Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

7 - 11 July 2019

Author present on Tuesday

Author present on Monday

Wednesday July 10, 2019

Morning sessions

Keynote address (8:30 - 9:30; Salon B & C)

  Marcel van der Heijden:  Root microbiome management and soil ecological engineering for a sustainable agriculture

Poster pitches (9:30 - 10:00; Salon B & C)

Health break (10:00 - 10:30)

Parallel sessions (10:30 - 12:30)

13. Plant holobiont (Gallery A)

    Chair: Angela Sessitsch

     10:30 - 11:00    Seeds - reservoir and vector of diverse and functionally important


                              A. Sessitsch

     11:00 - 11:15    Has agricultural intensification caused holobiont-level adaptation in


                              J. Schmidt

     11:15 - 11:30    Nitrogen availability modulates the host control of the barley rhizosphere


                              R. Alegria Terrazas

     11:30 - 11:45    Role of N-acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing compounds of

                              Gram-negative bacteria for beneficial holobiontic microbe-plant


                              A. Hartmann

     11:45 - 12:00    Are the changes in the metabolic activity of the arbuscular mycorrhizal

                              hyphosphere warning neighbouring plants?

                               C. Cabral

     12:00 - 12:15    The plant microbiome of brassica carinata and its potential to increase

                              plant growth and yield

                              V. Peta

     12:15 - 12:30    Plant life cycle and environmental conditions shape the composition of

                              fungal microbiome in canola genotypes

                              N. Bazghaleh

14. Phosphorus acquisition in the rhizosphere (Gallery B)

    Chair: Melissa Arcand

     10:30 - 10:45    Influence of root hairs and rhizosphere acidification on phosphorus

                              mobilization from alkaline soils

                              S. Halicki

     10:45 - 11:00   Phosphorus-acquisition strategies of native plant species of Campo

                              natural grasslands of Southern South America

                              D.F. Michelini

     11:00 - 11:15    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi secrete acid phosphatase to hyphosphere in

                              response to phosphorus deficiency

                              K. Tawaraya

     11:15 - 11:30    Modeling the comparative impact of root hairs on phosphorus uptake

                              under different field conditions

                              S. Ruiz

     11:30 - 11:45    Monitoring phosphorus mobility in soil relevant for root uptake using

                              microdialysis and x-ray computed tomography

                              C. Petroselli

     11:45 - 12:00    What is the actual merit of cluster root formation in phosphorus uptake

                              from real soil?

                              J. Wasaki

     12:00 - 12:15   The wheat root secreted proteome in the context of plant phosphorus


                              C. Staudinger

     12:15 - 12:30    Biogeochemical phenotyping of winter wheat for phosphorus acquisition

                              R.K. McGrail

15. Cutting-edge approaches and rhizosphere modelling (Gallery C)

    Chair: Lori Phillips

     10:30 - 10:45   What did we learn in 58 years of rhizosphere modeling and where to go


                              C. Kuppe

     10:45 - 11:00   Modeling the impact of biopores on root growth and root water uptake

                              under different soil physical and environmental conditionss

                              M. Landl

     11:00 - 11:15    Imaging of roots and pore networks in soil systems by using high

                              resolution X-ray micro-CT

                              H. Schmidt

     11:15 - 11:30    Capturing solute penetration through ridge and furrow or flat planting

                              systems using x-ray computed tomography

                              C. Scotson

     11:30 - 11:45    Trace gases: extending the limits of rhizosphere

                              A. de la Porte

     11:45 - 12:00    New strategies for assessing microbial interactions in the rhizosphere

                              P. Andeer

     12:00 - 12:15    Tracking 3D Water Flow and Root Uptake in Soil by Ultra-fast Neutron


                              C. Toetzke

     12:15 - 12:30    A model-data integration study for soil rice column using multiscale

                              modelling approach considering rhizosphere gradients

                              T. Mai

Lunch, Poster & exhibit viewing, and Campus tours (12:30 - 14:00)

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Rhizosphere 5/CSSS joint sessions

Opening remarks (14:00 - 14:15; Salon B & C)

Keynote address (14:15 - 15:15; Salon B & C)

  Amanda Black:  An indigenous response to a biosecurity threat: The case of kauri dieback (Agathis australis)

Health break (15:15 - 15:45)

Parallel sessions (15:45 - 17:45)

16. Natural systems rhizosphere (Gallery A)

    Chairs: Lenka Harantova & Sue Grayston

     15:45 - 16:15    Forest tree rhizosphere: an activity hotspot with specific microbiome and

                              specific functions

                              P. Baldrian

     16:15 - 16:30    Coupling of soil zymography and autoradiography to quantify nutrient

