Plants and climate change: The role of plants in achieving net zero

Time: 14:00 – 15:30 GMT

Nature-based solutions to climate mitigation are a key feature of climate change planning and the roadmap to net zero in many countries. There is therefore an urgent need to gain a better understanding of how plants and their associated microbiomes will respond to elevated global atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the accompanying changes in weather patterns and threats posed by changing patterns of pathogen and pest invasions. This webinar will consider how state of the art technologies are being exploited to understand how the greening of the Earth is changing, our understanding of photosynthetic regulation is increasing and how genotype- environment-phenotype-relationships might be exploited in climate mitigation.

This webinar is a taster for the forthcoming Plant Collection on the Biochemical Journal that invites reviews, opinion and original papers related to plant processes and their plasticity and adaptations to climate change, as well as their associated microbial communities that underpin crop and forest resilience to climatic stress. The Plant Collection will not only focus on our ability to understand and predict impacts arising from climate-driven shifts in plant productivity, plant-soil interactions and plant pathogen/herbivore interactions. Manuscripts reporting the results of laboratory and field experiments with model, wild or crop species, and/or their root-associated microbial communities are welcome.

Invited speakers:

  • Dr Yude Pan, USDA Forest Service (USA)
  • Professor Alexander Ruban, Queen Mary (UK)
  • Professor Wolfram Weckwerth, University of Vienna (Austria)

The webinar will be co-chaired by Guest editors of this Biochemical Journal themed collection, Professor Christine Foyer, Professor of Plant Sciences at the University of Birmingham (UK), and Professor Ilse Kranner, Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).

The session is aimed for established scientists in advanced years of their career.

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Mar 03 2022


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Biochemical Society


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