The 2021 EMSL User Meeting—Environmental Sensors was held October 4-7, 2021.
This 4-day meeting encompasses the following topics:
- Plant Biosensors: Discovering molecular dynamics of plant responses to environmental changes
- Rhizosphere Sensors: Decoding plant-microbe communication
- Microbial Sensors: Monitoring nitrogen, carbon, and water cycling in soil
- Detecting biological traits across scales
- Emerging Technologies: Development and implementation
Attendees included international researchers from academia, industry, and government research laboratories. The EMSL User Meeting is open to EMSL users and non-users alike.
2021 EMSL User Meeting: Day One
The first day of 2021 EMSL User Meeting included: Session 1: Plant Biosensors - Discovering molecular dynamics of plant responses to environmental changes, chaired by Amir Ahkami.
Monitoring plant health with near infrared fluorescent nanosensors
Quantifying photosynthetic functional traits across chloroplast, leaf, and canopy scales with chlorophyll fluorescence
Automatic Detection and Characterization of Fine Roots in Minirhizotron Imagery with Machine Learning
Tutorial: How to write and submit a successful user proposal
2021 EMSL User Meeting: Day Two
The second day of the 2021 EMSL User Meeting included: Session 2 - Rhizosphere sensors, decoding plant-microbe communication, chaired by Chemist Jim Moran.
Interkingdom communication and its connection to glucose sensing, development and enzyme production
A belowground stable isotope soil gas probing method for resolving controls on nitrogen use efficiency of a sorghum bioenergy crop
Synthetic biology advances in environmental sciences: biosensors for soil sciences
Engineering a gas-producing biosensor to monitor bioavailable nitrate in soil
Exploring the chemistry of rhizosphere microbiomes using fabricated ecosystems
Tutorial: Decoding rhizosphere dynamics using molecular and imaging approaches
Effect of drought on soil microbial metabolisms driving carbon allocation and volatile organic compound cycling in the tropical rainforest at Biospher
2021 EMSL User Meeting: Day Three
The third day of the 2021 EMSL User Meeting included: Detecting biological traits across scales. The session was chaired by EMSL biologist Pubudu Handakumbura.
Crop stress monitoring technologies in Digital Ag Era
The Fate of the Terrestrial Biosphere
Open-source hardware as a game-changer for experimental soil and environmental scientists
National Microbiome Data Collaborative
2021 EMSL User Meeting: Day Four
The fourth day of the 2021 EMSL User Meeting included sessions on the development and implementation of emerging technologies. Sessions were chaired by EMSL data scientist Allison Thompson.