CRC, New York , Florida, 2021
Climate Change and Plants: Biodiversity, Growth and Interactions
Evidence is raised daily of the varying climate and its impression on both plants and animals. Climatic changes influence all agriculture factors, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. Plant activities are intimately associated with climate and concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Climate Change and Plants: Biodiversity, Growth and Interactions examines how plant growth characters influence and is influenced by climate change both in past and present scenarios. This book covers cutting-edge research of key determinants of plant growth in response to atmospheric CO2 enhancement and global warming.
Dr. Shah Fahad is an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD in agronomy from Huazhong Agriculture University, China, in 2015. After doing his postdoctoral research in agronomy at the Huazhong Agriculture University (2015–2017), he accepted the position of assistant professor at the University of Haripur. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers with more than 160 research and 30 review articles on important aspects of climate change, plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance. He has also contributed 20 book chapters to various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell and Elsevier. He has edited six book volumes, including this one, published by CRC Press, Springer and Intech Open. He has won the Young Rice International Scientist Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He has worked on and is presently continuing to work on, a wide range of topics including climate change, greenhouse emission gasses, abiotic stresses tolerance, roles of phytohormones and their interactions in abiotic stress responses, heavy metals, and regulation of nutrient transport processes.
Dr. Osman Sönmez is a professor in the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. He obtained his MS and PhD in agronomy from Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA from 1996–2004. In 2014, he accepted the position of associate professor at the University of Erciyes. Since 2014, he has worked in the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Erciyes University. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers and research and review articles on soil pollution, plant physiology and plant nutrition.
Dr. Shah Saud received his PhD in turf grasses (horticulture) from Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China. He is currently working as a post-doctorate researcher in the Department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University. Dr. Saud has published over 125 research publications in peerreviewed journals. He has edited 3 books and written 25 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress responses and environmental problems in relation to agricultural plants. According to Scopus®, Saud’s publications have received roughly 2,500 citations with an h-index of 24.
Dr. Depeng Wang completed his PhD in 2016 in the field of agronomy and crop physiology from Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China. Presently, he is a professor at the College of Life Science, Linyi University, Linyi, China. He is the principal investigator of Crop Genetic Improvement, Physiology & Ecology Center in Linyi University. His current research focuses on crop ecology, physiology and agronomy, with key characteristics associated with high yielding crop, the effect of temperature on crop grain yield and solar radiation utilization, morphological plasticity to agronomic manipulation in leaf dispersion and orientation, and optimal integrated crop management practices for maximizing crop grain yield. Dr. Wang has published over 36 papers in reputed journals.
Dr. Chao Wu engages in field crop cultivation and physiology, and plant phenomics. He completed his PhD in 2016 from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, and completed his post-PhD in 2019 from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. At present, he is an associate research fellow at the Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, China. He chairs the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province and the Postdoctoral Science Foundation research, and focuses mainly on physiological mechanisms of abiotic-stress tolerance (heat and drought) in crops and medicinal plants. xiii
Dr. Muhammad Adnan is a lecturer in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Swabi (UOS), Pakistan. He completed his PhD (soil fertility and microbiology) from the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences (SES), University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan and the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA. He received his MSc and BSc (Hons.) in soil and environmental sciences from the Department of SES, University of Agriculture.
Dr. Veysel Turan is an assistant professor in the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition,
Bingöl University, Turkey. He obtained his PhD in soil science and plant nutrition from Atatürk
University, Turkey in 2016. After doing his postdoctoral research in the Department of Microbiology,
University of Innsbruck, Austria (2017–2018), he began working at Bingöl University. He has worked,
and is presently working on, a wide range of topics including soil–plant interaction, heavy metal
accumulation, bioremediation of soil by some plants, and soil amendme