||Effects of UV-B and Global Climate Change on Rice Production: The EPA/IRRI Cooperative Research Plan.
Olszyk, D. M. ;
Ingram, K. T. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;International Rice Research Inst., Los Banos, Laguna (Philippines).
Climatic changes ;
Ultraviolet radiation ;
Rice plants ;
Tropical regions ;
Field tests ;
Plant diseases ;
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The US Environmental Protection Agency and International Rice Research Institute are initiating a cooperative program on the effects of UV-B and global climate change (increased CO2 and temperature) on rice. Rice is the world's most important food crop and responds both to UV-B and climate change. The project will determine: (1) the effects of these stresses on the rice ecosystem, (2) the extent and intensity of those effects for Asia, (3) the importance of the rice ecosystem as a source of biogenic emissions such as methane and the impacts of environmental stress on those emissions, and (4) mitigation/adaptation options available to reduce any effects on rice yields and biogenic emissions.