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Researchers conduct first-ever study of cultural adaptation to climate change

By | Agriculture, Climate change, News

As climate change intensifies, societal and individual struggles to adapt become more apparent. To explore cultural adaptation, researchers conducted the first study of its kind. Analyzing U.S. crop data over 14 years, they applied the science of cultural evolution. Their findings reveal farmers adapting to climate change in some regions, while in others, crops are increasingly mismatched. This first cultural approach marks a milestone in refining climate adaptation strategies.

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What is a COP?

By | Blog, Policy

COP stands for Conference of the Parties, referring to the 198 parties including the European Union that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, originally adopted in Brazil in 1992.

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Pioneering Plant Science for a Sustainable Future

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The Global Plant Council, member of the global initiative “AIM for Climate“, invites you to join us for an the third webinar of the “Plant Science-Based Solutions for Climate Change” webinar series. This 3rd installment, featuring: Mark Tester (KAUST) and Rob Allen (CSIRO).

Mark Tester’s research delves into the intricate molecular processes that enable plants to thrive in less-than-ideal conditions. He is also a pioneer in the development of genetically modified plants exploring innovative solutions to enhance crop resilience in the face of climate change.

Rob Allen’s work is equally groundbreaking, as he focuses on engineering crop plants to autonomously fix their own nitrogen. This innovative approach could significantly reduce our dependence on synthetic fertilizers, addressing associated environmental concerns related to their production and use.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from these speakers. Register now to secure your spot and be part of the conversation that is driving sustainable solutions to combat climate change.

Speakers: Mark Tester (KAUST) and Rob Allen (CSIRO)
Moderator: Isabel Mendoza (Global Plant Council)

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gM9bumJWR9Gv3JSUuS2miw

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Enhancing Agriculture in a Changing Climate

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The Global Plant Council, member of the global initiative “AIM for Climate“, invites you to join us for an the second webinar of the “Plant Science-Based Solutions for Climate Change” webinar series. This second installment, featuring: Lisa Ainsworth (University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign) and Amanda Cavanagh (University of Essex).

Lisa Ainsworth will delve into the crucial research surrounding the effects of increasing carbon dioxide and ground-level ozone on crop production. Her insights offer valuable perspectives on how to mitigate climate change’s impact on agriculture.

Amanda Cavanagh’s work is equally impactful, focusing on the biochemical limitations of photosynthesis, the regulation of photorespiration and photosynthesis during abiotic stress, natural variations in carbon assimilation, and innovative approaches to enhance photosynthesis and increase crop yield.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge. Register now to secure your spot and be a part of the conversation that can shape a more sustainable future.

Speakers: Lisa Ainsworth (University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign) and Amanda Cavanagh (University of Essex)
Moderators: Liana Acevedo-Siaca (Michigan State University) and Isabel Mendoza (Global Plant Council)

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iOqBo1xCQX-lJMtsGN5Yww

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Unveiling the Power of Plant Science

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The Global Plant Council, member of the global initiative “AIM for Climate“, invites you to join us for an the first webinar of the “Plant Science-Based Solutions for Climate Change” webinar series. This first installment, featuring: Claudia Stange (Universidad de Chile) and Rodrigo Gutierrez (P. Universidad Católica de Chile).

Dr Stange’s research is focused on the genetic improvement of plants to combat the effects of the climate crisis, offering innovative strategies to adapt and thrive in changing environments. Meanwhile, Dr Gutierrez will share his projects in the challenging Atacama Desert, showcasing nature’s resilience and the power of sustainable plant science.

Register now to secure your spot and be part of the conversation that can help shape a greener future.

Speakers: (Universidad de Chile) and Rodrigo Gutierrez (P. Universidad Católica de Chile).
Moderators: Liana Acevedo-Siaca (Michigan State University) and Isabel Mendoza (Global Plant Council)

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FVMKFLWPQTK_hRsR1kfR7A

Image: Agricultural landscape dominated by exotic species of European origin (La Honda Creek Preserve, California, U.S.A.). Credit: Dr Javier Galán Díaz

Can we predict if a plant species will become exotic?

By | News, Plant Science

Plant species become exotic after being accidentally or deliberately transported by humans to a new region outside their native range, where they establish self-perpetuating populations that quickly reproduce and spread. This is a complex process mediated by many factors, such as plant traits and genetics, which challenges the creation of general guidelines to predict or manage plant invasions.

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