Roots in Drought

Key to grant has been collaboration

By Abby Werner As they reach the end of the Roots in Drought grant, the principal investigators have begun to reflect on the unique opportunity of collaboration that the grant presented them with. “This project has truly involved an integrated and interdisciplinary team,” said Dr. Bob Sharp,...

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ISRR 2021 ambassadors

Ambassador Program takes on virtual format

By Abby Werner A special aspect of the 11th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research is the graduate student and postdoc Ambassador Program. The program is in its third conference cycle, and like the symposium, is fully virtual - but still with an emphasis...

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Dr. Robert Sharp opens the virtual 2021 ISRR conference.

Rooting for the future of science and community

By Brandon Eigenman This year, the International Society of Root Research’s 11th symposium (ISRR11) was virtually hosted by the Interdisciplinary Plant Group at the University of Missouri in conjunction with the 9th International Symposium on Root Development (Rooting2021), which was hosted by the University of Nottingham...

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VIDEO: Harvest Prep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzpEI9mcpKg Taking the time to make sure the multitude of supplies are ready to go before harvest begins is one of the ways researchers Shannon King and Cheyenne Becker ensure field season success for the Roots in Drought team. It can take up to one month...

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Video: An a-MAIZE-ing Snack

https://youtu.be/oAyccwAo9Xs In August 2018, members of the Roots in Drought team attended a workshop in China. During their travels, they were able to partake in many different cuisines from all across the regions of China. One of the flavors that stuck out the most was the...

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Seeing the Science

How Sidharth Sen is programming the future of data visualization By Marlee Baldridge * Imagine if every time you played a video game, you were unable to save. You might spend hours playing up to a certain point, before a dumb mistake or impossible “boss” sent you...

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