Editing, authorship and acknowledgements

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This project was coordinated by Paul Kriedemann on behalf of editors and contributors, and endorsed by the Australian Society of Plant Physiologists. Once manuscript submission was underway, Brian Atwell edited Chapters 3, 4, 5, 18, 19 and 20; Paul Kriedemann edited Chapters 1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17; Colin Turnbull edited Chapters 7, S, 9 and 10, and took joint responsibility for 11. Rod Bieleski sourced material for Chapters 11 and 14, while Derek Eamus helped source and collate contributions for Chapters 1, 2, 12, 13, 14 and 15 as well as generating a considerable body of complementary material on biometrics and global climate change for Part IV.
Authorship of original contributions was as follows:
D.G. Abrecht, Agriculture Western Australia, Merredin (15.3.3)
P. Adam, University of New South Wales (Case study 17.1)
D.A. Adamson, Macquarie University (Part I — A southern hemisphere view of nature)
J.E. Anderson, Idaho State University, Pocatello (Case study 15.3)
O.K. Atkin, Australian National University (6.5)
C.A. Atkins, University of Western Australia (2.3)
B.J. Atwell, Macquarie University (3.2, 3.3, 3.6, 4.3, 7.1, Case Study 18.2,19.2,19.4)
M.C. Ball, Australian National University (Case study 14.1)
C.L. Beadle, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Hobart (12.4)
J. Beardall, Monash University (2.1.7)
R.L. Bieleski, Mt Albert Research Centre (HortResearch),
Auckland (Case study 4.1, Chapter 11 introduction, 11.3, 11.4,11.5,11.6,11.8)
D. Bittisnich, Australian National University (12.2)
P. Blamey, University of Queensland (16.5)
M.A. Borowitzka, Murdoch University (Case study 17.2)
P.F. Brownell, James Cook University; Townsville (Feature essay 16.2)
B.R. Byrne, Flinders University of South Australia (Case study 15.4)
J.W G. Cairney, University of Western Sydney (Nepean) (3.4)
M.J. Canny, Carleton University, Canada (5.2)
D.]. Chittleborougb, University of Adelaide (Waite Campus) (16.1)
W.S. Chow Australian National University (1.2)
T.D. Colmer, University of Western Australia (17.1.3, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4)
J.P Conroy, University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury) (13.3)
C. Critchley University of Queensland (1.2)
R.N. Cromer, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra (Case study 16.2)
N.J. Davidson, University of Tasmania (Case study 15.4)
D.A. Day, Australian National University (2.4)
W.C. Dennison, Queensland University (18.2, Case study 18.3)
M. Denton, University of Adelaide (Case study 18.2)
W.J.S Downton, CSIRO Plant Industry, Adelaide (13.4)
J. Dunlop, Agresearch, Palmerston North (4.2)
D. Eamus, Northern Territory University (2.2, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.5, 15.1)
L.M. Egerton-Warburton, University of Western Australia (16.5.3)
J.R. Evans, Australian National University (1.1, 1.2)
L.T. Evans, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra (Part I — Crop adaptation in Australasia)
G.D. Farquhar, Australian National University (Case study 1.1)
I.B. Ferguson, Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd, Mt Albert Research Centre, Auckland (11.1,11.2,11.3)
R.J. French, Agriculture Western Australia, Merredin (15.3.3)
S. Fukai, University of Queensland (12.3)
R.T. Furbank, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra (2.1)
D.F Gaff, Monash University (Feature essay 15.1)
G.G. Ganf, University of Adelaide (Case study 18.2)
D.J. Gibbs, University of Western Australia (18.1) J
R.M. Gifford, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (13.1.1, 13.2)
A.M. Gill, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (19.1)
R.M. Gleadow, University of Melbourne (Case study 13.1)
G.F. Gocal, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (8.3)
I. Goodwin, Agriculture Victoria, Tatura (15.3.4)
J.R. Gorst, ForBio Research Pty Ltd, Brisbane (10.2)
K. Gould, University of Auckland (11.1, 11.2, 11.3)
B.J. Griffin, University of Western Australia (16.5.3)
R.H. Groves, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (19.2)
B.E.S. Gunning, Australian National University (Case study 4.2)
J.D. Hamill, Monash University (10.3.3, 10.3.4, 10.4)
M.D. Hatch, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (Feature essay 2.1)
A.B. Hearn, CSIRO Plant Industry Narrabri (Part I — Plant science applied: a case study on cotton)
S.E. Hetherington, University of Queensland (14.4)
E. Hewett, Massey University, Palmerston North (14.6)
B.J. Howlett, University of Melbourne (Case Study 10.1)
B. Jones, University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury) (13.3)
R.W King, CSIRO Plant Industry Canberra (8.3)
R.B. Knox, University of Melbourne (Feature Essay 7.1)
P.E. Kriedemann, Australian National University (Part I — Synopsis, 1.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, Case study 12.1, Case study 13.2, 14.5, Case study 15.3, Case study 15.4,16.6,17.1.1, 17.4)
B.B. Lamont, Curtin University of Technology (Case study 15.2)
R.J. Lawn, James Cook University, Townsville (Case study 18.1)
J. Lloyd, Australian National University (13.1.2)
J.F. Loneragan, Murdoch University (retired) (Feature essay 16.1, 16.3)
B.R. Loveys, CSIRO Plant Industry Adelaide (9.2.2)
AJ. McComb, University of Western Australia (18.2, Case study 18.3)
D.J. McCurdy, University of Newcastle (10.1.2)
W.B. McGlasson, University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury) (Feature essay 11.1) .
