Relevant Institutions and Societies  

§  Institutions, societies and work groups that have plant environmental stress on their agenda

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ACPFG – Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics; major involvement in stress research.

Agricultural Plant Stress Research Center -- Chonnam National University, Korea

American Meteorological Society

American Society of Agronomy

American Society of Horticultural Science

American Society of Plant Biologists (formerly Plant Physiologists)

ARC-- Agriculture Research Council, South Africa

ARO – Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

AVRDC – Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center

Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens

Australian Society of Plant Scientists -- promotes Plant Science in Australia

Ben-Gurion University Desert Research -- The Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Israel.

Bulagarian Academy of Science, Department of Plant Stress Molecular Biology

C-CIARN -- The Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network.

Cell Stress Society International

Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology – At Purdue University

CGIAR Home Page – Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.

AfricaRice – (Formerly WARDA)

CIAT - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical

CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research

CIMMYT - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo

CIP – International Potato Center

ICARDA - International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

ICLARM - International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management

ICRAF - International Centre for Research in Agroforestry

ICRISAT - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute

IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

ILRI - International Livestock Research Institute

IRRI - International Rice Research Institute

IWMI - International Water Management Institute

Challenge Programs:

CPWF -- Challenge Program on Water and Food

GCP -- Generation Challenge Program


CDRL -- Cropping Systems Research Laboratory – USDA, Lubbock Texas

CIRAD – Agricultural Research for Development (France) (see also LEPSE & INRA)

CLIMA – Center for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, W. Australia

Crop.Sense.Net – Network for early identification of traits determining yield and yield potential, biotic and abiotic stress, crop quality

CSIRO Division of Plant Industry – Canberra, Australia

CSIRO Division of Land and Water – Canberra, Australia

Desert Botanical Garden -- Phoenix Arizona

Desert Research Institute – At the University of Nevada

Drought Monitor (USA)

EMBRAPA – Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation

Environmental Stress Tolerance Research Group -- University of Cape Town, SA

EPSO – European Plant Science Organization

ESA -- European Society of Agronomy

Estacion Experimental de Aula Dei )CSIC( -- Zaragoza, Spain

EUCARPIA -- The European Association of Plant Breeders

EURoot – “Enhancing resource uptake from roots…”

FAO AQUASTAT – global information system on water and agriculture

FAO/IAEA -- Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory

FAOSTAT – Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations information

FESPP – Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology

GRDC -- Grain Research and Development Corporation, Australia

Halophyte Biotechnology Center -- at the University of Delaware

IACR -- Institute of Arable Crops Research (Rothamsted). UK

IALC – International Arid Lands Consortium

ICBA --  International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Uzbekistan

IFDC - International Fertilizer Development Center

INRA -- Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique, France (see also CIRAD & LEPSE)

Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization – Univ. of Karachi

International Arid Lands Consortium – Based in Arizona

International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – at Dubai, UAR

International Society of Root research

International Union of Soil Science – With links to national societies of soil science

IPGSA -- International Plant Growth Substance Association

ISHS -- International Society for Horticultural Science

ISPR -- International Society of Photosynthetic Research

Israel Society of Plant Sciences

Japanese Society for Root Research

John Innes Center -- In the UK

Korean Chonnam National University Agric. Plant stress Res. Center

Laboratory of Plant Stress Analyses -- The Slovak Academy of Science

LEPSE – Le laboratoire d’Ecophysiologie des Plantes sous Stress Environnementaux, Montpellier France

National Dryland salinity Program (Australia)

National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (India)

Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology (NIAB) -- Faisalabad, Pakistan

NyPa Australia – Commercial Company offering various salt tolerant plants

Pakistan National Agricultural Research Centre

Phytoremediation Research Lab -- University of California, Berkeley

Plant Growth Regulation Society of America

Plant Stress Physiology – at Manchester University UK

PSU Roots Lab – From Penn State Univ.

Queensland Department of Primary Industries Australia -- Plants

Secheresse -- Informations et ressources scientifiques sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Sheffield Center for International Dryland Research -- UK

Society for Experimental Biology -- UK

Soil and Water Conservation Society -- USA

Texas A&M Research and Extension Center –Lubbock, Texas

The Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Center -- Swift Current Canada; a national center for dryland farming.

US Global Change Research Information Office

USDA Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center – Maricopa, Arizona (former cotton and water research labs)

USDA Conservation and Production Research Laboratory -- Bushland, Texas

USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory – at Ames Iowa.

USDA Salinity Laboratory Riverside – California

USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory - Utah

WMO – World meteorological Organization


 Plant stress groups, by institution

Agropolis- UMR LEPSE Ecophysiology Laboratory of Plants under Environmental Stress

Bulgarian Academy of science, Inst. Of Plant Physiology, Plant Stress Molecular Biology

Cyprus University of Technology, Plant Stress Physiology Group

Henan University Plant Stress Lab

ITQB-UNL (Oeras Portugal), Genomics of Plant Stress

Jawaharlal Nehru University Stress Physiology & Molecular Biology Lab

KAUST (Saudi Arabia) Salt Lab (Mark Tester)

LSU AgCenter Plant Stress Lab (USA)

Manchester University (UK) Plant Stress Biology

Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic), Plant Stress Physiology Laboratory

Okayama University (Japan) Plant Stress Group

Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Unit, USDA, Lubbock, Texas

Riken Plant Science Center (Japan) - Laboratories

Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology

Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovenia), Laboratory of Plant Stress Analyses

University of Helsinki (Finland) Plant Stress Group

University of Minnesota Plant Hardiness Laboratory

Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Physiology Group



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