Special Issue "Impact of Environmental Stresses on Plant-Soil Responses in Arid Lands"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant–Soil Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2023) | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, China
Interests: plant eco-physiology; plant biochemistry; plant nutrition; abiotic stress; nutrients regulation and dynamics; growth and metabolism; ecological stoichiometry; plant stress; climate change
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Instituto de Fisiología Vegetal, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires B1406, Argentina
Interests: abiotic stresses; plant eco-physiology; plant-soil interaction; plant resistant mechanisms
Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, China
Interests: plant ecology; plant physiology; global change biology; nutrient stoichiometry; growth regulation; climate change; water management; crop production
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Drylands have enormous scientific and socioeconomic value. Drylands, of which almost 15% are salt-affected, cover 41% of the Earth's surface and are inhabited by 38% of the world's population. Specifically, arid and semiarid landscapes (herein referred to as arid lands) occupy 25.8% of the Earth's land surface and are home to 18.5% of its population. Arid regions contain unique biological and cultural diversity and have been sustaining the livelihoods of dependent communities for generations. However, global awareness of their great value and the efforts required to protect and manage arid regions remained frustratingly low. Plant species in these regions are essential to reducing soil erosion, controlling desertification and land degradation, and sustaining livelihoods. However, extreme drought, temperature, and other environmental stresses can affect plant growth and metabolism, especially during their initial growth stages, posing severe threats to their survival. This Special Issue will highlight physio-biochemical responses of plant species in arid lands and plant–soil interactions under different environmental stresses, which could help in designing proper management strategies for improving ecosystem functioning and productivity in the face of climate change.

Dr. Akash Tariq
Dr. Corina Graciano
Dr. Fanjiang Zeng
Guest Editors

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