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


Julia Bailey
12 May 2016
Julia Bailey-Serres is elected member of the American National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for her excellence in original scientific research.
23 February 2016
Rashmi Sasidharan received a STW grant of 800,000 Euros to identify new possibilities for sustainable management of the aggressive rice weed Cyperus rotundus.
Sjon Hartman
14 December 2015
Sjon Hartman, doctoral candidate in Ecophysiology of Plants at the Faculty of Science, won a Science Battle