1st Edition

Climate Change and Plants Biodiversity, Growth and Interactions

    226 Pages 20 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    226 Pages 20 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Climate Change and Plants: Biodiversity, Growth and Interactions

    Evidence is raised daily of the varying climate and its impression on both plants and animals. Climatic changes influence all agriculture factors, which can potentially adversely affect their productivity. Plant activities are intimately associated with climate and concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Climate Change and Plants: Biodiversity, Growth and Interactions examines how plant growth characters influence and is influenced by climate change both in past and present scenarios. This book covers cutting-edge research of key determinants of plant growth in response to atmospheric CO2 enhancement and global warming.


    • Discourses numerous areas of sustainable development goals projected by the UN as part of the 2030 agenda
    • Highlights appropriate approaches for maintaining better plant growth under changing climatic conditions
    • Presents diversity of techniques used across plant science
    • Is designed to cater to the needs of researchers, technologists, policymakers and undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sustainable crop production and protection
    • Addresses plant responses to atmospheric CO2 increases

    Agricultural Contribution to Global warming

    Hafiz Muhammad Rashad Javeed, Nadia Iqbal, Mazhar Ali and Nasir Masood

    Climate change and climate smart plants production technology

    Imran, ShahFahad, Amanullah, Shah Khalid, Muhammad Arif, Abdur Rehman Altawaha

    Climate Change and Plant Growth, South Asian Perspective

    Muhammad Daniyal Junaid, Usman Khalid Chaudhry, Ali Fuat Gökçe

    Climate Change and Indoor Agriculture, the Environment for Plants

    Olivet Delası Gleku, Zehranur Gülbahar, Ebrar Karabulut, Sedat Serçe

    Water Availability and Productivity Under Changing Climate

    Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Ishfaq Ahmad, Yasir Niaz, Shanawar Hamid

    Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity of Insect Pests

    Abdel Rahman Mohammd Tawaha, Syed Kamran Ahmad, Huma Naz, Abdelrazzaq Al-Tawaha

    Pheromonal and microbial-symbiotic associated insect behavior

    Abid Ali, Ismail Zeb, Hafsa Zahid

    The Chemistry of Atmosphere

    Nayab Gul

    Ocean as the Driver of the Global Carbon Cycle

    Nayab Gul

    Insect Pest Management in the Era of Climate Change

    Mohd Abas Shah, Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al Tawaha, Kailash Chandra Naga, Sanjeev Sharma

    Insect-Plant Interactions

    Abdel Rahman M. Al- Tawaha, Anamika Sharma, Dhriti Banerjee, Jayita Sengupta

    Human Induced Climate Change

    Qurat ul Ain Farooq, Noor ul Haq, Zeeshan Shaukat

    Plants, Environmental Constraints and Climate Change

    Waqar Islam, Tayeba Sanaullah, Noreen Khalid, Muhammad Aqeel , Sibgha Noreen, Muhammad Kashif Irshad and Ali Noman

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge and medicinal systems from Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan: an ethnoecological perspective

    Muhammad Asad Salim, Hafiz Muhammad Wariss, Muhammad Abbas Qazi, Tika Khan


    Dr Shah Fahad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy, University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He obtained his PhD in Agronomy from Huazhong Agriculture University, China, in 2015. After doing his postdoctoral research in Agronomy at the Huazhong Agriculture University (2015–17), he accepted the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Haripur. He has published over 190 peer-reviewed papers with more than 160 research and 30 review articles, on important aspects of climate change, plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance.  He has also contributed 20 book chapters to various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and Elsevier.  He has edited six book volumes, including this one, published by CRC press, Springer, and Intech Open. He has won Young Rice International Scientist award and distinguish scholar award in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He has worked and is presently continuing on a wide range of topics, including climate change, greenhouse emission gasses, abiotic stresses tolerance, roles of phytohormones and their interactions in abiotic stress responses, heavy metals, regulation of nutrient transport processes.
    Prof. Dr. Osman SÖNMEZ is a Professor in the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. He obtained his MS and PhD in Agronomy from Kansas State University, Manhattan-KS, USA in 1996-2004. In 2014 he accepted the position of Associate Professor at the University of Erciyes. Since 2014, he has worked in Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Erciyes University. He has published over 90 as peer-reviewed papers, research and review articles on soil pollution, plant physiology and plant nutrition.  
    Dr Veysel Turan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Bingöl University, Turkey. He obtained his PhD in Soil Science and Plant nutrition from Atatürk University, Turkey, in 2016. After doing his postdoctoral research in Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck, ,Austria (2017–18), he is working in Bingöl University. He has worked and is presently continuing on a wide range of topics, soil-plant interaction, and heavy metal accumulation, bioremediation of soil by some plant and soil amendment.
    Dr. Muhammad Adnan is a lecturer in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Swabi (UOS), Pakistan. He has completed his PhD (soil fertility and microbiology) from the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences (SES) the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan and Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University, USA.  He has received his MSc and BSc (Hons) in Soil and Environmental Sciences, from Department of SES the University of Agriculture, Peshawar-Pakistan. 

    Dr. Shah Saud received his Ph.D. in Turf grasses (Horticulture) from Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin, China. He is currently working as a Post Doctorate researcher in department of Horticulture, Northeast Agricultural University, and Harbin, China. Dr. Shah Saud has published over 125 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has edited 3 books and written 25 book chapters on important aspects of plant physiology, plant stress responses, and environmental problems in relation to agricultural plants. According to Scopus®, Dr. Shah Saud’s publications have received roughly 2500 citations with an h-index of 24.

    Dr. Chao Wu engages in the field crop cultivation and physiology, and plant phenomics. He has completed his Ph.D during 2013-2016 from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, and completed his post Ph.D during 2017-2019 from Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China. Now, he is associate research fellow in Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, China. He chairs a Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, and two Postdoctoral Science Foundation researches, and focus mainly on physiological mechanisms of abiotic-stress tolerance (heat, drought) in crops and medicinal plants.

    Dr. Depeng Wang has completed Ph.D. in 2016 in the field of Agronomy and Crop Physiology from Huazhong Agriculture University, Wuhan, China. Presently he is serving as a professor in College of Life Science, Linyi University, Linyi, China. He is the principal investigator of Crop Genetic Improvement, Physiology & Ecology Center in Linyi University. His current research focus on crop ecology and physiology, agronomy. Such as the key characteristics associated with high yielding crop, the effect of temperature on crop grain yield and solar radiation utilization, morphological plasticity to agronomic manipulation in leaf dispersion and orientation, optimal integrated crop management practices for maximizing crop grain yield. Dr. Depeng Wang has published over 36 papers in reputed journals.