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This conference has been sponsored by the

Journal of Experimental Botany

and Plant Physiology Journal

Effects of Climate Change on Plants: Implications for Agriculture
To be held at
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
12-13 November 2008

A conference organised by Nigel Halford, Huw Jones and David Lawlor of Rothamsted Research.

Sponsored by 'Journal of Experimental Botany' and 'Plant Physiology'


If global environmental change occurs to the extent at which it is predicted, there will be major changes in European agriculture which will inevitably affect all sectors of the community.  As well as the direct effects of climate change on the crops growing in Europe, there will be larger economic and political influences brought about by more severe effects on cropping in other parts of the world (as is currently the case of the severe drought in Australia).  Overall, the European agricultural industry may need to re-evaluate crop nutritional requirements carefully and is likely to face new problems from weeds, pests, diseases and environmental stresses.  It is incumbent on the industry to discover techniques that are safer and more environmentally acceptable under these new conditions and on the research to ensure that new strategies are identified to the industry.

The aim of this 2-day conference is to provide a forum through which experts on how global environmental change is likely to affect the many facets of crop production and protection, could meet in open discussion.  It is hoped that this will encourage a useful exchange of ideas and stimulate further relevant research in this area.


Papers from the conference will be reproduced in the Aspects of Applied Biology series, which will be available to delegates at the conference.


Registration fees include admission, coffee, lunch, tea and a copy of Aspects of Applied Biology 88:

AAB Member £160 (Student Members £215, retired option £95)

Non-member £215 (Student non-member £120)
There will be a twenty five pound admin fee on all cancellations
A late booking charge of twenty five pounds will be added after 31 October 2008
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