Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) Techniques Workshop

12 - 16 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Registration is now CLOSED

The PEPG (a special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Ecological Society) will provide a unique opportunity for MSc, PhD students and early career researchers to gain hands-on experience and training in plant ecophysiology techniques from leading scientists and manufacturers.

The intensive five day long workshop will include demonstrations of key field and lab techniques:

  • leaf-level processes including photosynthetic gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence (imaging), water status and hydraulic conductance
  • canopy processes including stable isotopes, monitoring canopy development/Leaf Area Index, IR thermography and soil water/nutrient status
  • theory and practice of long-term monitoring under field conditions, including micrometeorology, eddy covariance, and remote sensing methodologies

This comprehensive workshop provides an unrivalled opportunity for manufacturers to introduce their latest equipment and give hands-on training.

The successful format includes a daily programme of lectures introducing the theory of techniques, with a demonstration of the equipment, followed by hands on sessions for participants to collect data. Evening sessions allow group discussions of techniques and data analysis, as well as a research poster session.

Internationally renowned scientists will explain and demonstrate key techniques:

  • Prof. Susanne von Caemmerer (ANU, Australia)
  • Prof. Steve Long FRS (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr. Bernard Genty (CNRS, France)
  • Prof. Xinguang Zhu (PICB, China)
  • Prof. Howard Griffiths (Cambridge, UK)
  • Prof. Lawren Sack (UCLA, USA)
  • Prof. Carl Bernacchi (Illinois, USA)
  • Prof. Kathy Steppe (Gent, Belgium)
  • Dr. Andrew Leakey (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr. Wanne Kromdijk (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr. Craig Yendrek (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr. Colin Campbell (Decagon Instruments, USA)
  • Dr. Steven Garrity (Decagon Instruments, USA)
  • Dr. Katie Field (Sheffield, UK)
  • Dr. Gary Lanigan (Teagasc, Ireland)
  • Dr. Saoirse Tracy (UC Dublin, Ireland)
  • Dr. Olga Grant (UC Dublin, Ireland)
  • Dr. Jochem Evers (Wageningen, NL)
  • Dr. Erik Murchie (Nottingham, UK)
  • Dr. Tracy Lawson (Essex, UK)
  • Dr. Steven Driever (Wageningen, NL)
  • Dr. Richard Webster (Aberystwyth, UK)
  • Dr. Colin Osborne (Sheffield, UK)
  • Dr. Matthew Davey (Cambridge, UK)

Internationally renowned manufacturers will demonstrate their state-of-the-art equipment (in alphabetical order):

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Event information


For information regarding registration please contact Dr Tracy Lawson
For further information please contact Dr Steven Driever