Plant Stress & Food Security

Western Biology has a broad set of researchers studying aspects of plant tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress, and other topics related to food security. Topics include molecular, biochemical and physiological stress tolerance of plants to climate change, plant-pest interactions, research on plant biosynthetic pathways, and plant-microbe interactions.

Regular or Term Faculty

Plant Stress and Food Security Regular or Term Faculty


Research Interest

Mark Bernards Plant Secondary Metabolism
Hugh Henry Terrestrial plant ecology
Norman Hüner Photosynthetic Adaptation and Phenotypic Plasticity in Extreme Environments
Sheila Macfie Mechanisms of Metal Tolerance
Jeremy McNeil Behavioural and Chemical Ecology of Insects
Vera Tai Microbial Ecology and Bioinformatics
Danielle Way Global change biology, plant physiology and ecology

Adjunct, Emeritus or Cross-Appointed Faculty

Plant Stress and Food Security Adjunct, Emeritus or Cross-Appointed Faculty


Research Interest

Ryan Austin
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Plant transcriptional regulation, bioinformatics, epigenetics
Yuhai Cui
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Plant Molecular Biology; Seed Development
Sangeeta Dhaubhadel
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Gene expression and regulation, plant specialized metabolism, genomics and biotechnology, soybean and dry bean
Abdelali Hannoufa
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Molecular Plant Stress Physiology, Plant Biotechnology, Regulation of Gene Expression, Functional Genomics

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