R.E. McMurtrie, University of New South Wales (Case study 12.2)
E.A. MacRae, Horticulture and Food Research Institute of
New Zealand Ltd, Mt Albert Research Centre, Auckland (11.4,11.5,11.6,11.7,11.8)
D.J. Mares, University of Sydney (Narrabri Laboratory) (Case Study 8.1)
W.S. Meyer, CSIRO Water Resources, Griffith (15.3.2)
J.A. Milburn, University of New England (5.1) l
P.D. Mitchell, Agriculture Victoria, Tatura (15.3.4)
R.E. Munns, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra (17.1.3, 17.2, 17.3, 17.4)
C.E. Offler, University of Newcastle (5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.1)
C.B. Osmond, Australian National University (Feature essay 12.1)
R.L. Overall, University of Sydney (Feature Essay 10.1)
J.H. Palmer, University of New South Wales (8.2)
J.W. Palmer, Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New
Zealand Ltd, Riwaka Research Centre, Motueka (12.5)
J.B. Passioura, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra (Part I —A
plant science manifesto, 3.1, 3.2)
J.S. Pate, University of Western Australia (Case study 5.1, 16.4, 19.3)
J.W. Patrick, University of Newcastle (5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6)
J.G. Paull, University of Adelaide (Waite Campus) (Case study 16.1) 
J.A. Plummer, University of Western Australia (8.1)
S.B. Powles, University of Adelaide (20.1, 20.2)
C. Preston, University of Adelaide (20.1, 20.2)
P. Rengasamv University of Adelaide (Waite Campus) (17.1.2)
Z. Rengel, University of Western Australia (16.2)
R.N. Robertson, Australian National University (retired) (Case study 2.1)
S.A. Robinson, University of Wollongong (12.1)
M. Roper, CSIRO Western Australia Laboratories, Perth (Case study 15.1)
R.J. Rose, University of Newcastle (10.1.1, 10.3.1, 10.3.2)
P.J. Sands, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Hobart (6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4)
M. Sedgley, University of Adelaide (7.2)
W.B. Silvester, University of Waikato (Feature essay 3.1)
R. Sinclair, University of Adelaide (15.4.3)
R.O. Slatyer, Australian National University (Part I — Preamble)
F.A. Smith, University of Adelaide (16.4.1)
A. Speclit, Southern Cross University, Lismore (15.4)
R. Storey, CSIRO Plant Industry, Merbein (17.2.2)
W.A.T. Thompson, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products, Canberra (Case study 12.1)
C.J. Thomson, University of Western Australia (18.1)
I.C. Tommerup, CSIRO Western Australia Laboratories, Perth (Ch 16 introduction)
C.G.N. Turnbull, University of Queensland (8.4, Chapter 9)
M.Turnbull, University of Canterbury Christchurch (Case study 16.3)
N.C.Turner, CSIRO Western Australia Laboratories, Perth (15.3.5)
S.D.Tyerman, Flinders University of South Australia (4.1)
J.M.Virgona, NSW Agriculture Wagga Wagga (6.1, 6.3.2)
S. von Caemmerer, Australian National University (1.1, Case study 1.1)
R.R. Walker, CSIRO Plant Industry, Merbein (17.2.2)
K.B. Walsh, University of Central Queensland (3.5)
I.F. Wardlaw, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra (14.1, 14.2, 14.3)
J.R. Watling, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (12.1)
M. Watt, Australian National University (Case study 3.1)
D. Whifield, Agriculture Victoria, Tatura (15.3.1)
R.G. White, Monash University (10.1.2)
J.T. Wiskich, University of Adelaide (Feature essay 2.2)
I.E. Woodrow University of Melbourne (2.1.8, Case study 13.1)


Notable contributions to Plants in Action were made by Professor Bruce Knox (Feature essay 7.1), Professor John Milburn (Section 5.1) and Dr John Downton (Section 13.4), all of whom sadly passed away prior to final publication. Their support and enthusiasm for our textbook project was greatly appreciated and helped bring Plants in Action to fruition.
Grateful acknowledgement is also made to successive ASPP Inc. executives for their formal endorsement and Financial support throughout the life of this project (1994-98) and to CSIRO Division of Forestry and Forest Products (Yarralumla, ACT) for provision of office equipment and ready access to library resources. Accommodation was kindly provided by ANU Research School of Biological Sciences (Weston Campus), while research staff and students in Graham Farquhar’s Environmental Biology Group (especially John Evans) were particularly helpful to Paul Kriedemann.
Brian Atwell and Colin Turnbull record their thanks to colleagues and office staff at Macquarie University and University of Queensland respectively and all three editors are indebted to their families for tolerating frequent absences (even at home!) and enabling our active participation in this collective effort.