The role of chloroplasts in responding to drought stress in plants
Prof M J Terry, Dr P Skipp
4 January 2019
Programme website. http://inspire-dtp.ac.uk. Project Rationale. Food security is a major problem facing the World and one that is going to become more pressing in coming decades due to increased population and new challenges imposed by climate change (1).
Tree mortality and drought: leveraging the power of big data
Dr T Pugh, Dr J P Sadler, Dr T Matthews
21 January 2019
Why do trees die? How do the rates and drivers of tree mortality vary from the tropical rainforest to the boreal? How do these mortality rates affect forest structure? These questions are crucial in order to understand large-scale forest dynamics.
Ecological Function of a Water-sensing Molecular Fossil
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr P C Morris, Dr J Thompson, Dr R Alexander
18 January 2019
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants is a critical attribute and a key objective for plant breeders. The world is experiencing unprecedented increases in average global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to intermittent periods of drought and waterlogging (water stress).