What is ‘drought resistance’?

What are ‘drought’, ‘drought resistance’, and ‘drought tolerance’?

A lack of clear answers to these questions led to Viviana and I developing a framework for designing ‘drought’ experiments that links the hypothesized mechanism of drought adaptation to the experiment. Read more here:

  • Gilbert, ME., & Medina, V. (2016). Drought Adaptation Mechanisms Should Guide Experimental Design. Trends in Plant Science, 21(8), 639-647. link
If a researcher doesn’t have a clear idea of the physiological mechanism that adapts a plant to drought, then it will be difficult to design an appropriate experiment…