Welcome to join this month’s colloquium with
Jeffrey M Warren, Senior Staff Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
13 October, 15:15–16:15
Climate change, roots and neutrons – is there a link?
As climate continues to change and extreme events become more frequent, it is increasingly imperative to improve the predictive capacity of our earth system models. While some terrestrial ecosystem processes such as photosynthesis are well represented in models, others such as those related to soils and roots are often treated as black boxes. Here, we explore the current capacity of neutron imaging to provide insight into root function, specifically plant-soil water relations. Then we introduce advanced techniques that may provide novel breakthroughs in resolving root and soil dynamics in the future.