Crop Adaptation to Climate Change


Crop Adaptation to Climate Change covers the spectrum of both crops and climatic conditions. The first two sections of the book provide the foundation of the text, assessing current climate changes by region and covering crop physiological responses to these changes. The third section contains the bulk of the chapters, each one focusing on a particular crop and the research being done to that crop to improve its genetic adaptation to climate change. Written by an international group of authors, Crop Adaptation ...

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Crop Adaptation to Climate Change covers the spectrum of both crops and climatic conditions. The first two sections of the book provide the foundation of the text, assessing current climate changes by region and covering crop physiological responses to these changes. The third section contains the bulk of the chapters, each one focusing on a particular crop and the research being done to that crop to improve its genetic adaptation to climate change. Written by an international group of authors, Crop Adaptation holds appeal for academics, researchers and professionals in crop science, but also has applications for climate scientists and food scientists.

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Editorial Reviews

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“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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813820163
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

List of Editors.

About the Editors.

Foreword (Daniel Hillel and Cynthia Rosenzweig).

Foreword (M.S. Swaminathan).

Foreword (Martin Parry).

Foreword (Ahmed Djoghlaf).

Foreword (Cary Fowler).

Foreword (David K. Skelly).

Foreword (Walter P. Falcon).



1.1 Climate Change, Population Growth and Crop Production: An Overview (Hermann Lotze-Campen).

1.2 Modelling Regional Effects of Climate Change on Wheat Crop Production in Victoria, Australia (Garry O'Leary, Brendan Christy, Anna Weeks, James Nuttall, Penny Riffkin, Craig Beverly and Glenn Fitzgerald).

2. Agroecology: Implications for Plant Response to Climate Change (Jerry L. Hatfield and John H. Prueger).

3.1 Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in Latin America (Andy Jarvis, Julian Ramirez, Osana Bonilla-Findji, Emmanuel Zapata).

3.2 Changing Climate in North America: Implications for Crops (Jerry L. Hatfield).

3.3 Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Africa (Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Bonny R Ntare, Emmanuel Otoo, and Pius Z. Yanda).

3.4 Regional Impacts: Europe (Hermann Lotze-Campen).

3.5 Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in the Countries of the Former Soviet Union (Andrei Kirilenko and Nikolay Dronin).

3.6 Climate Change Impact in Agriculture: Vulnerability and Adaptation Concerns of Semi Arid Tropics in Asia (Naveen P. Singh, MCS Bantilan and A Ashok Kumar, P. Janila and Abu Wali Raghib Hassan).

3.7 Climate Change Impacts in Japan and Southeast Asia: Implications for Crop Adaptation (S.V.R.K. Prabhakar).

3.8 Regional Impacts: Australia (S.M. Howden and S.J. Crimp).

4. Synthesis of Regional Impacts and Global Agricultural Adjustments (Neil C. Turner and Rolf Meyer).

5.1 Impacts of High-Temperature Stress and Potential Opportunities for Breeding (R.P. Singh, P.V.V. Prasad, A.K. Sharma, K.R. Reddy).

5.2 Whole Plant Response to Drought under Climate Change (Vincent Vadez, Jana Kholova, Sunita Choudhary, Paul Zindy, Médulline Terrier, L. Krishnamurthy, P. Ratna Kumar, Neil C. Turner).

6. Plant Responses to Increased Carbon Dioxide (S. Seneweera and R.M. Norton).

7. Genetics Options for Improving the Productivity of Wheat in Water-Limited and Temperature Stressed Environments (R. M. Trethowan and T. Mahmood).

8. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Pea (Clarice J. Coyne, Rebecca J. McGee, Robert J. Redden, Mike J. Ambrose, Bonnie J. Furman, Carol A. Miles).

9. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Chickpea (M. Imtiaz, R.S. Malhotra, and Shyam. S. Yadav).

10. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Vicia faba (Gérard Duc, Wolfgang Link, Pascal Marget, F.L. Stoddard, Ana MariaTorres, J.I. Cubero).

11. Adaptation of the Potato Crop to Changing Climates (Roland Schafleitner, Julian Ramirez, Andy Jarvis, Daniele Evers, Raymundo Gutierrez and Mariah Scurrah).

12. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: RICE (T. Lafarge, S.Peng, T. Hasegawa,W.P. Quick, S.V.K. Jagadish, R. Wassmann).

13. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: MAIZE (Mark E. Westgate and Jerry L. Hatfield).

14. Sorghum Genetic Enhancement for Climate Change Adaptation (Belum V. S. Reddy, A Ashok Kumar, S. Ramesh1 and P. Sanjana Reddy).

15. Breeding Cowpea for Future Climates (Anthony E. Hall).

16. Genetic Improvement of Common beans and the Challenges of Climate Change (S. Beebe, J. Ramirez, A. Jarvis, I.M. Rao, G. Mosquera, J.M. Bueno, M.W. Blair).

17. Improving Soybean Cultivars for Adaptation to Climate Change and Climate Variability (Boote, K.J.).

18. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Vegetables (de la Peña R.C., Ebert A.W., Gniffke P., Hanson P. & Symonds R.C.).

19. Adaptation of Cassava to Changing Climates (Hernán Ceballos, Julian Ramirez, Anthony C. Bellotti, Andy Jarvis, and E. Alvarez).

20. Changing Climates: Effects on Growing Conditions for Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.) and Possible Responses (Julián Ramírez, Andy Jarvis, Inge Van den Bergh, Charles Staver and David Turner).

21. Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Sugarcane (Geoff Inman-Bamber, Phillip Jackson and Maryse Bourgault).

22. Breeding Oilseed Brassica for Climate Change (P.A. Salisbury and M.J. Barbetti).

23. The Genetic Envelope of Wine Grapevines: Potential for Adaptation to Future Climate Challenges (Leanne B. Webb, Peter R. Clingeleffer and Stephen D. Tyerman).

24. The Potential of Climate Change Adjustment in crops: A Synthesis (Redden R. Shyam, S. Yadav, Surinder Vasal, Boddupalli M. Prasanna, Jerry L. Hatfield).

25. Crop Germplasm Diversity - the Role of Gene Bank Collections in Facilitating Adaptation to Climate Change (Laura K. Snook, M. Ehsan Dulloo, Andy Jarvis, Xavier Scheldeman, Margaret Kneller).

26. Underutilized species and Climate Change - Current Status and Outlook (Padulosi S., V. Heywood, D. Hunter and A. Jarvis).

27. Wild Relative and Transgenic Innovation for Enhancing Crop Adaptation to Warmer and Drier Climate (Gang-Ping Xue and C. Lynne McIntyre).

28. Energy Crops to Combat Climate Change (Abdullah A. Jaradat).

29. Research from the Past to the Future (EC (Ted) Wolfe).


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