Schedule of Events

Sunday

  • Breakfast

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  • Participant Check-in

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    All guests should check.

  • Group Dinner

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  • Keynote Lecturer

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    Keynote lecture David Eissenstat, Penn State: “Root Ecology in a Changing World”

Monday

  • Breakfast

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  • Defining root structure, architecture and fuction

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    Topic 1 Lecture – Defining root structure, architecture and fuction; Lorenzo Rossi, UF/IFAS IRREC Horticultural Sciences

  • Break

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  • Guided Discussion and group activity

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    Topic 1 Guided Discussion and group activity; Lorenzo Rossi, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences

  • Lunch

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  • Methods overview

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    Topic 2 Lecture – Methods overview; Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy

  • Project Work

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  • Break

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  • Social & Dinner: Guest speaker – Jonathan Lynch, Penn State

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    Social & Dinner: Guest speaker - Jonathan Lynch, Penn State

Tuesday

  • Breakfast

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  • Sensing Root Structure and Function

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    Topic 3 Lecture – Sensing Root Structure and Function; Elias Bassil, UF/IFAS TREC Horticultural Sciences and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy

  • Break

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  • Guided Discussion and group activity

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    Topic 3 Guided Discussion and group activity; Elias Bassil, UF/IFAS TREC Horticultural Sciences and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy

  • Lunch

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    Boxed Lunch

  • Methods in the greenhouse and in the field

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    Tour of the UF/IFAS CREC – Methods in the greenhouse and in the field; Evan Johnson, UF/IFAS CREC Plant Pathology

  • Break

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  • Social & Dinner: Guest Speaker – Erin Sparks, University of Delaware

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    Social & Dinner: Guest Speaker – Erin Sparks, University of Delaware

Wednesday

  • Breakfast

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  • Data Analysis

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    Topic 4 Lecture – Data Analysis; Alina Zare, UF Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Break

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  • Guided Discussion and group activity

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    Topic 4 Guided Discussion and group activity: Alina Zare, UF Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Lunch

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    Boxed Lunch

  • Project Work

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  • Break

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  • Social & Dinner; Guest speaker – Dan Sabo, Georgia Tech

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    Social & Dinner; Guest speaker – Dan Sabo, Georgia Tech

Thursday

  • Breakfast

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  • Project Presentations

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    Project Presentations

  • Lunch

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    Boxed Lunch

  • Project Presentations

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    Project Presentations

  • Break

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  • Evening at Disney Springs or on your own

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    Evening at Disney Springs or on your own

Friday

  • Breakfast

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  • Next Steps in Sensing Root Function

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    Topic 5 Lecture - Next Steps in Sensing Root Function; Amanda Rasmussen, University of Nottingham

  • Next Steps in root research

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    Panel: Next Steps in root research; Elias Bassil, Lorenzo Rossi, Diane Rowland, Alina Zare

  • Course Evaluation

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    Course Evaluation

  • Course Adjourned

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    Course Adjourned