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.

Contact

Prof. Rens Voesenek
P: +31 30 253 6849
E: L.A.C.J.Voesenek@uu.nl

News

19 September 2019
Crops still have the genes required to survive flooding, but they seem to have lost the ability to activate these genes, like rice does.
De plant verandert op basis van de 'omgevingsfactoren'
2 May 2019
Rashmi Sasidharan is one of the researchers involved on behalf of Utrecht University with Expeditie NEXT on 2 May.
2 May 2019
Plants that stand close together, like in agriculture, tend to quickly grow to great heights, causing weak stems. A little bit of salt attenuates that response.

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