Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

Crop Adaptation to Climate Change

Editor(s): Shyam S. Yadav, Robert J. Redden, Jerry L. Hatfield, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Anthony E. Hall

Published Online: 18 AUG 2011

Print ISBN: 9780813820163

Online ISBN: 9780470960929

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960929

About this Book

A major task of our time is to ensure adequate food supplies for the world's current population (now nearing 7 billion) in a sustainable way while protecting the vital functions and biological diversity of the global environment. The task of providing for a growing population is likely to be even more difficult in view of actual and potential changes in climatic conditions due to global warming, and as the population continues to grow. Current projections suggest that the world's temperatures will rise 1.8-4.0 by 2100 and population may reach 8 billion by the year 2025 and some 9 billion by mid-century, after which it may stabilize. This book addresses these critical issues by presenting the science needed not only to understand climate change effects on crops but also to adapt current agricultural systems, particularly in regard to genetics, to the changing conditions.

Crop Adaptation to Climate Change covers a spectrum of issues related to both crops and climatic conditions. The first two sections provide a foundation on the factors involved in climate stress, assessing current climate change by region and covering crop physiological responses to these changes. The third and final section contains chapters focused on specific crops and the current research to improve their genetic adaptation to climate change.

Written by an international team of authors, Crop Adaptation to Climate Change is a timely look at the potentially serious consequences of climate change for our global food supply, and is an essential resource for academics, researchers and professionals in the fields of crop science, agronomy, plant physiology and molecular biology; crop consultants and breeders; as well as climate and food scientists.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3.3

      Regional Impacts of Climate Change: Africa (pages 66–77)

      Ranjana Bhattacharjee, Bonny R. Ntare, Emmanuel Otoo and Pius Z. Yanda

    3. Chapter 5.2

      Responses to Increased Moisture Stress and Extremes: Whole Plant Response to Drought under Climate Change (pages 186–197)

      Vincent Vadez, Jana Kholova, Sunita Choudhary, Paul Zindy, Médulline Terrier, Lakshman Krishnamurthy, Pasala Ratna Kumar and Neil C. Turner

    4. Chapter 8

      Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Pea (pages 238–250)

      Clarice J. Coyne, Rebecca J. McGee, Robert J. Redden, Mike J. Ambrose, Bonnie J. Furman and Carol A. Miles

    5. Chapter 10

      Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: faba bean (pages 269–286)

      Gérard Duc, Wolfgang Link, Pascal Marget, Robert J. Redden, Frederick L. Stoddard, Ana Maria Torres and Jose I. Cubero

    6. Chapter 11

      Adaptation of the Potato Crop to Changing Climates (pages 287–297)

      Roland Schafleitner, Julian Ramirez, Andy Jarvis, Daniele Evers, Raymundo Gutierrez and Mariah Scurrah

    7. Chapter 12

      Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Rice (pages 298–313)

      Tanguy Lafarge, Shaobing Peng, Toshihiro Hasegawa, William P. Quick, S. V. Krishna Jagadish and Reiner Wassmann

    8. Chapter 14

      Sorghum Genetic Enhancement for Climate Change Adaptation (pages 326–339)

      Belum V. S. Reddy, A. Ashok Kumar, Sampangiramireddy Ramesh and Pulluru S. Reddy

    9. Chapter 16

      Genetic Improvement of Common Beans and the Challenges of Climate Change (pages 356–369)

      Stephen Beebe, Julian Ramirez, Andy Jarvis, Idupulapati M. Rao, Gloria Mosquera, Juan M. Bueno and Matthew W. Blair

    10. Chapter 18

      Genetic Adjustment to Changing Climates: Vegetables (pages 396–410)

      Robert C. de la Peña, Andreas W. Ebert, Paul A. Gniffke, Peter Hanson and Rachael C. Symonds

    11. Chapter 19

      Adaptation of Cassava to Changing Climates (pages 411–425)

      Hernán Ceballos, Julian Ramirez, Anthony C. Bellotti, Andy Jarvis and Elizabeth Alvarez

    12. Chapter 24

      The Potential of Climate Change Adjustment in Crops: A Synthesis (pages 482–494)

      Robert J. Redden, Shyam S. Yadav, Jerry L. Hatfield, Boddupalli M. Prasanna, Surinder K. Vasal and Tanguy Lafarge

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