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Plant Stress Signalling Group

Our research centres on the response of plants to climate change-related stresses focusing on the integrated study of plant-environment interactions at the whole-plant, cellular and molecular levels. We are specifically interested in the response of plants to reduced water availability, elevated carbon dioxide levels, high rhizospheric calcium and ozone stress. We aim to address outstanding questions relating to signal specificity and crosstalk between stress signalling pathways. Through these studies we aim to extend the understanding of the cellular/molecular basis of plant stress tolerance in order to reduce the impact of global change on crop performance, food security, and the biodiversity of vulnerable plant communities.

 Contact: Dr Martin McAinsh

 Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK