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Climate Change and Crop Stress - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128160916

Climate Change and Crop Stress

1st Edition

Molecules to Ecosystems

Editors: Arun K.Shanker Chitra Shanker Anjali Anand Maheswari M.
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160916
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 525
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Climate Change and Crop Stress: Molecules to Ecosystems expounds on the transitional period where science has progressed to ‘post-genomics’ and the gene editing era, putting field performance of crops to the forefront and challenging the production of practical applicability vs. theoretical possibility. Researchers have concentrated efforts on the effects of environmental stress conditions such as drought, heat, salinity, cold, or pathogen infection which can have a devastating impact on plant growth and yield. Designed to deliver information to combat stress both in isolation and through simultaneous crop stresses, this edited compilation provides a comprehensive view on the challenges and impacts of simultaneous stresses.

Key Features

  • Presents a multidisciplinary view of crop stresses, empowering readers to quickly align their individual experience and perspective with the broader context
  • Combines the mechanistic aspects of stresses with the strategic aspects
  • Presents both abiotic and biotic stresses in a single volume


Researchers working on plant and crop stress ranging from Abiotic to Biotic stresses in such National Agricultural Research organizations as the USDA, INRA, ICAR and other organisations. Professors and Researchers, Post Docs and Graduate students working in the broad area of climate change and crop stress, crop production, crop improvement and crop protection. Basic scientists, molecular biologists, plant biotechnologists, physiologists and agronomists, breeders, entomologists, plant pathologists, food policy analysts and crop scientists. Students and academicians in the area of crop and agricultural science.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of climate change and crops stress – single and simultaneous stress in crops, its combinations and mechanisms
    2. Recent trends in the development of abiotic stress tolerance in rice using marker trait and advanced genomic approaches
    3. Molecular Approaches for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Sugarcane
    4. Combined salinity and water logging stress in plants: morphology to genomics
    5. Drought and Heat stress in combination in a Changing Climate
    6. Physiological, anatomical, cellular, transcriptional and genetic study of mutants for drought stress
    7. Chilling and drought stress combinations: an overview of shared and unique responses of plants
    8. High temperature and low moisture combination stress in maize
    9. Systems biology approach in crop stress studies
    10. Gene Pyramiding and stacking for tolerance to simultaneous stresses in rice
    11. Climate change and Biological control
    12. Socio economics and policy and its implications in crop stress research and extension
    13. Geoinformatics and precision agriculture to combat stress under climate change
    14. Conclusions and future perspectives


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About the Editors

Arun K.Shanker

Arun K.Shanker is a Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture in Hyderabad, India. He has been a full-time researcher at ICAR since 1993 and has earned his Advanced degree in Crop Physiology. He was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, London and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 2015. Presently he is working on systems biology approach to the mechanism of abiotic stress tolerance in crops. His main focus now is to unravel the mechanism of drought and heat stress response in plants to tackle climate change related threats in agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Hyderabad, India

Chitra Shanker

Chitra Shanker is serving as a Principal Scientist (Agricultural Entomology) with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Indian Institute for Rice Research in Hyderabad, India. She is working with the ICAR as a full time researcher since 1995 and has since earned her Advanced degree in Agricultural Entomology from TNAU while in service. She has worked earlier on the insect interactions and biodiversity analysis in agroforestry. Her major work has been on invertebrate biodiversity in rice ecosystem and its potential for natural control of pests. She is now involved in the Rice Knowledge Management Portal on developing a farmer friendly app for pest management decision support in rice and her main focus now on biocontrol agents for management of rice pests.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Institute for Rice Research, Hyderabad, India

Anjali Anand

Anjali Anand is serving as a Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. She has been working with the ICAR as a full time researcher since 1995. Her main area of research is Climate change, Seed physiology, and Abiotic stress physiology. Her significant contribution in this area has been on the role of amylases in nocturnal starch breakdown in rice under high night temperature, physiology of temperature induced spikelet fertility in rice, elevated CO2 and its effects on sunflower. Her special contribution is on static magnetism and its effects on seed physiology of various crops. She has over 25 highly cited papers in impact factor journals and is handling several institute and externally funded projects in the broad area of climate change and crop abiotic stress. Anjali Anand has been awarded the prestigious Delhi University PG fellowship, outstanding academic performance during M.Sc., IARI, outstanding presentation of Research contribution in IARI, Fellow of Indian Society for Plant Physiology and best paper awards by Society for Advancement of Human and Nature and Fertilizer Association of India. She has served as the Editor, Indian Journal of Plant Physiology from 2010-2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Maheswari M.

M. Maheswari is presently Principal Scientist (Plant Physiology) and Head, Division of Crop Sciences, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), Hyderabad, India. She has 130 articles including research papers in high impact International journals, book chapters, reviews, bulletins etc. Co-edited one book on Crop Stress Management- Springer. She has been awarded the prestigious Panjabrao Deshmukh Woman Agricultural Scientist Award of ICAR in 2005. Her main area of work is high throughput plant phenotyping, transgenic sorghum for drought tolerance and adaptive mechanisms including compensatory growth responses, recovery patterns in water relations and carbon and nitrogen metabolism in a wide range of rainfed crops such as sorghum, pearl millet, groundnut, sunflower, blackgram, greengram, cowpea and cluster bean.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Crop Sciences, ICAR-Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad, India

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