Update 3 - Workshop on Applied Math, Genetic Discovery for Climate Change

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Plant phenomics for adaptation of crops to changing climate in dryland systems [Moderator: Fred Stoddard]

Root traits differ between wet- and dry-adapted sets of faba bean accessions selected by FIGS – Hamid Khazaei

Root traits of plants originated from dry environment where they originally co-evolved are more branching when compared to the plants originated from wet environment. An indication of importance of root traits vis a vis climate  change conditions such as drought.

Testing, screening, and improving salt tolerance of durum wheat genetic resources – Ramzi Chaabane

Assessing genetic resources and biodiversity for salinity traits is imperative to cope with changing climate condition as the large proportion of water is saline. 

Barley genetic resources under climate changes: a possible way in field study - A. Jilal, M. Maatougui, and H. Ouabbou

To search genetic resources of barley for climate change related traits such heat traits would require large areas and assessing large number of accessions. It is both time and space consuming. This research means to both address the timing and the space by proposing new ways of planting and assessing such large collections such as beaky collection.  

Wheat improvement for a changing climate: Heat-stress environments – Izzat S.A. Tahir

Framers are facing unprecedented conditions they never had before as a result of climate change: shortening of growing season with changes in the phenology of crops. Need of broadening the genetic base coupled with needed agricultural practices and stronger partnerships among all players.