The Plant Ecology and Physiology cluster of the Institute for Water and Wetland Research studies responses to and consequences of abiotic and biotic stresses in plants. Our work stands out by collaborative research in which physiological and ecological approaches are increasingly integrated. We study responses to abiotic stresses such as flooding, drought, heat, and nutrients, but also herbivores and pathogens. Each of these stresses are relevant for individual plants as well as plant populations under changing environmental conditions. We study natural as well as agricultural systems, including members of the Solanaceae family. An increasing number of studies is carried out as public-private partnerships with industry and other stakeholders.
This time-lapse movie shows the work needed for an insight in how plant-soil interactions may shape a grassland community.
An international team of researchers, including people from Wageningen University & Research, NIOO-KNAW and Radboud University, shows that a species-rich plant community captures more biomass than a low-species community. Hans de Kroon and others write about this in this week's Nature Ecology and Evolution.
An initiative of Prof. Dr Jian Xu of Radboud University and colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Shandong Agricultural University.
The King of the Netherlands has decorated Titti Mariani, head of the dept of Molecular Plant Physiology, with the honour of Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau.
Jian Xu, who is from China, has been appointed professor of Plant Systems Physiology at the Faculty of Science, Mathematics and Computer Science at Radboud University, commencing this position on 1 June 2019.