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William (Bill) Davies is currently Professor of Environmental Plant Biology at Lancaster University (UK) and Director of the Lancaster Environmental centre, one of the largest groups of environmetal researchers in Europe. He obtained his first degree in Horticultural Science from the University of Reading (UK) and his PhD in Forestry and Botany from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA). His research interests include regulation of growth and functioning of plants experiencing environmental stress; stomatal physiology, root to shoot communication via chemical signalling in plants; environmental physiology of crops and native species; crop improvement for water-scarce environments; irrigation science and enhancing the efficiency of crop water use through novel management techniques. He has published more than 200 papers in international plant science journals and edited 17 books. He is a member of the ISI database of 'Highly Cited Researchers' in Plant and Animal Sciences. He is a member of the Defra Horticulture

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