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Special Issue "Plant Stress Physiology Modelling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, USA
Interests: plant ecophysiology; stress physiology; plant responses to climate change; multiple stress interactions; plant carbon and water exchange; spatially explicit physiological modelling; plant species intraspecific differences
Multiple environmental factors simultaneously influence plant growth and development. Plant responses to multiple stimuli are seldom uniform throughout the life of a plant. Because a multitude of factors and interactions are closely interwoven and plants are integrated biological entities, plant stress physiological modelling offers a means of understanding and predicting plant dynamic metabolic regulation.
Despite our current understanding of the concomitant responses, there are still open questions and challenges. For example, we lack the ability to adequately predict the impact of fluctuating stress exposure on plant performance. Moreover, we need to understand the environmental impact of discontinuous stress exposure on plant performance over the time frame of a plant’s life cycle. Mathematic biological approaches are needed to examine long‐term abiotic stress constraint in plants. Therefore, in this Special Issue, articles that focus on modeling physiological responses to fluctuating and/or discontinuous plant stress are welcome. Stress response assessments that are integrated over a plant’s life cycle are of special interest to understand the whole‐plant stress response mechanism.
Original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, modeling approaches, and methods that focus on plant stress physiology modelling are welcome, describing dynamic physiological stress response modelling in model plants, crop plants, and tree species.
Prof. Dr. William L. Bauerle
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- climate variability
- dynamic stress
- fluctuating response
- intermittent stress