Research Directions

 

Much of our members' research focuses on understanding the biological and environmental issues now facing society. As scientists, we are asked to find strategies for coping with environmental and social changes and challenges. This includes the development of monitoring systems as well as novel plant systems that are able to adapt to changing conditions.

We wish to promote knowledge that contributes to sustainable solutions in agriculture and resource use. The list below provides a brief (and non-comprehensive) overview of research topics being explored by members of the PSC. 

  • Grassland Sciences
  • Biocommunication & Entomology
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Sustainable Agroecosystems
  • Molecular Plant Breeding
  • Crop Science
  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Ecological Genetics
  • Global Ecosystem Ecology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Evolutionary Mycology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbial Interactions within the Phyllosphere
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Plant Biotechnological
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Plant Vascular Development
  • RNA Biology
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Forest Management and Development
  • Biodiversity and Species Interaction Networks
  • Biology of Species Interactions
  • Environmental History
  • Soil Ecology & Global Change
  • Spatial Ecology & Remote Sensing
  • Ecological and Developmental Genetics
  • Soil Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning
  • Molecular Plant Biology / Phytopathology
  • Plant Developmental Genetics
  • Molecular and Cellular Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • Plant Evolutionary Genomics
  • Agroecology and Plant-Microbiome Interactions
  • Plant Evolutionary Ecology
  • Phylogenetics and biogeography
  • Pollination and mating systems
  • Taxonomy and floristics
  • Functional and comparative morphology
  • Ecology of plant communities
  • Bryology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Remote Sensing of Water Systems
  • Assessment of Water Availability, Quality, and Use
  • Earth System Science
  • Co-evolution of Social-ecological Systems
  • Sustainable land use
  • Ecophysiological processes in plants
  • Plant ecology
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Effects of global change on plants
  • Conservation biology
  • Biodiversity and habitat fragmentation