To Thursday 01 March 2018 - 19:00
Organised by ARO, Volcani Center and by the Weizmann Institute of Science
The purpose of the workshop is to share knowledge and methodologies at the research frontier on adaptation mechanisms of forest trees to drought stress. Drought is one of the major constrains in future climate conditions, and drought-induced forest mortality is already reported in forests worldwide. The workshop will highlight physiological, eco-physiological, and molecular aspects of drought adaptation, including the demonstration of measurement techniques using advanced equipment. Physiological and molecular aspects will be taught from theory to practice. Leading speakers from the research field (from Israel and Europe) will present the latest advancements in the field, from their labs and others.
A 1-day excursion will take the participants to the research station at Yatir forest, a semi-arid pine forest on the dry timberline. Participants will visit multiple experimental plots in the forest, including a provenance trial, a forest thinning experiment, an irrigation experiment, and a forest flux tower.
The workshop organizers encourage European PhD and MSc students to attend the workshop in the frame of EVOLTREE Network. Participants may claim up to 600 Euros reimbursement from EVOLTREE (more information).
At the workshop, each student will be required to present his/her own research in a 15 min. presentation. Participants will learn specific approaches and methods that can be used to comprehensively study about drought adaptation in forest tree species.
Registration deadline: 1st February 2018
More information on the workshop website: https://responsesofforesttreestodrought.weebly.com/