The Global Plant Council is a coalition of 30 organizations

The African Crop Science Society (ACSS) is a society for investigators, producers, business people and technicians around the world, the ACSS was established in 1993 with the overall goal of promoting crop production and food security in the continent of Africa.

GPC Representative – Kasem Ahmed (k.z.ahmed@minia.edu.eg)

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) is a professional society devoted to the advancement of the plant sciences. It publishes two world-class journals, and organizes conferences and other activities that are key to the advancement of the science.

GPC Observer – Crispin Taylor
Website – https://aspb.org/

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) is a cutting edge research center focused on better understanding the way in which plants interconvert forms of chemical energy in response to environmental change.

GPC Representative – Harvey Millar
Website – http://www.plantenergy.uwa.edu.au/

ASPS

The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) is an incorporated society that promotes Plant Science in Australia. It provides professional contact within our community of tertiary and vocational lecturers and education specialists; primary & secondary school teachers; and researchers in the plant sciences.

GPC Representative – Barry Pogson
Website – https://www.asps.org.au/

The Australian National University (ANU) is a national research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Its main campus in Acton encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national academies and institutes.

GPC Representative – Barry Pogson
Website – http://www.anu.edu.au/

The Argentine Society of Plant Physiology (Spanish: Sociedad Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal; SAFV) represents plant scientists in Argentina.

GPC Representative – Fabricio Cassan
Website – http://fisiologiavegetal.org/

The Botanical Society of China (BSC) serves as the national organization for botany and plant research in China. It aims to promote research and education of all areas of plant science, to encourage academic exchange between disciplines, to enhance the public awareness of plant diversity and its research, as well as to foster communication and co-operation between Chinese and foreign scientists.

GPC Representative – Song Ge
Website – http://www.botany.org.cn

The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists (CSPB) (French: Societé Canadienne de Biologie Végétale; SCBV) provides a forum for plant scientists in Canada to meet and discuss not only the latest scientific developments in the field, but also the political, social and financial issues that we all face as we develop our research and/or teaching careers.

GPC Representative – Owen Rowland
Website – http://www.cspp-scpv.ca/

The Center for Plant Aging Research, based at the Institute for Basic Science in Daegu, South Korea, aims to reveal a detailed picture of the molecular events for understanding plant life history and senescence from the viewpoint of the spatiotemporal dynamics of network modules. As well as providing new insights a fundamental scientific level, work at the Center for Plant Aging Research will contribute to the improvement of plant productivity, with far-reaching impacts on human society.

GPC Representative – Hong Gil Nam
Website – https://aging.ibs.re.kr

The Chilean Society of Plant Biologists (ChilSPB) is a network of scientists including faculty, researchers and students that promotes activities for the advancement of plant science in Chile. The Society organizes an annual conference in Chile that brings together research groups working on plant biology.

GPC Representative – Rodrigo Gutierrez
Website – http://www.biologiavegetal.cl/

The Chinese Society for Plant Biology (ChSPB), established in October 1963, now has 12 special committees under its umbrella, covering all plant biology fields. Currently, its membership boasts more than 4800, ranging from regional plant physiology societies and professional plant physiology groups throughout major cities and autonomous regions of 28 provinces nationwide.

GPC Representative – Yajie Zheng
Website – http://www.cspb.org.cn/

The Crop Science Society of China (CSSC) was established in December 1961 and is currently affiliated to Institute of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). As an academic society established under the approval of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, CSSC is a legally registered, academic, nationwide non-profit organization that is voluntarily formed by scientists and institutions in the field of crop sciences.

GPC Representative – Jianmin Wan
Website – http://www.chinacrops.org/

EPSO is an independent academic organization that represents more than 226 research institutes, departments and universities from 30 countries in Europe and beyond. EPSO’s mission is to improve the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe.

GPC Representative – Karin Metzlaff
Website – http://www.epsoweb.org/

The Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC) is a network that facilitates global coordination of wheat research to adapt to a future with more severe weather extremes, specifically heat and drought.

GPC Representative – Mathew Reynolds
Website – https://www.hedwic.org

The International Crop Science Society (ICSS) fosters communication among crop scientists. It nurtures the International Crop Science Congress held every four years. These Congresses stimulate thinking among scientists as to how advances in crop science, in all their aspects, can assist in meeting the critical diverse global challenges that lie ahead.

