Climate Change Challenges, Plant Science Solutions

Nancy Eckardt, Elizabeth Ainsworth, Rajeev Bahuguna, Martin Broadley, Wolfgang Busch, Nicholas Carpita, Gabriel Castrillo, Joanne Chory, Lee DeHaan, Carlos Duarte, Amelia Henry, S. V. Jagadish, Jane Langdale, Andrew Leakey, James Liao, Kuan-Jen Lu, Maureen McCann, John McKay, Damaris Odeny, Eder OlivieiraJ. Platten, Ismail Rabbi, Ellen Rim, Pamela Ronald, David Salt, Alexandra Shigenaga, Ertao Wang, Marnin Wolfe, Xiaowei Zhang

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Climate change is a defining challenge of the 21st century, and this decade is a critical time for action to mitigate the worst effects on human populations and ecosystems. Plant science can play an important role in developing crops with enhanced resilience to harsh conditions (e.g. heat, drought, salt stress, flooding, disease outbreaks) and engineering efficient carbon-capturing and carbon-sequestering plants. Here, we present examples of research being conducted in these areas and discuss challenges and open questions as a call to action for the plant science community.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)24-66
Number of pages43
JournalPlant Cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023

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© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of American Society of Plant Biologists.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-2700-84545


  • carbon capture
  • carbon sequestration
  • climate change
  • plant science
  • resilience


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