School of Physical and Chemical Sciences - Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Trace element biogeochemistry in the rhizosphere fundamentals and examples of practical application

Speaker

Markus Puschenreiter, Visiting Erskine Fellow with Bret Robinson

Institute

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

Time & Place

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:00:00 NZDT in Room 701, Level 7, West Building

All are welcome

Abstract

The rhizosphere is the soil surrounding plant roots. Due to the release of exudates, plant roots may significantly change soil chemical characteristics and thus largely influence the solubility of elements. Trace elements may be essential micronutrients or potentially toxic soil pollutants. Root activities may influence trace element bioavailability and thus improve micronutrient uptake or change pollutant transfer pathways. The fate of trace elements in the rhizosphere and practical implications in plant nutrient and soil remediation will be discussed in this talk.

Biography

Learn more about Markus here