The interactions between plants and soil microbes are an important focus of terrestrial ecology. While synergistic, mutualistic and antagonistic interactions have been a primary focus in the literature, recent work with high-throughput sequencing methods has found that the whole soil microbial community can have a strong effect on plant success. Thus, much development has been made to understand the mechanisms underlying plant-microbe interactions in a community context.
At the same time, our planet is under increasing global change pressures. Climate change, land-use change, pollution - among other pressures - can disrupt the critical interactions between plants and soil microbes. Yet many questions remain: how disrupted interactions can reorganize and affect ecosystem functions - from soil nutrient cycling to plant productivity. In this session, we welcome studies examining how plant-soil-microbe interactions are affected by global change pressures and the ramification of these disruptions for ecosystem processes. We especially encourage contributions that examine interactions in a community or ecosystem context.

Convener: Evgenia Blagodatskaya | Co-conveners: Eva Oburger, Hannes Schmidt, Cordula Vogel
| Tue, 09 Apr, 10:45–12:30, 14:00–15:45
Room G1
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X1

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room G1

Chairperson: Hannes Schmidt and Evgenia Blagodatskaya
10:45–11:15 |
Bahar S. Razavi
Plant - microbial interactions shape the belowground processes
11:15–11:30 |
Mikhail Semenov and Dmitry Nikitin
11:30–11:45 |
| Highlight
Davey Jones, Roland Bol, Bárbara Fuentes, Franko Arenas-Díaz, and Sacha Mooney
11:45–12:00 |
Tania Maxwell, Laurent Augusto, Adèle Courbineau, Andreas Altinalmazis-Kondylis, Mark R. Bakker, Hervé Jactel, Alison Munson, and Nicolas Fanin
12:00–12:15 |
Mohsen Zarebanadkouki, Theresa Fink, Pascal Benard, and Callum Banfield
12:15–12:30 |
Francois Malique, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Michael Dannenmann, and Georg Willibald
Lunch break
Chairperson: Eva Oburger and Cordula Vogel
Discussion point: Scales of the rhizosphere research. Kornelia Smalla (solicited) with Bahar Razavi as honored Chair of the discussion
14:00–14:15 |
| solicited
doreen babin, bunlong yim, nina bziuk, adam schikora, rita grosch, and Kornelia Smalla
Root architecture and visualization of the rhizosphere development
14:15–14:30 |
Cheng Sheng, Jan Vanderborght, Doris Vetterlein, Harry Vereecken, Roland Bol, and Andrea Schnepf
14:30–14:45 |
Christina Roschitz, Gustavo Boitt, Jakob Santner, Walter Wenzel, Niklas Lehto, and Leo Condron
14:45–15:00 |
Sara Halicki, Frederick Dadzie, Bahar Razavi, Mutez Ahmed, and Michaela Dippold
15:00–15:15 |
Sandra Spielvogel, Thomas Zilla, Sebastian Loeppmann, Klaus Jarosch, Yakov Kuzyakov, and Michaela Dippold
15:30–15:45 |
Andrea Schnepf, Katrin Huber, Magdalena Landl, Felicien Meunier, Lukas Petrich, and Volker Schmidt