1st Edition

Developing Climate-Resilient Crops Improving Global Food Security and Safety

    254 Pages 13 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Developing Climate-Resilient Crops: Improving Global Food Security and Safety is timely, as the world is gradually waking up to the fact that a global food crisis of enormous proportions is brewing. Climate change is creating immense problems for agricultural productivity worldwide, resulting in higher food prices. This book elucidates the causative aspects of climate modification related to agriculture, soil, and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process and also how new tools and resources can be used to develop climate-resilient crops.


    • Addresses the limits of the anthropogenic global warming theory advocated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    • Presents the main characters (drought tolerance, heat tolerance, water-use efficiency, disease resistance, nitrogen-use efficiency, nitrogen fixation, and carbon sequestration) necessary for climate-resilient agriculture
    • Delivers both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as baseline information for future research
    • Provides valuable resource for those students engaged in the field of environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy
    • Highlights factors that are threatening future food production

    Bimolecular Invention in Understanding Plant Adaptation to Climate Change

    Nahid Hazrati, Mohammad Hassanzadeh

    Physiological Ecology

    Mohammad Hasanzadeh and Nahid Hazrati

    Biological Control

    Abdel Rahman M. Al- Tawaha, Harpreet Kaur Cheema,Marwa M. El-Deriny, Dina S. S. Ibrahim, Mazen A. Ateyyat, Huma Naz, Abdel Razzaq Al- Tawaha, Ali M.Qaisi, Amanullah, Imran,Abdur Rauf, Shah Khalid , Mohd Abas Shah ,Ekaterina Kozuharova,Devarajan Thangadurai, Jeyabalan Sangeetha,Shah Fahad, Moh'd Ali Wedyan, Sonia Sheoran, Pradeep Sharma, Garima Singroh, Wafa’a A. Al-Taisan, Yousef M Abu-Zaitoon

    Future Perspective of Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Defense System in Plants

    Sibgha Noreen, Muhammad Salim Akhter, Ali Noman, Ume Ummara and Seema Mahmood, Mohamed Hashim

    Influence of Environmental Adversities on Physiological Changes in Plants

    Usman Khalid Chaudhry, Muhammad Daniyal Junaid, Ali Fuat Gökçe

    Climate change and role of genetics and genomics in climate resilient sorghum

    Shakra Jamil, Rahil Shahzad, Shakeel Ahmad, Zulfiqar Ali, Sana Shaheen, Hamna Shahzadee, Noreen Fatima, Iram Sharif, Muqadas Aleem, Razia Sultana, Rida Fatima, Sajid Ur Rahman and Muhammad Zaffar Iqbal

    Plant Chemical Ecology:The focused arena for plant survival and productivity.

    Ansar Hussain, Muhammad Ifnan Khan, Muhammad Arif, Shahid Farooq, Madiha Zainab4 Ali Raza, Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Furqan Ashraf, Muhammad Ijaz, Mona Hussein, Ali Noman, Shahzadi Mahapara, Ali Bakhsh

    Plant-Microbe Interaction Under Climate Change

    Abdel Rahman M. Al- Tawaha, Ezz Al-Dein-Al-Ramamneh , Muhammad Aasim, Canan Sevinc, Abdel Razzaq Al- Tawaha, Yousef M Abu-Zaitoon, Mohammad Alhawatema, Ali M.Qaisi , Amanullah, Imran, Nusrat Jahan, Moh'd Ali Wedyan, Munir Turk, Abdur Rauf, Shah Khalid. , Mohd Abas Shah, Rokayya Sami, Devarajan Thangadurai, Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Wafa’a A. Al-Taisan1, Shah Fahad

    Mapping QTLs for abiotic stress

    Ali Fuat Gökçe, Usman Khalid Chaudhry, Muhammad Daniyal Junaid

    Adapting Climate Change and Variability for Current and Future Production Systems of Maize

    Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, Farhana Gul, Muhammad Mumtaz

    Climate change and plants: biodiversity, growth and interaction

    Dong Qin, Fuchun Xie, Junwei Huo


    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.