Plant Ecophysiology

The Plant Ecophysiology Group studies the complex interactions between plants and their environment. We focus on physiological and molecular mechanisms that enable plants to cope with flooding stress and/or dense, competitive environments. These stress conditions induce changes in plant growth and metabolism, helping plants to adapt to high water levels or to outcompete neighbors in dense vegetations.


Prof. Rens Voesenek
P: +31 30 253 6849


2 November 2018
We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to investigate molecular mechanisms regulating abiotic stress recovery in Arabidopsis thaliana.
3 October 2018
Water authorities in the Netherlands consider the water plant Azolla to be a difficult weed, while scientists in the plant see a powerhouse.
Cover van Nature Plants met de eerste twee varens waarvan het genoom is bepaald
28 June 2018
Scientists have recently sequenced the first full fern genomes, including the fast-growing fern Azolla filiculoides.