Water flow in soil and plants


Convener: Dr. Uri Hochberg, ARO and Prof. Naftali Lazarovitch, BIDR

Research in recent decades has highlighted that deciphering soil and plant hydraulics is the key for understanding plants performances under drought stress. Still, to date, the hydraulic path from the soil to the leaves is largely elusive, mostly because it takes place in microscopic capillaries underground or under metastable conditions that are very difficult to investigate. This session will survey the challenges that we still need to tackle to understand water flow through soil and plants and novel methods that advances the hydraulic research in recent years.