Root and Rhizosphere Ecology – PLHRT 6190

This is a discussion-based class offered in the spring on alternate years. This advanced course explores current topics in the study of root growth, development, function, and survivorship through a mixture of lectures, discussions, and research presentations. Topics incorporate how roots and the rhizosphere respond to the environment including soil heterogeneity, abiotic stress, and herbivory.

Beechroots

Minirhizotron picture of a beech root module