15.-16.4. POSTPONED ROOTS2020 seminar, Joensuu

The role of plant roots in carbon sequestration has raised into the focus in discussion of carbon balance of forest and agricultural ecosystems. This is because a high proportion of annual net production is allocated to roots but that hidden-half of plants is not well known. In addition, there is a lack of knowledge concerning the functioning of roots of different plant species in varying and changing environmental conditions, and as affected by different cultivation regimes. Above- and belowground processes of plants are linked together, and therefore whole-plant approaches are needed.

ROOTS2020 seminar will bring together scientists in the fields of biology, forestry and agriculture to discuss current topics on below- and aboveground processes of plants, their linkages and how they are affected by abiotic and biotic factors and by different cultivation regimes. The seminar consists of 10–20 min talks and posters.

Organizers: Natural Resources Institute (Luke, Joensuu) and School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
There are no participation fees, coffees will be served. Meals are self-financed.

Venue: Natural Resources Institute, Metla house, meeting room Käpy
Address Yliopistokatu 6b, Joensuu (On the map)


Preliminary programme
will be updated, please follow the event page

Wednesday, April 15
9:00 Opening
9:10 Oral presentations
11:15 Lunch
12:30 Oral presentations
14:00 Coffee break and posters
14:30 Oral presentations
16:00 Posters
16:30 Visit in the renovated root laboratory
18:30  Dinner in a local restaurant
Thursday, April 16
9:00 Oral presentations
11:00 Lunch
12:15 Oral presentations
14:00 Closing and coffee


For more information

Important dates
  • Registration at the latest March 15, 2010 via this link
  • Submission of the abstract by February 28, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance, March 5, 2020


For more information, please contact:

Tapani Repo, Luke

Tarja Lehto, UEF
Leena Karvinen, Luke