Program of the Course

 FIRST WEEK

 

Day 1, Monday 12th May
  • 9.00 Introduction. The concept of Ecophysiology and its history. Barry Osmond

  • 10.00 Current direction in ecophysiology. Barry Osmond

  • 11.00 Water relations in plants and soils. Water content, water potential. Javier Gulías

  • 13.00  Lunch

  • 15.00 Climatology and control of experimental conditions. Joan Cuxart

  • 17.00 Data logging. Doug Cobos.

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 2, Tuesday 13th May
  • 9.00. Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Measuring soil water. Doug Cobos.

  • 17.00 Measuring plant water. Javier Gulías.

  • 19.00 End of session.

Day 3, Wednesday 14th May
  • 9.00 Company demonstrations and practical session

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Measuring water movement and conductivity in plants. Enrique Fernández

  • 18.00 Irrigation scheduling using water sensors. Enrique Fernández

  • 19.00 End of session
Day 4, Thursday 15th May
  • 9.00 Whole plant and canopy water use. Hipólito Medrano

  • 11.00 Water use efficiency and approaches for its estimation. Hipólito Medrano

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Plant nutrients. Catalina Cabot.

  • 17.00 UAVs for plant ecophysiology. Xurxo Gago.

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 5, Friday 16th May
  • 9.00   Company demonstrations and practical session

  • 13.00  Lunch

  • 15.00 Data analysis. Gema Rodrigo, Joan Cuxart,  Enrique Fernández, Javier Gulías and Hipólito Medrano

  • 17.00 Beer and cheese session: general debate on soil and plants. Gema Rodrigo, Joan Cuxart, Enrique Fernández, Javier Gulías and Hipólito Medrano.

 

 

SECOND WEEK

Day 6, Monday 19th May
  • 9.00-11  Plants and light. Barry Osmond.

  • 11.00 Chlorophyll fluorescence, the basics. Jaume Flexas.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Principles of PAM fluorimetry. Erhard Pfündel (WALZ).

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 7, Tuesday 20th May
  • 9.00 Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Active fluorescence imaging and near remote sensing. Barry Osmond & Onno Muller.

  • 17.00 The pigments involved in plant-radiation interactions. Nacho García-Plazaola

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 8, Wednesday 21th May
  • 9.00 Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Reflectance indices related to plant physiology. Nacho García-Plazaola & Jaume Flexas

  • 17.00 New development in PAM fluorimetry. Bernard Genty.

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 9, Thursday 22th May
  • 9.00 Measuring photosynthesis from space. Joe Berry.

  • 11.00 Alternative non-invasive spectroscopic methods in ecophysiology. Bernard Genty.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Data analysis. Joe Berry, Nacho García-Plazaola, Bernard Genty, Barry Osmond, Jaume Flexas.

  • 17.00 Beer and cheese session: general debate on spectrometric methods in plant ecophysiology. Joe Berry, Nacho García-Plazaola, Bernard Genty, Barry Osmond, Jaume Flexas.

Day 10, Friday 23th May
  • 9.00  Isotopes as plant process tracers. Theory. Joe Berry.

  • 11.00 Isotopes as tracers of photosynthesis. Joe Berry.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Isotopes as tracers of respiration. Miquel Ribas-Carbo.

  • 19.00 End of session.

 

 

THIRD WEEK

 

Day 11, Monday 26th May
  • 9.00  Isotopes as global tracers of plant-atmosphere interactions. Howard Griffiths & Brent Helliker.

  • 13.00 Lunch.

  • 15.00 Isotopes as water and CO2 tracers (I). Howard Griffiths & Brent Helliker.

  • 17.00 Measuring gas exchange: the basis. Jaume Flexas.

  • 19.00 End of session

 

Day 12, Tuesday 27th May
  • 9.00  Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch.

  • 15.00 Isotopes as water and CO2 tracers (II). Brent Helliker & Howard Griffiths.

  • 19.00 End of session.

Day 13, Wednesday 28th May
  • 9.00  Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch.

  • 15.00 Data analysis. Joe Berry, Bernard Genty, Howard Griffiths, Brent Helliker, Barry Osmond & Miquel Ribas-Carbo.

  • 17.00 Beer and Cheese session. Joe Berry, Bernard Genty, Howard Griffiths, Brent Helliker, Barry Osmond & Miquel Ribas-Carbo.

Day 14, Thursday 29th May
  • 9.00 Photosynthesis models.Joe Berry.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Measuring respiration. Miquel Ribas-Carbó.

  • 17.00 Facts and fakes: how to take care of leaks and border effects when measuring gas exchange. Ülo Niinemets.

  • 19.00 End of session.

Day 15, Friday 30th May
  • 9.00  Modeling for best Rubisco. Jeroni Galmés

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Data analysis. Joe Berry, Barry Osmond, Miquel Ribas-Carbó, Jeroni Galmés & Ülo Niinemets.

  • 19.00 End of session

 

 FOURTH WEEK

 

Day 16, Monday 2nd June
  • 9.00 Eddy co-variance methods for scaling-up photosynthesis and energy budget. Joe Berry.

  • 10.00 Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 13.00 Lunch.

  • 15.00 Measuring whole-canopy photosynthesis. Ülo Niinemets.

  • 16.30 Company demonstrations and practical session.

  • 19.00 End of session


Day 17, Tuesday 3rd June
  • 9.00 Photosynthesis from space. Luis Guanter

  • 11.00 Measuring "other gases". Ülo Niinemets

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Mesophyll conductance. Basics, estimation and troubles. Jaume Flexas

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 18, Wednesday 4th June
  • 9.00Measuring photosynthesis in "difficult plants": the case of crassulaceous CAM. Ulrich Lüttge.

  • 12.00 Can the planet feed 9.6 billion people in 2050? Ulrich Lüttge.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Combined photosynthesis - stomatal conductance models. Antonio Díaz-Espejo.

  • 19.00 End of session.

Day 19, Thursday 5th June
  • 9.00 Company demonstration and practical session

  • 11.00 Diffusion and biochemical effects on leaf and canopy photosynthesis models (I). Ülo Niinemets & Antonio Díaz-Espejo.

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Diffusion and biochemical effects on leaf and canopy photosynthesis models (II). Ülo Niinemets & Antonio Díaz-Espejo.

  • 19.00 End of session

Day 20, Friday 6th June
  • 9.00   Company demonstrations and practial session

  • 13.00 Lunch

  • 15.00 Data analysis. Joe Berry, Antonio Diaz-Espejo, Jaume Flexas, Jeroni Galmes, Ülo Niinemets, Barry Osmond, Miquel Ribas-Carbo.

  • 17.00 Beer and cheese session: general debate on gas exchange and photosynthesis models. Joe Berry, Antonio Diaz-Espejo, Jaume Flexas, Jeroni Galmes, Ülo Niinemets, Barry Osmond, Miquel Ribas-Carbo.

 


  

FIFTH WEEK


Day 21-25, Monday 9th-13th June

Field campaign trip at a natural location in Mallorca. Research experiments and field practice of all techniques learned. Location: Parc de Llevant, Mallorca.