Lysimeters – separating processes in flux measurement II – International Workshop at UGT South 17. – 19. October 2017

Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere transports are the key drivers for all processes in the  environment. The aim is to show methods and solutions to enable environmental  monitoring with the latest developments. The workshop includes scientific presentations and practical demonstrations. Lysimeters are a proven tool for ecosystem studies. They are the reference system for matter and energy fluxes in rather undisturbed systems. Big enough to provide a root space for representative plant stands, they measure precise and detailed enough to describe fluxes at high resolution. Pesticide leaching, and greenhouse gas emissions can be quantified for the well-defined lysimeter volume. Advanced measurement tools allow to separate processes in water and gas transfer, while the lysimeter forms the integral frame. Isotopic compositions help to distinct sources of greenhouse gas emissions. We all are facing the impacts of climate change. We must manage the risks and therefore monitoring and measuring is most important!
Sap flow and plant water potential measurements allow to separate through plants from soil surface fluxes.
Parallel measurements, pF determination of the soil and particle size distribution enable a complete knowledge of the specific environment. The workshop will give insight on the latest research on lysimeters with a specific focus on process separation with modern analysis tools.
In addition, practical demonstrations for:

• lysimeter excavation and instrumentation,
• sap flow and stem psychrometer installation,
• data networks and data bank use,
• CO2 chamber systems,
• laboratory measurements with ceramic plates
are given.

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Come and test the equipment and get in brain storming with our scientists in Freising
near Munich.

Workshop Program 

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October, 17th

09:00 – 10:00 REGISTRATION
10:00 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Sascha Reth, UGT, Germany
10:30 THE LYSIMETER RESEARCH GROUP – AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR LYSIMETER RESEARCH
Peter Cepuder, BOKU Vienna, Austria
11:15 LYSIMETER TECHNIQUE, OVERVIEW AND CASE STUDIES
Sascha Reth, UGT Freising, Germany
12:00 Lunch
13:00 DEMONSTRATION OF UNDISTURBED EXCAVATION OF MONOLITHS


14:30 VISIT OF A PE-HD LYSIMETER STATION, INSTRUMENTATION FOR DIFFERENT
RESEARCH

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15:15 DEMONSTRATION OF AN EcoUnit (Ecotron)

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16:00 GREEN ROOF LYSIMETERS AT HS WEIHENSTEPHAN-TRIESDORF
Christian Huber, HS Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany
16:30 SOIL AND PLANT RESISTANCE TO ROOT WATER UPTAKE
Andrea Carminati, Uni Bayreuth, Germany
17:00 DISCUSSION WITH THE COMPANIES
20:00 Bavarian Evening

October, 18th
09:00 PLANT WATER USE AND WATER POTENTIAL USING SAP FLOW AND PSYSCHROMETRY


Beng Umali, ICT International, Australia
10:00 WIRELESS DATANETWORKS
Beng Umali, ICT International, Australia
10:45 Coffee break
11:15 PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF SAP FLOW SENSORS, STEM PSYCHROMETERS AND WIRELESS NETWORKS, DATABANK SYSTEMS

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12:15 Lunch
13:15 Visit of the MOORuse RESEARCH PLOT
Matthias Drösler, HS Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, Germany

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15:15 HEAT RATIO METHOD FOR SAP FLOW MEASUREMENTS
Martina Zacios, LWF Freising, Germany
15:45 RHIZOTRONS AND SOILINSIGHT – Types and Applications
Christian Heerdt, UGT, Germany


16:15 A COMBINED USE OF LYSIMETER AND SAPFLOW TO EVALUATE ET COMPONENT FLUXES IN A MEDITERRANEAN TREE-GRASS ECOSYSTEM
Oscar Pérez Priego, MPI Jena, Germany
17:00 DISCUSSION WITH THE COMPANIES

October, 19th
09:00 INTRODUCTION OF PLANT WATER STATUS CONSOLE AND PRESSURE EXTRACTOR
Whitney Skaling, Soilmoisture Equipment Corp., USA


10:00 PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF PLANT WATER STATUS CONSOLE AND PRESSURE EXTRACTOR
11:00 Coffee break
12:30 Lunch
13:15 VARIATIONS OF GAS CHAMBERS FOR ECOSYSTEM FLUX RESEARCH
Christian Heerdt, UGT, Germany


13:45 THE NEW eosFDCO2
Gordon McArtur, Eosense, Canada


14:15 PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION OF eosFDCO2
15:30 DEMONSTRATION OF UGT PRODUCTS
ku-pF, Hartge Permeameter, Hood-Infiltrometer, UMP1-Soilmoisture probes, Run-Off systems


17:00 End of the Workshop

Registration and workshop fee:
With registration until October 6th, the fee is 150€ for full registration and 110€ for students. After October 6th, the fee is 175€ for full registration and 135€ for students.
The workshop fee includes lunches, coffee and cake and the participation of the Bavarian evening.