University of Nottingham Physiology History
Nottingham and especially the Sutton Bonington campus (home of the university farm) has certainly made an impact in the plant and crop physiology world, here are some famous examples:Professor John Monteith pioneered the methods and principles of measuring canopy radiation (light) use efficiency (RUE) which is now a cornerstone of crop physiology.
He also co-developed the Penman-Monteith equation to predict evapotranspiration, used by the FAO. Roger Slack, a graduate of Nottingham was the co-discoverer of C4 photosynthesis along with Hal Hatch. C4 is a fascinating photosynthetic adaptation permitting high productivity in warm climates and he subject of much current interest for crop improvement.
Daisy Dobrijevic selected for ASPB Conviron Scholars Program 2018-2019
Georgina Barratt wins one of two Plants People Planet Poster Prizes at the PEPG Workshop in Lisbon (2018)
Tamara Fitters is awarded her PhD September 2018
The next PEPG workshop to be organised by Amanda Rasmussen (UoN, NEPH) and co-organised by Marjorie Lundgren (University of Lancaster).
Vicente, J. , Mendiondo, G. M., Pauwels, J. , Pastor, V. , Izquierdo, Y. , Naumann, C. , Movahedi, M. , Rooney, D. , Gibbs, D. J., Smart, K. , Bachmair, A. , Gray, J. E., Dissmeyer, N. , Castresana, C. , Ray, R. V., Gevaert, K. and Holdsworth, M. J. (2018), Distinct branches of the N‐end rule pathway modulate the plant immune response. New Phytol: DOI:10.1111/nph.15387
Jonathon Ashley Gibbs, Michael P Pound, Andrew P French, Darren M Wells, Erik H. Murchie, Tony P Pridmore Plant Physiology Aug 2018, pp.00664.2018; DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.00664
Fitters, TFJ, Mooney, SJ and Sparkes, DL (2018) Sugar beet root growth under different watering regimes: a minirhizotron study. Environmental Experimental Botany, 155, 79-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.06.023
Wright, AJD, Bussell, JS, Stevens, M, Back, MA and Sparkes, DL (2018) Physiological differences between sugar beet varieties susceptible, tolerant or resistant to the beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii (Schmidt) under uninfested conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 98, 37-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2018.05.005