Welcome to the electronic edition of Plants in Action, a plant physiology textbook published by the Australian Society of Plant Scientists, New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists, and New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science.

The entire text, including over 500 pages and 900 figures are free to be used for teaching and research purposes. Reproduction of this material in another language or for commercial purposes is permitted only with agreement of the authors. For approval, please see the contact page.

This electronic edition was published September 2010, in preparation for a fully revised second edition that will be an edited, peer-reviewed on-line publication.

Information on the acting/translational editorial team can be found here.

Click here to go straight to the title page of Plants in Action, first edition.

This project is sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and The University of Queensland.

Plants in Action explores the principles underlying plant biology in natural and managed communities throughout Australasia. By providing up-to-date and useful perspectives on plant science, this book appeals to upper level undergraduates in tertiary institutes where plant physiology forms part of a degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Sciences. Postgraduate students as well as professional plant scientists will also find much useful source material in this textbook that is richly illustrated with original data.