IPReP: Using natural and induced variation in pennycress to improve abiotic stress tolerance and oilseed bioenergy crop resilience

We aim to uncover natural genetic mutations of the plant Thlaspi arvense (pennycress) more resilient to climate hazards such as cold or heat waves using eco-evolutionary, genomics, and other -omics methods.

The IPREP team is an interdisciplinary group working together across many United States research institutions.


Guided by science and knowledge of genetic varieties adapted to known climate profiles in the United States, will use precision agriculture to guide a sustainable and productive pennycress cover crop.


The DOE-funded IPReP project aims to interrogate the natural and induced variation of pennycress to improve abiotic stress tolerance and oilseed bioenergy crop resilience. The project is also supported by Carnegie Science.