Water and nutrient fluxes through soil, and plants


Research Field and Subjects

Understanding water and nutrient fluxes through soils and plants is important to sustain and increase the world food production without damaging environmental resources. The research group investigates the fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum to support hydrological and agronomical studies. Study of plant water demand relationships, irrigation, and abiotic stress (water stress, saline stress, nutrient stress) on crop development and  root extraction processes are also undertaken. The group develops soil-plant-atmosphere models at the scale of the root system and agricultural field plot to predict water and nutrient fluxes, plant growth and plant yield.

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Contacts: Mathieu JAVAUX, Xavier DRAYE, Marnik VANCLOOSTER