Special Issue "Plant Responses to Environmental Pollution"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Giedrė Kacienė
Guest Editor
Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, Universiteto st. 10 –609b, LT-46265 Kaunas, Lithuania
Interests: weed crop competition; ozone; heavy metals; plant adaptation; oxidative stress; climate change effects on plants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental pollution has various negative effects on plants. The huge variety of pollutants, the rapidly growing number of new synthesized chemicals, leads to a wide range of plant reactions, manifesting in almost all levels of the organization of life. Airborne, soil, and water pollutants enter plants mostly via leaves, roots, or the whole surface, respectively. They can cause rapid and direct effects, such as oxidative burst, while prolonged exposure to pollutants interferes with plant metabolism (i.e., photosynthetic activity, nutrient uptake, and circulation), which leads to impaired growth, reduced harvest, economic losses, and disturbed ecosystem functions and services.

The aim of this Special Issue “Plant Responses to Environmental Pollution” in Plants is to induce and maintain the discussion within the scientific community of plant ecologists and physiologists about new, relevant, and undiscovered manifestations of pollution effects on plants. The Special Issue will cover a broad scope of topics, including but not limiting to: direct and indirect effects of pollution on plants, the complex interplay between pollutants and their effects on plants, plants’ adaptation strategies and potential to recover, mitigation of pollution effects, use of plants for bioremediation, etc. A wide range of target species are welcome: crops, forage plants, water and wetland plants, herbs, endangered species, etc. Relevant scientific original research papers and reviews can be focused on different organization levels of life, starting from organelles to the whole ecosystem.

Dr. Giedrė Kacienė
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. Plants 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.

Published Papers

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