Operating out of the University of Neuchâtel, the National Centre of Competence in Research Plant Survival
started its activity on April 1st, 2001 and ran successfully until March 31, 2013.
This interdisciplinary network involved most of the universities and 'hautes écoles' in the country, as well as the Agroscope and other research institutions.
The projects ranged from essential research on the physiological processes inside the plants to studies on the plants' interactions within natural and agricultural ecosystems.
During the last phase (2009-2013) the research topics have been grouped in four main workpackages (WP):
WP 1: plant fitness and abiotic stress
WP 2: plant antagonists and mutualists
WP 3: invasive plants
WP 4: statistics and modelling
9th Solanaceae conference