                              acquisition in the beech rhizosphere

                              S. Spielvogel

     16:30 - 16:45   Greater root phosphatase activity of tropical trees at low phosphorus

                              supply despite strong variation among co-occurring species

                              X. Guilbeault-Mayer

     16:45 - 17:00   Effective use of organic phosphorus allows Xylomelum occidentale to

                              inhabit severely phosphorus impoverished soils

                              H. Zhong

     17:00 - 17:15    Living and dead roots facilitate emergence and survival of oak acorns in

                              central Texas

                              M.A. Gorzelak

     17:15 - 17:30    Identifying disease suppressive properties in the rhizosphere to protect

                              New Zealand’s kauri against dieback disease

                              A.K. Byers

     17:30 - 17:45    Linking 31 years of species abundance data from a biodiverse mountain

                              meadow to plant-soil feedback

                              D. in't Zandt

17. Root imaging and phenotyping (Gallery B)

    Chairs: Chris Topp & Randy Clark

     15:45 - 16:15    3D imaging, computer vision, statistical and mathematical approaches

                              reveal the genetic basis of plant root and inflorescence architectures

                              C.N. Topp

     16:15 - 16:45    Application of root imaging and phenotyping to modeling and breeding

                              R. Clark

     16:45 - 17:00    Functional significance of heterorhizy in a root system for water uptake in

                              rice plant

                              Y. Watanabe

     17:00 - 17:15    The plasticity of canola root system architecture: hydroponics versus soil

                              grown canola

                              H.P. Ahmed

     17:15 - 17:30    High-throughput phenotyping of multiple ion uptake kinetics in maize

                              M. Griffiths

18. Rhizoremediation (Gallery C)

    Chair: Steve Siciliano & Chris Yost

     15:45 - 16:00    A root to success: Harnessing the natural complexity of rhizosphere

                              exudation to decontaminate soil

                              A. Fremont

     16:00 - 16:15   Rhizoremediation of toluene using hybrid poplars at a pilot industrial field


                              M. Ben-Israel

     16:15 - 16:30   Complexity matters: soil food webs shape the root microbiome and modify

                              plant traits in willow under contaminated conditions

                              S. Correa Garcia

     16:30 - 16:45    Rhizoremediation of organic chemicals in the existence of Fe using

                              exuded H2O2 by Fenton reaction

                              T. Wagatsuma

     16:45 - 17:00    Extracellular silica nano-coat induced by polyethyleneimine confers

                              aluminum tolerance to root border cells

                              M. Yu

     17:00 - 17:15    Soil fungi, a resource against cadmium threat in cacao plants

                              H. Cordoba

     17:15 - 17:30    High cadmium concentration affects the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

                              diversity and the physiology of cocoa plants

                              E. Torres

19. Root-soil interactions (Gallery D)

    Chairs: Steven Mamet & Bobbi Helgason

     15:45 - 16:00    Does P cycling change over the growing season in wheat rhizosphere and

                              bulk soils in long-term plots with different N and P fertilization?

                              B. Cade-Menun

     16:00 - 16:15    Long-term crop rotation diversity affects function and structure of the soil and

                                rhizosphere microbial communities

                              B. Helgason

     16:15 - 16:30   Does crop frequency and diversification in canola-pulse-cereal rotations

                              change the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal microbiome in crop roots and

                              rhizosphere and crop yield?

                              J. Masse

     16:30 - 16:45    Discovery of the untapped potential of H2-oxidizing bacteria in soil through

                              the use of multi-omics, microbiological and modelling approaches

                              P. Constant

     16:45 - 17:00   Evaluation of soil bacteria as biocontrol agents for field pea root rot

                              caused by Aphanomyces euteiches

                              A.T. Godebo

     17:00 - 17:15   Potential of cherry rhizosphere actinomycetes as biocontrol agents

                              against plant-parasitic nematodes

                              M. Marin-Bruzos

     17:15 - 17:30   Diversity of parasitic fungi from soybean cyst nematode associated with

                              long-term continuous cropping of soybean in black soil

                              X. Yu

Rhizo 5 / CSSS reception at the Remai Modern (18:00 - 21:00)

This joint reception for Rhizosphere 5  and Canadian Society of Soil Science delegates will take place at the Remai Modern Art Gallery, a 10 minute walk from TCU Place on the bank of the South Saskatchewan river.  The Remai Modern, opened October 21, 2017 and  features modern and contemporary art in a beautiful architectural setting.  

Enjoy light food choices and beverages accompanied by the Marc Holt Quartet.  The Art and Design shop and all galleries will be open to delegates.  Please note that food and drinks will not be allowed in the shop or galleries.

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