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2024 Plant Hydraulics Workshop (apply by March 1)

July 16 - July 20

2024 Plant Hydraulics Methods Workshop, July 16-20, Highlands Biological Station, Highlands NC

Some in our community may be interested in this workshop on Plant Hydraulics Methods happening this summer in beautiful western North Carolina, USA. The initiative is led by Dan Johnson (U. of Georgia), and it is a follow-up to a very successful and similar workshop first offered in 2017. This time, it is sponsored by PSInet and will include some instruction in approaches for fusing plant, tree, and ecosystem-scale (e.g. from flux towers) data.

Potential Topics:
Sample collection, storage and preparation
Leaf Pressure-Volume curves and measurement of leaf water potential
Measurements of hydraulic conductance and conductivity
Measurements of xylem vulnerability to embolism
Whole-tree water use: sap flow and eddy covariance methods
Active xylem staining
Optical dendrometry

The workshop will be held at the Highlands Biological Station (HBS; https://highlandsbiological.org/). All housing and catered lunches and dinners will be covered by the workshop funds and up to $700 in travel reimbursement will be available to all attendees. There are full kitchens in each housing unit where attendees can make breakfast, coffee, etc. and there is a grocery store that is less than a ten minute walk from the station.

Getting to the workshop

Attendees should fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport (ATL) with an arrival of no later than 6 pm on July 16th. Shuttles will be waiting at the Atlanta airport to transport attendees to HBS. Shuttles will depart HBS at 7 am on July 20th to take attendees back to ATL. Departing flights should be scheduled to take off at noon or later on July 20th.

Applications – A one-page statement of interest and a current CV should be sent to Dan Johnson (danjohnson@uga.edu) by March 1, 2024. Applicants will be notified if they have been accepted by April 1, 2024.

Instructors – Dan Johnson, University of Georgia
Jessica Guo, University of Arizona
Bill Hammond, University of Florida
Kate McCulloh, University of Wisconsin
Chris Oishi, US Forest Service


July 16
July 20


Scientists, Students, Technical Professionals