Aarhus Universitets segl

Cool plants - how do plants react to cool conditions during their development?

Photosynthesis, plant adaptation, global change, stress, climate, cold stress

Short project description

This project is dealing with how different plant species react to lower than normal temperatures as we might see due to global change and the idea to so the aim for the M.Sc. project could be to study effects of shorter or longer periods of lower than normal temperature on growth and physiology of the plants. This can be important to evaluate new crops potential in Denmark due to the sudden spells of cold conditions in the sowing period.

Department and supervisor

Project start

No specific time

Physical location of project and students work

Department of Food Science, Skejby

Extent and type of project

45 or 60 ECTS: Experimental theses in which the student is responsible for collection and analysis of his/her own original data.

Additional information

The Master student is linked to a group of scientists, technical staff and PhDs, thus the student will make the project in an international working team. The experimental work is linked to ongoing research using state of art equipment for physiological analysis of plant reactions.