Rana Munns

Emeritus Professor, PhD Syd.

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 18830 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
1968 …2020
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Personal profile

Biography

Professor Rana Munns received her PhD from the University of Sydney in 1972 at the CSIRO Plant Physiology Unit, and continued her research on stress tolerance in plants at Macquarie University, the University of Western Australia and then at CSIRO in Canberra. In 2007 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. She is now Emeritus Professor jointly in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Biology and the School of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia, as well as Honorary Fellow at CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra.
She is recognised internationally for her insights into the fundamental principles of crop adaptation to salinity, and for applications of these insights.

Research

Professor Rana Munns has focussed on mechanisms of adaptations to drought and salinity stress. She characterised the critical plant processes involved in tolerance of salinity, and showed what distinguishes salinity stress from drought stress. This work produced a highly sensitive technique for identifying salt tolerant plants, and the discovery of important genes for sodium exclusion. She led a research team on the genetic and physiological basis of salt tolerance in durum wheat, which resulted in developing a breeding line which yields 25% more than its parent on saline soils

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Research Output 1968 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Adaptation of sugarcane plants to saline soil

Chiconato, D. A., da Silveira Sousa Junior, G., dos Santos, D. M. M. & Munns, R., 1 Jun 2019, In : Environmental and Experimental Botany. 162, p. 201-211 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

saline soil
saline soils
sugarcane
salinity
salt
4 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants

Tyerman, S. D., Munns, R., Fricke, W., Arsova, B., Barkla, B. J., Bose, J., Bramley, H., Byrt, C., Chen, Z., Colmer, T. D., Cuin, T., Day, D. A., Foster, KJ., Gilliham, M., Henderson, S. W., Horie, T., Jenkins, C. L. D., Kaiser, B. N., Katsuhara, M., Plett, D. & 12 othersMiklavcic, S. J., Roy, S. J., Rubio, F., Shabala, S., Shelden, M., Soole, K., Taylor, N. L., Tester, M., Watt, M., Wege, S., Wegner, L. H. & Wen, Z., 1 Jan 2019, In : New Phytologist. 221, 1, p. 25-29 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Energy costs of salt tolerance in crop plants

Munns, R., Day, D. A., Fricke, W., Watt, M., Arsova, B., Barkla, B. J., Bose, J., Byrt, C. S., Chen, Z-H., Foster, K. J., Gilliham, M., Henderson, S. W., Jenkins, C. L. D., Kronzucker, H. J., Miklavcic, S. J., Plett, D., Roy, S. J., Shabala, S., Shelden, M. C., Soole, K. L. & 5 othersTaylor, N. L., Tester, M., Wege, S., Wegner, L. H. & Tyerman, S. D., 20 Apr 2019, In : The New Phytologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Salt-Tolerance
energy costs
salt tolerance
tonoplast
Costs and Cost Analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Osmotic adjustment and energy limitations to plant growth in saline soil

Munns, R., Passioura, J. B., Colmer, T. D. & Byrt, C. S., 21 Apr 2019, In : New Phytologist.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

saline soils
Soil
plant growth
energy
Growth
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Sodium Transporter HvHKT1;1 Confers Salt Tolerance in Barley via Regulating Tissue and Cell Ion Homeostasis

Han, Y., Yin, S., Huang, L., Wu, X., Zeng, J., Liu, X., Qiu, L., Munns, R., Chen, Z. H. & Zhang, G., 1 Oct 2018, In : Plant and Cell Physiology. 59, 10, p. 1976-1989 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salt-Tolerance
Hordeum
salt tolerance
transporters
homeostasis

Projects 2014 2020

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology 2014 (CPEB2)

Millar, H., Small, I., Lister, R., Munns, R., Tyerman, S., Whelan, J., Borevitz, J., Atkin, O. & Pogson, B.

Australian Research Council

1/01/1431/12/20

Project: Research

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology 2014 (CPEB2)

Millar, H., Small, I., Lister, R., Munns, R., Tyerman, S., Whelan, J., Borevitz, J., Atkin, O. & Pogson, B.

University of Turku

1/01/1431/12/20

Project: Research

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology 2014 (CPEB2)

Millar, H., Small, I., Lister, R., Munns, R., Tyerman, S., Whelan, J., Borevitz, J., Atkin, O. & Pogson, B.

Agilent Technologies Australia

1/01/1431/12/20

Project: Research

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology 2014 (CPEB2)

Millar, H., Small, I., Lister, R., Munns, R., Tyerman, S., Whelan, J., Borevitz, J., Atkin, O. & Pogson, B.

University of Massachusetts

1/01/1431/12/20

Project: Research