8th-13th September 2014 at Nagoya University, Japan

The 6th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants was successfully done at Nagoya in 8th to 12th September, 2014. We appreciate all the participants for great contribution to the symposium. We look forward to seeing you again in Tartu, Estonia in 2017!

Special issue (Call for Papers)
  • We are planning to publish special issues of the symposium in:
  • Trees-Structure and Function (Springer)
    Submission deadline: 31 October 30 November, 2014 (call for papers)
  • Plant Root (Japanese Society for Root Research; website)
    Submission deadline: 31 October 30 November, 2014 (call for papers)
  • Eurasian Journal of Forest Research (Hokkaido University)
    (call for papers)

Welcome to the web site of the Woody Root 6
  • We are pleased to announce that the Sixth International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants will be held in Nagoya, Japan on the 8th - 13th September 2014. The first symposium was held in Ithaca in 1995, with subsequent meetings in Nancy 1999, Perth 2003, Bangor 2007 and Victoria 2010.
The major objectives of the symposium are:
  • Presentation of the latest advances in physiology and ecology of root systems of woody plants,
  • To better understand impacts of environmental changes on root physiological and ecological processes,
  • To better address the integrative nature of root system through collaborative works among scientists studying woody roots and related fields of sciences in molecular to ecosystem levels, and
  • To identify priorities for future researches in belowground woody root biology.
The symposium will be divided into following 5 sessions:
  • Nutrient uptake and utilization
  • Root development and turnover
  • Belowground carbon allocation
  • Water acquisition
  • Biological interaction
Tentative Program
For more information, please feel free to contact organizers:
  • Yasuhiro Hirano
  • Mizue Ohashi
  • Kyotaro Noguchi
  • email: woodyroot6jsrr.jp (change @ to letter)
22 October 2014
Submission deadline of the special issues, extended!

17 September 2014
Information on the special issues, updated!

3 September 2014
Travel infomation, updated!
Instruction for presentation, updated!

7. July 2014
Blog is being updated little by little.

1. July 2014
Deadlines for manuscript submission, updated!

15. June 2014
Abstract submission for "poster presentation", extended to 15 July!
Early registration, extented to 15 July!

12. June 2014
Call for paper (Plant Root), available now in the special issue page!

15. May 2014

Early registration, extented to 31 May!

15. Mar. 2014

Online registration, started!

5. Mar. 2014
Field tour information is updated!

5. Feb. 2014
Registration information is updated!

15. Jan. 2014
Program is updated!

9. Dec. 2013
Invited speakers are updated!
Travel page is updated!

23. Aug. 2013
Invited speakers are updated!

1. July. 2013
HomePage open!
The symposium is co-hosted by:
  • Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University (website)
  • Department of Earth Planetary and Science, Nagoya University
  • Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (website)
  • Japanese Society for Root Research (website)
The symposium is financially supported by:
  • Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association (website)
  • National Land Afforestation Promotion Organization
The symposium is supported by:
  • Forestry Agency
  • Nagoya City
  • The Japanese Forest Society
  • The Japanese Society of Forest Environment
  • Aichi Prefectural Government
  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
  • International Society of Root Research (ISRR)