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"BIOLOGY OF PLANTS UNDER MEDITERRANEAN CONDITIONS"

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  Last update:
19/12/2014





News!
Jaume Flexas, one of the most cited scientists in the world!


Dr. Jaume Flexas
http://www.uib.es/noticies/Arxiu/Dos-investigadors-de-la-UIB-entre-els-mes.cid350857

New Publications


1. Book: "Terrestrial Photosynthesis in a Changing Environment" A Molecular, Physiological and Ecological Approach.
Edited by : Jaume Flexas, Francesco Loreto e Hipólito Medrano.

Cambridge, 2012.



 more information:
BOOK LINK
2- Is stomatal conductance optimized over both time and space in plant crowns? A field test in grapevine (Vitis vinifera)
2014

(Plant Cell and Environment)
3-Leaf mesophyll conductance and leaf hydraulic conductance: an introduction to their measurement and coordination.
2014

(Journal of Experimental Botany)

4-Regulation of photosynthesis and stomatal and mesophyll conductance under water stress and recovery in olive trees; correlation with gene expression of carbonic anhydrase and aquaporins.
2014

(Journal of Experimental Botany)
5- Environmentally driven evolution of Rubisco and improved photosynthesis and growth within the C3 genus Limonium (Plumbaginaceae)
2014
(New Phytologist)

Invited Lectures
Recently defensed Doctoral Thesis



"Understanding the regulation of leaf and plant gas exchange under water stress with a process-based model of stomatal conductance" by Dr. Sebastià Martorell Lliteras, december 2014


"Selección clonal e influencia de los factores ambientales y prácticas culturales en la producción y calidad de las variedades de vid Manto Negro, Callet y Prensal Blanc." by Dr.Joan Rosselló Veny
december 2012


 




                           
                     
                      

The biology of plants is largely determined by the environment and thus the natural vegetation as well as the crop plants of the Mediterranean are of particular interest with regard to their adaptation mechanisms/strategies.

Our research group focuses mainly on plant responses to water stress, and associated stresses as, high light , temperature, etc., in order to unravel the underlying mechanisms of the fascinating plasticity in planta and the potential for biotechnology and agronomy applications.

The group was officially formed in 2002, as a result of a call for tenders of our university, but its roots had been well established beforehand by professors and  PhD students and their enthusiasm and will for improvements of knowledge in physiology, biotechnology and agronomy. Hence, our aim is to contribute to a more profound knowledge in this research field with the maximum competitiveness and scientific excellence, and to patent applications for sustained agriculture in the Mediterranean region.


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Director:  hipolito.medrano@uib.es
Secretary: belen.escutia@gmail.com


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