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Whilst plants have a limited capacity for movement, their ability to sense and respond to their environment is complex. These signalling processes enable a plant to defend itself against threats, optimise growth to overcome different types of stressor, and even communicate with its neighbours. This collection brings together some of our latest publications on how plants derive information about their environment, and what types of response that information can trigger.