Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Abiotic Stress

Shah Fahad

University of Haripur

Dr. Fahad is an editor and reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the Publons Peer Review Award 2019, also he has been honored by different authorities for his outstanding performance in different fields like research and education and received the Young Rice Scientist Award in 2014 and Distinguished Ph.D. Scholar of Huazhong Agricultural University in 2015.


Shah Saud

College of Life Sciences, Linyi University

A researcher from Northeast Agricultural University, China who has published over 125 research publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Saud won 5 awards for scientific and technological progress and he is an editor and reviewer for more than 20 peer-reviewed international journals.


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Plant growth and yield are greatly influenced by abiotic stresses. As the global population is increasing and demand for food is expected to increase, there is a need to reduce yield losses due to various abiotic stresses.

This book aims to provide a detailed view of physiological, biochemical, and molecular bases of stress response and stress tolerance as part of crop improvement programs. It will explore innovative methods for breeding new varieties of major crops with resistance to environmental stresses that limit crop production worldwide. Experts will provide you with basic principles and techniques of plant breeding as well as work done in relation to improving resistance in specific important world food crops.

This book will also explore the mechanisms including stress perception, signal transduction and synthesis of stress-related proteins and other molecules. This book will provide extensive knowledge in each chapter, as well as tables and figures that will illustrate the research findings.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 26th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline for full chapters: January 22nd 2022

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Review results due: April 12th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 11th 2022

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About the editor

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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