The importance and direction of current and future plant-UV research

break-out session discussions at the UV4Plants Network Meeting in Bled (April 15th -18th , 2018)

  • Paul W Barnes Department of Biological Sciences and Environment Program, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, USA http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5715-3679
  • Marcel A.K. Jansen School of Biological Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2014-5859
  • Gareth I Jenkins Institute for Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1855-4875
  • Filip Vandenbussche Laboratory of Functional Plant Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, KL Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2520-8337
  • Craig C Brelsford Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), University of Helsinki, Finland http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7084-352X
  • Agnieszka Katarzyna Banaś Department of Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387, Krakow, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4029-4184
  • Wolfgang Bilger Botanical Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Olshausenstraße 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7800-4210
  • Antonella Castagna Department of Agriculture - Food and Environment, and Interdepartmental Research Center Nutrafood “Nutraceuticals and Food for Health", University of Pisa, via del Boghetto 80, 56124, Pisa, Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6481-4570
  • Daniela Festi Institute of Botany, University of Innsbruck, Sternwartestraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1250-4815
  • Alenka Gaberščik Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0484-3702
  • Mateja Germ Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4422-1257
  • Aleksandra Golob Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, Ljubljana SI-1000, Slovenia http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9903-112X
  • Laura Llorens Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi, Maria Aurèlia Capmany I Farnes 69, 17003, Girona, Spain http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9190-5144
  • Marie-Theres Hauser Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8938-2460
  • Javier Martinez-Abaigar Faculty of Science and Technology, University of La Rioja, Madre de Dios 53, 26006 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9762-9862
  • Luis O Morales Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), University of Helsinki, Finland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9233-7254
  • Susanne Neugart Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Theodor-Echtermeyer-Weg 1, 14979 Grossbeeren, Germany http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4574-6733
  • Marta Pieristè Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), University of Helsinki, Finland and Normandie Université, UNIROUEN, Ecodiv URA/EA1293, IRSTEA, FR Scale CNRS 3730, Rouen, France http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6515-0833
  • Neha Rai Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS), University of Helsinki, Finland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4972-9332
  • Louise Ryan School of Biological Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5335-2638
  • Marco Santin Department of Agriculture - Food and Environment, University of Pisa, via del Boghetto 80, 56124, Pisa, Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4660-0197
  • Alistair W.R. Seddon Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Thormøhlensgate 53A, 5006, Bergen, Norway, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Allégaten 70, 5007 Bergen http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8266-0947
  • Jana Stelzner Botanical Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Olshausenstraße 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5193-256X
  • Eleni Tavridou Department of Botany and Plant Biology, University of Geneva, Sciences III, 30 Quai E. Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland
  • Justyna Łabuz Department of Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387, Krakow, Poland http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2612-1658
  • T. Matthew Robson Department of Biosciences, Viikki Plant Science Centre, University of Helsinki
Keywords: UV4Plants

Abstract

Background

To stimulate how to move the field of plant-UV research forward, and create a coherent framework to highlight valuable future directions in plant UV research we had a group discussion of the most prescient questions and how to address them.

The following sections are broken-down into those from the molecular, biochemical and physiological discussions followed by those from the ecological and plant production discussions. In each case, first basic research questions are considered and then applications and methodological considerations put forward. Finally, some common ground bringing together the two perspectives is proposed, aimed at solving scaling problems and ways in which the UV4Plants network might be put to good use.

Author Biography

T. Matthew Robson, Department of Biosciences, Viikki Plant Science Centre, University of Helsinki

Research Fellow, Academy of Finland

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Published
2018-12-27
How to Cite
Barnes, Paul, Marcel Jansen, Gareth Jenkins, Filip Vandenbussche, Craig Brelsford, Agnieszka Katarzyna Banaś, Wolfgang Bilger, Antonella Castagna, Daniela Festi, Alenka Gaberščik, Mateja Germ, Aleksandra Golob, Laura Llorens, Marie-Theres Hauser, Javier Martinez-Abaigar, Luis Morales, Susanne Neugart, Marta Pieristè, Neha Rai, Louise Ryan, Marco Santin, Alistair Seddon, Jana Stelzner, Eleni Tavridou, Justyna Łabuz, and T. Matthew Robson. 2018. “The Importance and Direction of Current and Future Plant-UV Research”. UV4Plants Bulletin 2018 (2), 19-32. https://doi.org/10.19232/uv4pb.2018.2.11.
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