DDD Conference

Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

Convener: Tamir Klein, Weizmann Institute of Science

Plants are sessile organisms, and as such, must cope with the changing climate in order to survive. That said, the ongoing changes are faster than any time before, challenging plant capacity to adapt. Plants growing in extreme environments are hence of great interest when looking for unique adaptations. The desert is a major extreme environment, which is home to a surprisingly large array of plant species. These species endure desiccation, high light, and high temperature, the latter being of highest interest to global climate change. In this session we invite contributions on desert plant adaptation mechanisms, their significance and utility, in all aspects of plant sciences, from molecular pathways to community ecology.

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Dr. Ofir Katz

    Functional Biogeography of Spinescence in the Flora of Israel

    Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Dr. Tamar Azoulay-Shemer

    Physiological Characterization of the Wild Almond P. Arabica Stem Photosynthetic Capability

    Volcani Institute, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Ms. Daphna Uni

    I’m a Survivor – Acacia trees ability to cope with extremely hot and dry environment

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

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    Desert Plant Ecology: Lessons for a Warming Planet

    Prof. Anna Sala

    The Mechanistic Link between Stored Non-Structural Carbohydrates and Plant Water Relations

    University of Montana, USA

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