8th International Symposium on Roots of Woody Plants

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00

You are kindly invited to 8th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, to be held from June 21st till June 25th, 2020 in State College, Pennsylvania.

The deadline for Abstract submission for possible oral presentations has been extended to  7 March 2020 (Saturday).  Abstract submission for posters will be extended until May 1, 2020.

The symposium will focus on a range of topics from belowground resources acquisition and carbon expenditure to scaling root processes and root signaling and microbial interactions. Moreover, we also include sessions aimed at understanding the key roles of roots in food production and land restoration.  In a rapidly changing world, we will address also issues of roots in the critical zone, scaling root processes, and root-microbial interactions. Detailed information is available on our webpage (https://agsci.psu.edu/woody-plants).  Two journals, Plant and Soil (Springer) and Frontiers in Plant Science (Functional Plant Ecology)  have special issues associated with the symposium.

I am happy to announce that online registration (early bird period ends May 1) and abstract submission are open.  Postdocs and Graduate students are invited to apply for one of 12 travel awards covering up to $500 for North American Students and up to $1,000 for overseas students.  Awards will be based on the quality of the abstract and how well the abstract fits the theme of the session.  There will be two awards given for each session.


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Abstracts still being accepted!