Special Issue in Frontiers in Plant Science


Climate change is posing new challenges to the production of tea and the livelihoods of farmers. Our Collaborator Wenyan Han, along with Colin Orians and Selena Ahmed, edited a special research topic for Frontiers in Plant Science entitled, “Responses of Tea Plants to Climate Change: From Molecules to Ecosystems.” Articles in this series take a global view of recent developments in the field. Our team contributed three articles:

  • Scott, E.R., X. Li., J.P. Wei, N. Kfoury, J. Morimoto, M.M. Guo, A. Robbat, A.Ahmed, S.B. Cash, T.S. Griffin, J.R. Stepp, W. Han, and C.M. and Orians. 2020. Changes in tea plant secondary metabolite profiles as a function of leafhopper density and damage. Front. Plant Sci. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00636.
  • Kfoury, N., E.R. Scott, C.M. Orians, S. Ahmed, S.B. Cash, T. Griffin, C. Matyas, J.R. Stepp, W. Han, D. Xue, C. Long, and A. Robbat, Jr. 2019. Plant-Climate Interaction Effects: Changes in the Relative Distribution and Concentration of the Volatile Tea Leaf Metabolome in 2014–2016. Front. Plant Sci. 10:1518. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01518
  • Ahmed S., T.S. Griffin, D. Kraner, M.K. Schaffner, D. Sharma, M. Hazel, A.R. Leitch, C.M. Orians, W. Han, J.R. Stepp, A. Robbat, Jr., C. Matyas, C. Long, D. Xue, R.F. Houser, and S.B. Cash. 2019. Environmental factors variably impact tea secondary metabolites in the context of climate change. Front. Plant Sci. 10:939. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00939