Plant Environmental Physiology

Promoting the science and practice of plant environmental physiology.

Contact

Co-secretaries: Katie Field (BES) and Saoirse Tracy  (SEB)
Communications officer: Jen Cunniff
Social media: Facebook and Twitter

Background

The Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) is one of the Special Interest Groups within the British Ecological Society and the Society for Experimental Biology. You can access more information about the group on Society for Experimental Biology website.

Plant environmental physiology represents the study of short-term acclimation and long-term adaptation of plants to changing environmental conditions. Our traditional goal has been to integrate leaf and plant- level responses to biotic and abiotic stress under field and laboratory conditions. Increasingly, our focus has been either to set molecular physiology in an ecological context, or to provide a basis for scaling root and shoot level responses to canopy, ecosystem and region in the context of climate change, whether for crops or natural vegetation.

Aims

  • Advance and promote the science and practice of plant environmental physiology
  • Integrate the plant environmental physiology community and research opportunities within and outside the BES and SEB
  • Support, train and liaise with young plant environmental physiologists

Events and Meetings

Check out the events page for all our upcoming meetings!

Committee members

  • Matt Davey
  • Colin Osborne
  • Howard Griffiths
  • Lucy Rowland
  • Marjorie Lundgren
  • Richard Webster
  • Jen Cuniff