Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisiologia Vegetal


The Sociedade Portuguesa de Fisiologia Vegetal (SPFV) was founded in 1977 as an affiliated Society of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Bioquímica (SPB) and congregates scientists and graduate students within the area of Plant Biology, in particular, Plant Physiology, Plant Biochemistry and Plant Molecular Biology.

The main aims of SPFV are to disseminate information on this area of science and to promote/support meetings in cooperation with other Societies of Plant Science, in particular the SPB and the Sociedade Espanhola de Fisiologia Vegetal (SEFV). It also welcomes thematic scientific events, such as workshops.

The SPFV and the SEFV share three working groups, the Water Relations Group, the Plant Nutrition Group and the Post-Harvest Group.

The SPFV is affiliated with the Federation of the European Societies of Plant Biology (FESPB) and is a founder member of the Global Plant Council (GPC) established in 2009.

The periodic meetings where the SPFV is involved are the National Congress of the SPB, the Spanish-Portuguese Congress of Plant Physiology and the Congress of the FESPP, which take place every two years.

The Journal of Plant Physiology is an Official organ of the Portuguese Society of Plant Physiology. The publishing house Elsevier offers the possibility of personal subscription at the reduced rate of approximately 357 Euro per year (2011).