Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere interface: Investigations from the canopy to the root zone
Co-organized as BG2.70/SSS4.16
Convener: Natalie Orlowski | Co-conveners: Josie Geris, Anke Hildebrandt, Matthias Sprenger, Jan Friesen, Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
| Fri, 12 Apr, 14:00–15:45, 16:15–18:00
Room 2.25
| Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall A

During the passage of precipitation through the soil-plant-atmosphere interface, water and solutes are redistributed by the plant canopy, subsurface flow and transport processes. Many of these dynamic interactions between vegetation and soil are not yet well understood. This session brings together the vibrant community addressing a better understanding of ecohydrological processes taking place between the canopy and the root zone. Innovative methods investigating throughfall, stemflow, hydraulic redistribution, and root water uptake in various environments shed light on how water and solutes are routed in the thin layer covering the terrestrial ecosystems. The session further covers open questions and new opportunities within the ecohydrological community regarding methodological developments such as the analysis of stable isotope, soil moisture, throughfall or solute dynamics.

Invited speakers:
Daniele Penna (University of Florence, Italy)
Darryl Carlyle-Moses (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)