Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

by Shyam Singh Yadav, Robert Redden, Jerry L. Hatfield, Hermann Lotze-Campen
     
 

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A major task of our time is to ensure adequate food supplies for the world's current population (now nearing 7 billion) in a sustainable way while protecting the vital functions and biological diversity of the global environment. The task of providing for a growing population is likely to be even more difficult in view of actual and potential changes in climatic

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A major task of our time is to ensure adequate food supplies for the world's current population (now nearing 7 billion) in a sustainable way while protecting the vital functions and biological diversity of the global environment. The task of providing for a growing population is likely to be even more difficult in view of actual and potential changes in climatic conditions due to global warming, and as the population continues to grow. Current projections suggest that the world's temperatures will rise 1.8-4.0 by 2100 and population may reach 8 billion by the year 2025 and some 9 billion by mid-century, after which it may stabilize. This book addresses these critical issues by presenting the science needed not only to understand climate change effects on crops but also to adapt current agricultural systems, particularly in regard to genetics, to the changing conditions.

Crop Adaptation to Climate Change covers a spectrum of issues related to both crops and climatic conditions. The first two sections provide a foundation on the factors involved in climate stress, assessing current climate change by region and covering crop physiological responses to these changes. The third and final section contains chapters focused on specific crops and the current research to improve their genetic adaptation to climate change.

Written by an international team of authors, Crop Adaptation to Climate Change is a timely look at the potentially serious consequences of climate change for our global food supply, and is an essential resource for academics, researchers and professionals in the fields of crop science, agronomy, plant physiology and molecular biology; crop consultants and breeders; as well as climate and food scientists.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This work can serve as a teaching guide for graduate students to stimulate research and to understand crop adaptation strategies in a change climate.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813820163
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
632
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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From the Publisher
“This work can serve as a teaching guide for graduate students to stimulate research and to understand crop adaptation strategies in a change climate. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (Choice, 1 September 2012)

Meet the Author

Shyam S. Yadav is International Advisor in Agriculture at Civilian Technical Assistance Program, General Directorate of Programs, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock, Kabul, Afghanistan

Robert Redden is a Curator of genetic resources at the Australian Temperate and Field Crops Collection (ATFCC), Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Jerry L. Hatfield is Laboratory Director and Supervisory Plant Physiologist at the USDA-Agriculture Research Service, United States of America

Hermann Lotze-Campen is a Group Leader in Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany

Anthony Hall is Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology at the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California Riverside, California, United States of America

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