Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Plant Interactions
For an Article Collection on
30 April 2023
Prof. Massimo E. Maffei, the journal Editor-in-Chief, along with Dr Raymond Wheeler and Prof. Yoshiaki Kitaya, the collection Guest Advisors, welcome contributors to the 'Plant Astrobiology' Article Collection.
Plant Astrobiology is an emerging field of research studying plant life in space environments. Observing and defining how plants react and adapt to stress conditions in the space environment is crucial to understanding how to cultivate plants in space for human nutrition, life support, and mental/body wellbeing.
This Article Collection will cover but is not limited to the following topics:
- Plant responses to reduced gravity, reduced pressure, and artificial light conditions
- Cultivation of plants in Bioregenerative Life Support Systems in space (BLSS)
- Physiological responses of plants to spaceflight conditions
- Applications of plants in space
- Space greenhouses and production of food and oxygen
- Plant phytochemical production in space environments
- Use of Remote sensing and biosensing technology in the space environment.
The Editors welcome the following article types for this collection:
- Original Research Papers
- Short Communications
- Technical Reports
Dr Raymond Wheeler - Plant Physiologist, NASA, USA
Throughout nearly 30 years of scientific research, Raymond Wheeler has made significant contributions to a field of astrobotany through the space plant research and a deeper understanding of the roles plants contribute toward human life. Dr Wheeler has been working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a plant physiologist at Kennedy Space Center since 1988, where he has worked to make space farming a reality. He’s also an alumni of UW-Madison, where he was a postdoctoral researcher studying bioregenerative life support systems at the Biotron Laboratory.
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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.