GPC Representative – Jianmin Wan
Website – http://www.intlcss.org/

The Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) was founded in 1978. The aims of FESPB are to advance research, education, and the exchange of information amongst plant biologists within Europe and beyond, and to support the publication of the results of research through its six affiliated international journals.

GPC Representative – Christine Foyer
Website – http://www.fespb.org/

The Genetics Society of China (GSC) is an independent, national non-profit organization engaged in genetics teaching and research. The purpose of the Society is to unite and be a point of contact for all members working in the field of genetics, to promote the prosperity and development of genetics, to promote the popularization of genetics and genetics education in Chinese culture, to develop talent, and to enhance and promote the integration of science, technology and economy in China.

GPC Representative – Yongbiao Xue
Website – http://www.gsc.ac.cn/

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and more than 1,000 staff.

GPC Representative – Dr Jacqueline Hughes
Website – http://irri.org/

The Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP) unites plant physiologists from, and working in India, and also published the Indian Journal of Plant Physiology.

GPC Representative – Madan Pal Singh
Website – http://www.ispponline.org/

The Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP) was established in 1959 and enables Japanese researchers working on plant physiology and related subjects in the fields of basic science, agriculture, and pharmacology to communicate with one another.

GPC Representative – Yusuke Saijo
Website – https://jspp.org/en/

The Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) is composed of representatives from each country with major efforts in Arabidopsis research or coalition of countries with smaller programs. It is open to any country interested in participating. Selection of MASC representatives is left to the discretion of each country. The MASC meets once a year in conjunction with the International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR).

Website – http://arabidopsisresearch.org

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP) at Golm, Germany,  investigates metabolic and molecular processes in cells, tissues, organs, and whole plants. The overall goal is to understand how growth and metabolism are regulated and to learn how they respond to environmental factors.

GPC Representative – Mark Stitt
Website – http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/

The New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists (NZSPB) promotes the teaching and research of plant biology in New Zealand, and encourages the exchange of information among those with an interest in plant biology.

GPC Representative – Marian McKenzie
Website – http://plantbiology.science.org.nz/

Plant Canada aims to organize and sponsor regular, effective scientific meetings and workshops under a national umbrella for plant science and related disciplines in Canada; to operate and maintain a strong communication network among member societies and their individual members; and to be a strong and effective force for public education and advocacy in plant and related sciences .

GPC Representative – Deena Errampalli
Website – http://www.plantcanada.ca/

The Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology (Portuguese: Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisiologia Vegetal; SPFV) was founded in 1977 as an affiliate of the Portuguese Biochemical Society (Sociedade Portuguesa de Bioquímica; SPB). It congregates scientists and graduate students within the area of plant biology, in particular, plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

GPC Representative – Margarida Oliveira
GPC Observer – Nelson Saibo
Website – http://www.spfv.pt/

The Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society is an international society based in Scandinavia promoting experimental plant physiology from molecular biology to ecophysiology.

GPC Representative – Rodomiro Ortiz
Website – http://www.spps.se/

The Society for Experimental Biology aims to promote, and increase the influence of, experimental biology within the scientific community and society. It has a large and active Plant Biology section.

GPC Representative – Katherine Denby
GPC Observer – Paul Hutchinson
Website – http://www.sebiology.org/

The Spanish Society of Plant Physiology (Spanish: Sociedad Española de Biología Vegetal; SEFV) is a scientific society that brings together all those professionals who try to answer the question of how plant organisms work together, and how the organs, tissues, cells, organelles, genes, molecules of plant origin, both work isolated and in interaction with their natural environment.

GPC Representative – Carmen Fenoll
Website – http://www.sefv.es/

The Taiwan Society of Plant Biologists (TSPB) is dedicated to promoting and advancing plant biology research and enhancing networks among institutions and researchers in Taiwan.

GPC Representative – Su-Chiung Fang
Website – http://tspb.org.tw/TSPB_en/

UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF)

The UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) is a special interest group of the Royal Society of Biology, which aims to bring together the breadth of the UK plant science sector.

GPC Representative – Bill Davies
Website – http://www.plantsci.org.uk/