Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology (PMPB) Seminar – IB 513/CPSC 598
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00 – 12:50 PM // W-109 Turner Hall
Dr. Amelie Gaudin
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California-Davis
Rhizosphere ecology and the roots of sustainability
Improvements in soil health are key to increase agricultural sustainability and roots and rhizosphere processes are critical to transform such improvements into yields. I will discuss how ecological functions naturally present in the rhizosphere can improve crop productivity in sustainable agroecosystems. Specifically, I will present results of projects investigating 1) bottom up processes involved in resistance to insects pests and 2) how breeding and selection under high input might have altered roots and rhizosphere functions. Finally, I will share advances toward developing new and more integrated root ideotypes to provide ecosystem services while improving productivity of Californian irrigated landscapes.
More information about Dr. Gaudin and her research can be found at: https://gaudin.ucdavis.edu/