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Plant Ecophysiology and Adaptation under Climate Change: Mechanisms and Perspectives II

Mechanisms of Adaptation and Stress Amelioration

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman


  • Introduces both the ecophysiology and adaptive mechanisms of plants under climate change

  • Provides up-to-date insights into plant ecophysiology

  • Focuses on plant adaptation to a changing environment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tayyaba Shaheen, Muhammad Junaid Bilal, Usman Ijaz, Nazia Nahid
    Pages 17-37
  3. Dipinte Gupta, Anamika Gupta, Kritika Yadav, Rajiv Ranjan
    Pages 61-87
  4. Vibhuti Chandrakar, Bhumika Yadu, Roseline Xalxo, Meetul Kumar, S. Keshavkant
    Pages 107-135
  5. Maryam Khan, Arooma Jannat, Faiza Munir, Nosheen Fatima, Rabia Amir
    Pages 187-230
  6. Qasim Ali, Sumreena Shahid, Naima Nazar, Abdullah Ijaz Hussain, Shafaqat Ali, Shahzad Ali Shahid Chatha et al.
    Pages 245-355
  7. Mohamed Magdy F. Mansour, Karima Hamid A. Salama
    Pages 357-397
  8. Fahim Nawaz, Sadia Majeed, Muhammad Aqib, Khawaja Shafique Ahmad, Abdul Ghaffar, Muhammad Munir Usmani et al.
    Pages 415-441
  9. Maryam Mozafarian Meimandi, Noémi Kappel
    Pages 477-490
  10. Mohammad Mafakheri, Mojtaba Kordrostami
    Pages 491-529
  11. Bipul Sarkar, Arijit Ghosh, Indraneel Saha, Arnab Kumar De, M. K. Adak
    Pages 531-542
  12. Muhammad Rashid, Shaghef Ejaz, Kausar Hussain Shah
    Pages 543-565

About this book


This book presents the state-of-the-art in plant ecophysiology. With a particular focus on adaptation to a changing environment, it discusses ecophysiology and adaptive mechanisms of plants under climate change. Over the centuries, the incidence of various abiotic stresses such as salinity, drought, extreme temperatures, atmospheric pollution, metal toxicity due to climate change have regularly affected plants and, and some estimates suggest that environmental stresses may reduce the crop yield by up to 70%. This in turn adversely affects the food security. As sessile organisms, plants are frequently exposed to various environmental adversities. As such, both plant physiology and plant ecophysiology begin with the study of responses to the environment. Provides essential insights, this book can be used for courses such as Plant Physiology, Environmental Science, Crop Production and Agricultural Botany.

Volume 2 provides up-to-date information on the impact of climate change on plants, the general consequences and plant responses to various environmental stresses.


Plant Physiology Abiotic Stress Salinity Drought Stress tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Mirza Hasanuzzaman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AgronomySher-e-Bangla Agricultural UniversityDhakaBangladesh

About the editors

Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his PhD in Plant Stress Physiology and Antioxidant Metabolism from the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Japan, as a recipient of a scholarship from the Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO). Later, he completed his postdoctoral research at the Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan, as a recipient of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship. Subsequently, he received the Australian Government’s Endeavour Research Fellowship for postdoctoral research as an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Australia. Mirza Hasanuzzaman has supervised 20 MS students. His current work is focused on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance. Prof. Hasanuzzaman has published over 120 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited 12 books and written 45 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress responses, and environmental problems in relation to agricultural plants. According to Scopus®, Prof. Hasanuzzaman’s publications have received roughly 4800 citations with an h index of 37 (As of April 2020).  He is an editor and reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the “Publons Peer Review Award 2017, 2018 and 2019.” He has been honored by different authorities for his outstanding performance in different fields like research and education and has received the World Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award (2014). He has attended and presented 25 papers at international conferences in many different countries (the USA, the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, Austria, Sweden, Russia, Indonesia, etc.). Prof. Hasanuzzaman is an active member of 40 professional societies and is currently the Acting Research and Publication Secretary of the Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association. He is also a fellow of The Linnean Society of London.

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