Shah Fahad

University of Haripur

Dr. Shah Fahad is an assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy, University of Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Agronomy from Huazhong Agriculture University, China, in 2015. After completing his postdoctoral research in Agronomy at Huazhong Agriculture University (2015–2017), he accepted the position of assistant professor at the University of Haripur. He has published more than 290 peer-reviewed papers (impact factor = 910.45) with more than 260 research and 30 review articles on important aspects of climate change, plant physiology and breeding, plant nutrition, plant stress responses, and tolerance mechanisms, and exogenous chemical priming-induced abiotic stress tolerance. He has also contributed fifty book chapters to various volumes published by well-renowned publishing houses. He has also edited fifteen book volumes, including this one. Dr. Fahad received the Young Rice International Scientist award and distinguished scholar award in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He won fifteen projects from international and national donor agencies. Dr. Fahad was named among the top 2 percent of scientists in a global list compiled by Stanford University, California. His areas of interest include climate change, greenhouse emission gasses, abiotic stresses tolerance, roles of phytohormones and their interactions in abiotic stress responses, heavy metals, and regulation of nutrient transport processes.

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Environmental insults such as extremes of temperature, extremes of water status, and deteriorating soil conditions pose major threats to agriculture and food security. Employing contemporary tools and techniques from all branches of science, attempts are being made worldwide to understand how plants respond to abiotic stresses with the aim to manipulate plant performance that is better suited to withstand these stresses. This book searches for possible answers to several basic questions related to plant responses towards abiotic stresses. Synthesizing developments in plant stress biology, the book offers strategies that can be used in breeding, including genomic, molecular, physiological, and biotechnological approaches that have the potential to develop resilient plants and improve crop productivity worldwide.

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