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What Plants Teach Us About Managing Stress?

Amidst this bustling world we inhabit, plants stand as silent yet powerful teachers, offering invaluable lessons on stress management. Following are the three key insights that plants provide: Know Your Environment: As sessile beings, plants have mastered the art of adapting to and tolerating the…

Plantae Presents: Navigating Conferences for Beginners

Plantae Presents: Navigating Conferences for Beginners Featuring Sjon Hartman and Anna Matuszyńska When: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 1:30 PM CET | 7:30 AM EDT | 4:30 AM PDT | 7:30 PM Beijing About this Webinar Attending conferences is more than just presenting research and having a few drinks.…

2024 Plant Direct Author Features (Second Edition)

Read all about why these Plant Direct First Authors chose to pursue plant sciences and see their manuscripts here. Le Thanh Dien Nguyen Le Thanh Dien Nguyen (he/him) is the First Author of Project ChemicalBlooms: Collaborating with Citizen Scientists to Survey the Chemical Diversity and Phylogenetic…

Plant Physiology Spotlights March 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…

Getting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

Conferences are a key part of academic research and are a great way to stay up to date with new research and trends, connect with likeminded people and experience a new city. But they do represent a significant investment – especially for early career researchers – in funding and in time away from…

Celebrating 2024 Pride Month

Happy Pride Month! We hope you have a proud and happy month celebrating the support and diversity of the LGBTQ+ plant scientist community. Our hope is we all continue to work together to cultivate an inclusive and accepting community for all plant scientists. As part of our goal to foster community,…

Caring for Your Mental Health: A Round-up of Content from Plantae Fellows for Mental Health Awareness Month

When discussing mental health, the conversation is often paired with comments to break the stigma—the negative or discriminatory attitudes associated with mental illness. Yet, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness each year, with 50%…

The Plant Cell Features March 2024 First Authors

Behind the 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 to read their articles.   Xinyong…

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…