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)







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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How to Cite

Barnes, P. W., Jansen, M. A. K., Jenkins, G. I., Vandenbussche, F., Brelsford, C. C., Banaś, A. K., Bilger, W., Castagna, A., Festi, D., Gaberščik, A., Germ, M., Golob, A., Llorens, L., Hauser, M.-T., Martinez-Abaigar, J., Morales, L. O., Neugart, S., Pieristè, M., Rai, N., Ryan, L., Santin, M., Seddon, A. W., Stelzner, J., Tavridou, E., Łabuz, J. and Robson, T. M. (2018) “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)”, UV4Plants Bulletin. Helsinki, Finland, 2018(2), pp. 19-32. doi: 10.19232/uv4pb.2018.2.11.