Special Issue "Plant Adaptation to Climate Change"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: photosynthesis; plant water relations; climate change; elevated CO2; water stress; high temperature stress; plant adaptation to environment
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The Earth’s climate, and the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, have changed significantly since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, and are projected to continue changing. In addition to changes in temperature and CO2, ozone concentrations, and drought and flooding frequencies have changed or will probably change. Besides having important direct effects on plants, these changes may affect adaptive responses of plants, both crop and non-crop, to the altered environment. Many innovative exposure systems have now been developed to quantify plant responses to global change conditions. This Special Issue aims to assess current understanding of what heritable attributes of plants have already changed or likely will change as plants adapt or are adapted by breeding programs to these environmental changes.
Dr. James A. Bunce
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- Climate change
- Global warming
- CO2 concentration
- Heat stress
- Water stress
- Crop physiology
- Crop breeding