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


13 December 2016
Joint UU-WUR effort for a National Plant Eco-Phenotyping Centre
24 November 2016
Utrecht Biologists discovered that blue light is essential for plant growth when neighbour plants are close. They published the mechanism in Current Biology
rens voesenek eenvandaag
11 July 2016
On 9 July, Prof. Rens Voesenek was interviewed by Dutch television programme EenVandaag on the possibilities of helping potato plants survive extreme rainfall.