Thank you all who participated in the Woody Root 7 symposium!

We hope you enjoyed your time at the 7th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, held in Tartu from June 26th till June 29th, 2017 and found it a valuable experience.

We are very grateful for your attendance and your valuable contribution to the scientific discussions!

All together, we had approximately 150 participants from 31 countries.

You are cordially invited to Woody Root 8, that will be held in Pennsylvania State University and hosted by Prof David Eissenstat.

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Early Stage Researcher’s Best Poster Awards:

1. First Price (Sponsored by New Phytologist):

Rabbil Bhuiyan (Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland; Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)): Responses of fine root production to warming under different water-table level scenarios in sedge fens.

2. Second Price (Sponsored by Centre of Excellence: EcolChange):

Marta Kujawska (Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences): How forest management influence ectomycorrhizal community in continental mixed coniferous forests?

3. Third Price (Sponsored by Centre of Excellence: EcolChange):

Bingru Wang (Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen): Root phosphorus acquisition among six common European tree species in Denmark.



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This time we organize Woody Root Symposium jointly with the annual meeting of European network: COST Action FP1305 Biolink: Linking belowground biodiversity and ecosystem function in European forests (

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Ivika Ostonen, Senior Researcher of Landscape Ecology
Member of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange
ivika.ostonen at
Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
University of Tartu
Vanemuise 46, 51014 Tartu, ESTONIA

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