Changes in global climate and in agricultural policies emphasise the need to develop sustainable environmentally-friendly crop-production systems, and is placing a renewed focus on the response of plants to environmental factors. This requires a greater understanding of plant responses to reduced resource availability and the utilisation of this information for the future development of agronomically-important plants with an increased tolerance to multiple environmental stresses. The knowledge gained is important for the development of novel crops and crop products and provides impetus for both fundamental and applied research in the plant sciences. The School of Biology and Environmental Science contains the largest and most diverse grouping of plant scientists in Ireland and is one of the largest groups internationally.
Researchers within this theme seek to address the following key objectives by focussing on a series of specific questions.
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