Sener Akinci

Marmara UniversityTurkey

Dr. Şener Akıncı received his PhD degree in 1997 from Sheffield University, England. Since then he has been studying Stress Physiology at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Marmara University, Turkey, where he is Vice Director of the “ Native Plants and Water Products Applied Research Center”. He has published more than 15 original research articles nationally and internationally, and one book chapter in 2012 issued by In Tech. He is currently working as Associate Professor at the Botany section, Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Marmara University, Turkey.

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The same amount of water has been present on our planet for about 4 billion years, since shortly after the Earth was formed. Since then it has cycled through evaporation, condensation, precipitation and surface runoff multiple times. Water scarcity as an abiotic factor ranging from moderate to severe stress levels, accompanied by loss of moisture in the soil, is extremely hard for most organisms to cope with, particularly terrestrial plants and their food-chain dependents. Because of the potential for increasing temporary, or posssibly permanent, drought conditions in the future, there is intense focus on improving plant resistance to drought and increasing yield performance in water- limited environments through genotype selection in important crops. This book aims to contribute to understanding of how plants and other organisms respond to water stress conditions, and the various survival strategies adopted under differing moisture levels.

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