Frances presided a successful session on “Emerging Methods for Measuring the Structure and Spatial Distribution of Plants Roots”. The invited speakers were:
– Naama Raz-Yaseef, “Coarse root distribution of a semi-arid oak savanna estimated with ground penetrating radar”,
– Jeffrey Warren, “Roots revealed – Neutron imaging insight of spatial distribution, morphology growth and function”,
– Michael Allen, ” Comparative daily dynamics of mycorrhizal fungal hyphae across differing ecosystems using an automated minirhizotron and sensor network”.
Frances closed the session with a presentation of her work on “Species-level diversity of belowground structure in savanna woody plants”.
Cynthia presented a poster on how ground penetrating radar measurements show a spatial relationship between coarse root biomass and soil carbon abundance.