Field Techniques Workshop

The next PEPG Worshop will be at Quinta de Sao Pedro field study center. Lisbon, Portugal.

The date of the next workshop will be announced shortly

Our next Workshop will be held in person at Quinta de Sao Pedro field study center. Lisbon, Portugal.
The date will be announced shortly

Thanks for support from:

Who we are:

The Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) Workshop 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 Workshop:

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

  • leaf-level processes including photosynthetic gas exchange.

  • chlorophyll fluorescence (including imaging).

  • canopy processes including stable isotopes, monitoring canopy development/Leaf Area Index, IR thermography.

  • plant water status hydraulic conductance.

  • soil, water, roots, 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.

Thanks for support from:

The following internationally renowned scientists taught and demonstrated key techniques at the previous workshop:

  • Professor Susanne von Caemmerer (ANU, Australia)

  • Professor Howard Griffiths (Cambridge, UK)

  • Professor David Kramer (Michigan State, USA)

  • Professor Kathy Steppe (Ghent, Belgium)

  • Dr Carl Bernacchi (USDA, USA)

  • Dr Bernard Genty (CNRS, France)

  • Dr Andrew Leakey (Illinois, USA)

  • Dr Colin Campbell (METER, USA)

  • Dr Wanne Kromdijk (Cambridge, UK)*

  • Dr Richard Webster (LJMU, UK)*

  • Professor Stephen Long (Illinois & Lancaster)

  • Professor Tracy Lawson (Essex, UK)

  • Professor Xinguang Zhu (CAS, China)

  • Professor Lawren Sack (UCLA, USA)

  • Professor Gary Lanigan (Teagasc, Ireland)

  • Dr Jochem Evers (Wageningen, NL)

  • Dr Douglas Cobos (METER, USA)

  • Dr Katie Field (Leeds, UK)

  • Dr Amanda Rasmussen (Nottingham, UK)

  • Dr Steven Driever (Wageningen, NL)*

The Workshop Organising Team

  • Dr Steven Driever (Wageningen, NL)

  • Dr Richard Webster (LJMU, UK)

  • Dr Wanne Kromdijk (Cambridge, UK)