Physiological Plant Ecology - Symposium, Sept 1998

Malcolm Press M.C.Press at sheffield.ac.uk
Tue Feb 17 09:37:29 EST 1998


ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGICAL PLANT ECOLOGY

British Ecological Society Annual Symposium
7 - 9 September 1998
University of York, UK

A meeting organised by M. C. Press, A. H. Fitter, J. Grace, J. A. 
Lee, S. P. Long, J. D. Scholes and F. I. Woodward.

This symposium aims to bring together experts in the field of 
terrestrial physiological plant ecology to address current advances 
in the discipline.  The meeting will be held over three days at the 
University of York, UK.

The full programme with abstracts will be available on the BES web site by 
April 1998 (www.demon.co.uk/bes). The proceedings will be published as part 
of the BES Symposium Series.  A booking form for registration and 
accommodation is available from the BES Office, 26 Blades Court, Deodar 
Road, London, SW15 2NU, UK, e: general at ecology.demon.co.uk and must be 
returned by 24 July 1998.  Delegates may submit poster abstracts.  Sessions 
and invited speakers are as follows

1. Acquisition of resources   

Roots and root systems - A. H. Fitter & J. D. Graves  
Shoot and leaf structure-function relations - R. W. Pearcy  
Water - W. J. Davies & A. J. Jarvis 
Nutrients - G. R. Stewart & S. Schmidt 
Carbon - J. F. Farrar 
Light - C. B. Osmond & J. M. Anderson
  
2. Plants in a changing environment

Elevated CO2 and ozone - S. P. Long 
UV-B radiation - M. M. Caldwell 
N and S atmospheric pollutants - T. A. Mansfield  
 
3. Interactions between plants and other organisms

Mycorrhizas - D. J. Read  
Symbiotic nitrogen fixation - J. S. Pate 
Herbivory - M. J. Crawley 
Parasitic plants  - M. C. Press & J.D. Scholes   

4. Ecosystems and habitats   

Hot deserts - J. R. Ehleringer 
Arctic - J. A. Lee  
Tropical rain forests - J. Grace   
Mountains - Ch. Korner
Saline environments - M. Ball  

5. Integrating ecophysiology     

Stable isotopes: integration of ecophysiological processes - H. Griffiths  
Genetic control of ecophysiological processes - F. A. Bazzaz 
Evolution of plant ecophysiological characteristics - D. Ackerly    
Scaling from plants to globe - F. I. Woodward


Dr Hazel Norman, Executive Secretary, British Ecological Society
26 Blades Court, Putney, London, SW15 2NU,UK.
E-mail:hazel at ecology.demon.co.uk
Tel:   0181 871 9797 (International + 44 181 871 9797)
Fax:   0181 871 9779 (International + 44 181 871 9779)




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