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Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) Techniques Workshop

12 - 16 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Registration is now CLOSED

The PEPG (a special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Ecological Society) will provide a unique opportunity for MSc, PhD students and early career researchers to gain hands-on experience and training in plant ecophysiology techniques from leading scientists and manufacturers.

The intensive five day long workshop will include demonstrations of key field and lab techniques:

  • leaf-level processes including photosynthetic gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence (imaging), water status and hydraulic conductance
  • canopy processes including stable isotopes, monitoring canopy development/Leaf Area Index, IR thermography and soil water/nutrient status
  • theory and practice of long-term monitoring under field conditions, including micrometeorology, eddy covariance, and remote sensing methodologies

This comprehensive workshop provides an unrivalled opportunity for manufacturers to introduce their latest equipment and give hands-on training.

The successful format includes a daily programme of lectures introducing the theory of techniques, with a demonstration of the equipment, followed by hands on sessions for participants to collect data. Evening sessions allow group discussions of techniques and data analysis, as well as a research poster session.

Internationally renowned scientists will explain and demonstrate key techniques:

  • Professor Susanne von Caemmerer (ANU, Australia)
  • Dr Bernard Genty (CNRS, France)
  • Professor Xinguang Zhu (PICB, China)
  • Professor Lawren Sack (UCLA, USA)
  • Professor Carl Bernacchi (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr Wanne Kromdijk (Illinois, USA)
  • Dr Colin Campbell (Decagon Instruments, USA)
  • Dr Douglas Cobos (Decagon Instruments, USA)
  • Dr Katie Field (Sheffield, UK)
  • Dr Gary Lanigan (Teagasc, Ireland)
  • Dr Olga Grant (UC Dublin, Ireland)
  • Dr Jochem Evers (Wageningen, NL)
  • Dr Erik Murchie (Nottingham, UK)
  • Dr Tracy Lawson (Essex, UK)
  • Dr Richard Webster (Aberystwyth, UK)
  • Dr Matthew Davey (Cambridge, UK)
  • Dr Steven Driever (Wageningen, NL)

Internationally renowned manufacturers will demonstrate their state-of-the-art equipment (in alphabetical order):

For more information, please click on the drop down boxes below.

Event information

  • Registration

    Registration is now closed

  • Programme

    Please note the programme can be subject to change.

  • Venue

    The workshop will take place at the Quinta de Säo Pedro Study Centre ( located 10km south of Lisbon on the Setúbal peninsula.

  • Travel

    We intend to hire a minibus to shuttle speakers and participants to and from Lisbon airport where possible. You will therefore need to provide us with your flight details well in advance.

    We will provide this shuttle service between 9am-7pm on Sunday 11th September, so please book flights that have an arrival time within this timeframe. If you are having difficulty organising a flight for this time, please email Steven Driever as soon as possible so we may discuss options.

  • Accommodation

    On site accommodation If you book accommodation through the workshop at registration, please take note that this is ALL in the 16 berth shared dormitories (m/f separate) on-site and will cost £150 for the six night stay from Sunday 11th to the morning of Saturday 17th (regardless of the price on the accommodation’s website - the workshop accommodation costs include breakfast etc).

    Off site accommodation If you do not want to book accommodation on-site, but still require accommodation you will need to book into a local hotel or hostel. Please do not contact the workshop’s accommodation (Quinta de Sao Pedro Study Centre) directly for accommodation information, as they will not be able to help you.

    A daily shuttle bus will be used to transport participants from and to Costa da Caparica (at the beachfront at Av. 1o de Maio) and the study centre (10 min drive). Please note this when booking your off site accommodation if you want to use this shuttle bus.

    Some hotels frequented during the last workshop:

  • Important dates

    • Registration deadline: 1 May 2016 (Early bird), 1 June 2016 (Final deadline)
    • Arrival day: Sunday 11 September 2016
    • Workshop start date: Monday 12 September 2016
    • Workshop end date: Friday 16 September 2016
    • Departure day: Saturday 17 September 2016

  • Sponsors


For further information please contact Dr Steven Driever