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PMPB Seminar: Rhizosphere ecology and the roots of sustainability

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
academic
Sponsor
Departments of Plant Biology and Crop Sciences
Location
W109 Turner Hall
Date
Feb 6, 2019   12:00 - 12:50 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Amelie Gaudin, University of California-Davis
Contact
Carl Bernacchi
E-Mail
bernacch@illinois.edu
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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/

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