Entries by Plantae Community

The Link Between Plant Scientists and Farmers

Introduction: Modern agriculture is faced with a plethora of challenges ranging from weather extremes such as floods, drought and heat waves due to climate change to depletion of arable land due to urbanization and soil erosion. Additionally, pests and diseases exacerbate crop loss, adding to the complexity faced by farmers worldwide. Optimizing crop productivity while […]

Interdisciplinary Plant Sciences: Integrating Plant Science Research in Other Scientific Fields

The concept of ‘interdisciplinarity’ has emerged as a salient term within the scientific discourse, signifying an escalated interest in both the promotion of interdisciplinary methodologies and the evaluation of their efficacy. The scientific community increasingly recognizes interdisciplinary collaboration as a vital enhancement to scientific inquiry and a judicious career maneuver, receiving substantial support from funding […]

How to Write A Grant Application

Writing grant applications could be tricky and time-consuming. Before embarking on developing a grant proposal, it is essential that the overarching aim(s) of the research proposal align closely with the objectives of the funding agencies. For example, some funding agencies offer monetary support only for fundamental research and therefore, the nature of the proposed research […]

Plant Physiology Spotlights February 2024 First Authors

Behind the Plant Physiology manuscripts are researchers, professors, professionals and students dedicated to advancing the field of plant science. You’ve seen our First Authors on Twitter and Facebook— now, read more about why they chose to pursue plant sciences and click on the links below the pictures to read their articles. Nils Rugen Nils Rugen […]

Promoting Inclusivity in Conferences: Embracing Diversity and Equity in Knowledge Exchange

Conferences serve as vital platforms for dissemination of research findings, networking, establishing collaborations, and facilitating professional development across various fields. However, most conferences have failed to prioritize inclusivity due to participation barriers and unequal representation. In the recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of promoting diversity and inclusivity in conferences. […]

Rising Gardens: Scaling Sustainability with Urban Farming Innovations

The concept of “Scaling Sustainability with Urban Farming Innovations” seeks to tackle the issues of food security, environmental sustainability, and urbanization by employing inventive urban farming techniques. The primary objective of this effort is to employ urban places that are currently not being fully exploited or are being neglected for the purpose of cultivating crops, […]