Adaptation of Plants to Changing Environmental Conditions
From the efficiency of the use of water, light and nutrients
Environmental changes (e.g. climate change) have a strong impact on plant production. This comprises the hampering of plant growth by extreme weather events, the occurence of novel diseases and increasing production due to elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide.Work at IBG-2 aims at strengthening plant resistance to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat and excessive light but also biotic impairments.
For this issue, researchers at IBG-2 carry out fundamental analyses on stress physiology and photosynthesis research.