Environmental Plant Physiology: Botanical Strategies for a Climate Smart Planet, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Environmental Plant Physiology

Botanical Strategies for a Climate Smart Planet, 1st Edition

By Vir Singh

CRC Press

248 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 57 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367030421
pub: 2020-02-13
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Environmental Plant Physiology provides a stupendous knowledge source for undergraduate and graduate students and their teachers in many inter-related disciplines, like life sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, ecology, and climatology. Further, this book can also be of vital importance for policy makers and organizations dealing with climate related issues and committed to the cause of the Earth. This book can be instrumental in formulating strategies that can lead us to a climate smart planet.


  • Ecological basis of environmental plant physiology.
  • Energy, nutrient, water, temperature, allelochemical and altitude relations of plants.
  • Stress physiology of plants.
  • Climate change effects on plant physiology.
  • Plants’ adaptations to the changing climate.
  • Evolving botanical strategies for a climate smart planet.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgement. Environment and ecosystems: physiological basis of ecology. Energy relations. Nutrient relations. Water relations. Temperature relations. Allelochemical relations. High altitude physiology. Stress physiology. Physiological effects of climate change.

About the Author

Dr. Vir Singh is Professor of Environmental Science at GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology. He has more than three decades' experience of teaching and research in forest ecology, environmental science, agroecology, animal sciences, environmental physiology, and natural resources management. Holding triple Masters (M.Sc. Botany, M.Sc. Ag. Animal Nutrition, and M.A. Sociology) and dual Ph.D. degrees (Botany with specialization in Ecology, and Animal Sciences), he has been educated and trained in many universities and institutes: Meerut University (now Chaudhary Charan Singh University), GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, HNB Garhwal University, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), MP Bhoj (O) University, and Galilee College in Israel (now GIMI, Israel). He has been a Research Fellow at International Centre for Integrated Mountain development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu and participated in courses in Geoinformatics at Friedrich Schiller University (FSU) based in Jena, Germany. He has worked on many projects in collaboration with international institutes including ICIMOD, ILRI and the INNO-ASIA project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry BMBF. He has conducted several national and international conferences, symposia and workshops. He has published several books, including recently in limelight, Fertilizing the Universe, and more than 200 research articles and book chapters. Prof. Vir Singh is also a Climate Reality Leader committed to creating awareness about the on-going climate change and its long-term implications on every walk of life and is also formulating programmes and projects for climate change mitigation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General