosynthesis and other primary processes;
  • Mineral nutrient excess and/or shortage;
  • Oxidative stress;
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx) stress, including N2O as a greenhouse gas;
  • Tropospheric ozone and/or photochemical smog;
  • Acid rain or marine aerosols;
  • Elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO2;
  • Heavy metals and/or metalloids;
  • Liquid or solid particulate matter, including nanoparticles;
  • Microplastics;
  • Organic pollutants, with particular reference to dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), furans, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH);
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC);
  • Biomonitoring and/or bioaccumulation;
  • Bioremediation and/or phytoremediation;
  • Global change.



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