Bloom and bust: how do plants know when to stop flowering?
Centre for Plant Sciences
Dr T.A. Bennett
20 December 2018
We know a very large amount about the signals and mechanisms that lead to the initiation of flowering (the ‘floral transition’) in plants.
Fundamental requirements for branching in plants
Dr J Harrison
Applications accepted all year round
Branching is a key determinant of crop yields because it affects the positioning of organs around stems, and hence light interception and productivity.
SCENARIO: Climate change impacts on UK apple production and quality
Prof R Ellis, Prof P Hadley, Dr M Ordidge, Mr T Biddlecombe
25 January 2019
Future food and nutritional security requires sustainable food production systems in future, different climates. Perennial crops such as top fruit (apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc) are more sustainable than annual crops.
Woodland insect responses to climate change
Dr S Hayward, Dr J P Sadler, Dr C Pfrang
21 January 2019
Forest/woodland systems are major source of biodiversity globally and also play a crucial role in carbon capture/mitigating against rising CO2 levels.