Aarhus Universitets segl

Do legumes get heat stroke?

Main subject area: Photosynthesis, plant adaptation, global change, stress, climate, temperature

Short project description

Both in the greenhouse and outside plants might be subjected to short and long term stress by high temperature. How does different species cope with this stress by changing growth habit (phenology) and physiology? The current focus is on legumes (mainly lupines could also be chickpea, soybean and groundnuts) that could be a developing crop in Denmark.

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 to climate using greenhouses or advanced climate chambers.