Special Issue "Environmental Pollution & Climate Change: Responses of Plant Organisms to Harsh Environments"

A special issue of Stresses (ISSN 2673-7140). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant and Photoautotrophic Stresses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
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Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan, Italy
Interests: environmental pollution; agrochemicals; mycotoxins; biomonitoring
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Prof. Dr. Georgios Liakopoulos
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Agricultural University of Athens, Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Morphology, Iera Odos 75, Athens, 118 55, Greece
Interests: Photosynthesis under stress; photoprotection and plant tissue optics; and the role of secondary metabolites; boron physiology
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Dr. Eleni Tani
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Laboratory of Plant Breeding and Biometry, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: epigenetics and abiotic/biotic stresses; plant breeding under abiotic and biotic stresses; breeding for weed management; relationships between wild relatives and cultivated species
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In their environment, plants have to cope with a plethora of adverse and stressful conditions due to extreme meteorological events, temperature fluctuations, drought, flooding, UV and high solar radiation, organic and inorganic pollutants, etc. Anthropogenic inputs are largely responsible for climate change. Over the past century, human activities have released huge amounts of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels into the environment, thus affecting plant health and distribution. As sessile organisms, plants are not able to escape from a changing milieu, and they have therefore evolved an array of strategies to defend themselves from a wide range of stressors. In other words, the evolutionary success of plants has depended on their genotypic/phenotypic plasticity, resilience, and metabolic diversity.

In this very wide context, we invite investigators to submit both original research and review articles that explore all these aspects, in open and/or confined environments.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Global change biology
  • Air and soil pollution
  • Tropospheric ozone
  • Xenobiotics
  • Heavy metals
  • Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs)
  • Secondary metabolism and metabolites
  • Chemical ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Loss of biodiversity

Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
Prof. Dr. Georgios Liakopoulos
Dr. Eleni Tani
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Stresses is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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