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The impact of climate change on plant physiology in natural and agricultural systems

Savage, Jessica [1].

The impact of climate change on plant physiology in natural and agricultural systems.

Throughout history, plants have demonstrated an amazing resilience to changes in climate and have evolved to occupy a larger variety of habitats. Yet, current rates of climate change are exceeding those experienced in the past and forcing some plants to experience novel environments that are different than those under which they evolved and/or different from those they were bred to occupy. To better understand how our natural and agricultural systems will respond to continued climate change, we need to study the impact of on-going changes on plant physiology and the downstream effects on growth, productivity, and ecology. This colloquium will take an integrative look at how plants function in a changing world. Our speakers will discuss the impact of climate change on plants in forests, deserts, and croplands in a variety of taxa including ferns, angiosperms, and gymnosperms. The colloquium will address the impact of multiple aspects of climate change from drought to warming in the context of artificial selection, local adaptation, phenology, and plant-microbe interactions.

1 - University Of Minnesota - Duluth, Biology, 1035 Kirby Drive, 207 Swenson Science Buildling, Duluth, MN, 55812, United States

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Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Number: C1SUM
Abstract ID:1254
Candidate for Awards:None

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