PEPG Workshop

6 - 12 Sept 2020

The Next PEPG Workshop will be held on

6 - 12 September 2020

Registration will open in Spring 2020

Thanks for support from:

Who we are:

The Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG) is a special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Ecological Society The 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 2020 Workshop Organising Team

  • Dr Amanda Rasmussen (Nottingham, UK)
  • Dr Wanne Kromdijk (Cambridge, UK)
  • Dr Steven Driever (Wageningen, NL)
  • Dr Richard Webster (LJMU, UK)